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Director Program Management

Company: Miragen Therapeutics
Location: Boulder
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:



At Viridian Therapeutics, we aim to advance new treatments for patients underserved by today's therapies. Our team consists of talented, entrepreneurial-minded professionals dedicated to improving the lives of patients suffering from serious diseases. We strive for data-driven decisions, strategic risk-taking, and efficient use of time and funds to best position our ideas for success. We value thoughtful ideas, open communication, and transparency, and are committed to a culture that allows employees to contribute at a high level, grow their careers, and balance their personal and professional ambitions.

The ideal candidate will be an innovative, highly motivated program manager with a strong scientific background in drug development and program management. The candidate has a proven ability to manage cross-functional program teams and drive results forward. Responsibilities include the use of best practices for planning and tracking antibody development programs, developing the program plan, and execution of the program plan to timelines and budget. The candidate will be a team player with well-developed skills for gaining the cooperation of others and ensuring effective communication among team members.

Position Summary:

The Director Program Management is responsible for overall coordination and planning for programs of large scope, budget and strategic importance. In this role, the Director of Program Management will work with the team to ensure appropriate and timely decision-making, progress setting priorities, and managing the team to deliver results. Important duties also include communicating progress and highlighting risks, timeline delays and other issues to the team.

Key Responsibilities Include:

* Leads the design and execution of cross-functional program plans for drug discovery and early clinical development of antibody therapeutics. This will involve the mapping of preclinical, early development and all other relevant team information, with a variety of program management tools. * Maintains frequent communication with the cross-functional program team members and key internal stakeholders so that all parties are aware of current program status, issues, contingencies, and milestones. * Prepares summary information on program progress, timeline updates and risk assessment for periodic presentations to Viridian Leadership. * With team members and in accordance with corporate objectives, facilitates the setting of program strategy and objectives, key milestones and scope. * Leads team meetings and ensures that clear actions and decisions are documented, communicated, and committed to, enabling timeline achievement. * Builds strong working relationships across departments, with key stakeholders, and Senior Management to ensure transparency and to facilitate communication.


* At least 7 years' post graduate experience in the Biopharma/Biotechnology industry with at least 5 years of formal Pharmaceutical/Drug Discovery program management experience. * Experience in development of therapeutic antibodies highly desired, rare disease experience a plus. * Must be an innovative, driven, highly organized self-starter with the ability to handle multiple activities and comfortable interacting with all levels of management within the company. * Extensive intermediate to advanced computer skills (Power Point, Excel, Word, MS Project, SharePoint). * Expert level knowledge of project management methodology, including advanced skills in developing Gannt Charts and asset timelines. * Skilled in risk management and contingency planning * Extensive experience with research and development budgeting for novel therapeutics and ability to review and explain variances from approved budgets. * Strong communication skills, both verbal and written. * Excellent interpersonal skills including people management in a matrixed organizational structure, time management, organizational, and prioritization skills. * Willing and able to learn new skills to meet changing needs of the organization. * MS/PhD degree in Biology, Chemistry or other related scientific area, with at least 8 years of post-graduate experience in Pharm/Biotech industry, with a minimum of 5 years of formal Pharmaceutical/Drug Development program management experience. * Ability to travel: regularly (5-10%) * PMP designation or MBA considered an asset.

This role will be based in either of Viridian's offices, in Waltham, MA, or Boulder, CO, but remote work may also be considered.

Compensation: The salary range for this position is $186,000 - $217,000 and commensurate with experience. Viridian offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

* Medical, dental, and vision coverage with 100% of premiums paid by Viridian for employees and their eligible dependents. * Comprehensive wellness plan * Short- and long-term disability coverage * Group term life insurance * Medical and Dependent Care FSA * 401(k) Company match * Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Keywords: Miragen Therapeutics, Boulder , Director Program Management, Other , Boulder, Colorado

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