Associate Director/Director, Project Management

Assoc. Director/Director, Project Management

4D Molecular Therapeutics, located in Emeryville, CA is a global leader in gene therapy product research & development using scientific innovation to unlock the full potential of gene therapy for patients with genetic diseases.  At 4D Molecular Therapeutics, our goal is to design and develop transformative gene therapy products using our proprietary adeno-associated virus variants platform to treat serious unmet medical conditions. 

The Project Management team at 4DMT is key to the success in the development of gene therapies for patients. Each Project Manager at 4DMT works closely with project team leaders and cross-functional members to ensure goals and milestones are met. This includes identifying meeting needs, highlighting project risks and being a key part of risk mitigation. Reporting to the VP of Project Management, this role needs a driven and organized team member to drive projects forward in order to meet corporate goals.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with scientist and leaders to ensure project goals are met on time
  • Keep a detailed budget of activities and highlight budget risks to the VP of Project Management
  • Keep detailed program Gantt’s to inform team and management of progress and risks
  • Exploring capabilities and establishing initial contact with new potential Contract Research Organization’s (CRO’s).
    • Management of all study activities and assay development tasks with CRO’s
    • Execution and organization of in vivo studies
    • Includes management of quotes, budgets, interactions and management of CRO
    • Drive protocol reviews and approvals with team members
  • Identification of program risks and development of risk mitigation plans
  • Organize meetings by scheduling, preparing agendas, taking minutes, tracking decisions and action items, and ensuring appropriate and timely action items follow up for the project team
  • Be able to navigate a fast-paced biotech environment and have the ability to drive a program, keep key stakeholders updated, and flag potential problems or risks
  • Manage review and execution of CDAs, Master Service Agreements (MSAs), as well as CRO proposals, contracts, scope changes and amendments

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • A BS or MS in a biological science
  • 5 years of industry project management experience
  • Strong scientific experience and ability to be a part of a scientific team
  • Gene therapy experience a plus
  • Experience using programs to develop Gantt charts, ideally MS Project
  • Proficiency in Power Point and ability to present in an organized manner to the upper management team to gain approvals of plans and budget
  • Solid practical working knowledge of project management techniques and concepts
  • Must have excellent reading comprehension and the ability to understand complex outsourcing contracts
  • Ability to capture scientific discussion in the form of meeting minutes, decision points and action items 
  • Previous experience in cross-functional teams and work in a scientific or clinical setting supporting drug development
  • Confident and respectful when interacting with all levels of management; stays focused and on-point, and raises problems or challenges in a productive, solution-minded manner
  • Must be able to work independently and within team environments
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail; exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, adapt to a diverse workload, and follow through on projects in a timely manner
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professional demeanor

Qualified candidates may submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@4dmt.com