Cambrian Biopharma is a diversified R&D platform company built on a new model for drug discovery and development. We partner with leading academic institutions and scientists all over the world to build new medicines, providing capital and expertise to advance a pipeline of drug development programs with a shared theme.
Cambrian is unique among biotech companies due to its focus on a specific field of scientific research: the basic biology of aging, also known asgeroscience. Drugs that target the Nine Hallmarks of Aging can be exceptionally powerful medicines that could extend the healthiest years of life. Our approach is to build a pipeline that cultivates multiple diversified assets thus mitigating the inherent risk of drug development and maximizing the odds that Cambrian will create multiple life-changing therapeutics that receive regulatory approval.
The Role & Responsibilities:
Reporting to an Executive Vice President (either Drug Discovery or Chemistry), the Director, R&D Project Management will mainly oversee hit-to-lead, lead optimization, and IND-enabling projects or studies in early-stage affiliates within Cambrian Biopharma. This person will work closely with an EVP and matrixed R&D teams to convert strategic objectives into operational project plans and to deliver on the goals and timelines.
Coordinate activities of 3-5 projects in collaboration with cross-functional R&D teams and manage the planning, development, and execution of projects progressing them to value-increasing inflection points
Create detailed cross-functional project plans with timelines and budgets and track and report on progress
Work with R&D Teams to identify risks and issues and proactively remediate issues/develop risk mitigation strategies
Work closely with an EVP to execute CRO and other external studies, and collaborate with other departments within Cambrian to start and operate companies efficiently,
Communicate project plans and progress to leadership teams comprising creation of presentations, budgets, Gantt charts, experimental protocols, contract work orders, preparing meeting agendas, minutes, action items, and organizing and managing data
Identify and own deliverables
Strong scientific background with extensive experience with discovery-stage research and early development activities/ studies
B.S. in Biology or Chemistry, advanced science degree preferred
Minimum 10 years of experience in Pharma or Biotech
Minimum 5 years of experience in R&D project management in relevant industry
Demonstrated success working with cross-functional and matrixed teams and CROs
Extensive experience with managing IND-enabling studies and/or regulatory affairs
Strong analytical and technical skills, including proficiency in project management practices, project planning, and decision-making employing state-of-the art tools
Excellent communication skills, writing and presentation skills and information management skills
Proven ability to work collaboratively and influence others
Opportunity to shape new and exciting science and build teams that bring novel therapeutics to patients in need
Exposure to the biotech company life cycle and industry
A dynamic, mission-driven, and entrepreneurial company culture
Access to our network of international decision-makers and investors
Competitive salary + equity
12 company holidays and an unlimited vacation policy
Employer paid health, vision, and dental insurance for employees
Other ancillary benefits, including pre-tax commuter benefits, a healthcare Flexible Spending Account, etc.
Cambrian Biopharma is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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