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Director, Program (Alliance) Management

Business Development | San Francisco, Ca | Full Time

Job Description

Overview of the Role

The Director of Program Management is responsible for engaging with PICI collaborators to ensure its partnerships proceed as planned and to a successful conclusion. This will include coordinating with other functional areas of PICI, including legal and contracts, research, and clinical operations as those areas drive external collaborations. Priorities will range from ensuring that joint committees are formed and meet regularly to review progress and plan further, communicating progress among various stakeholders and serving as a liaison to address any collaboration issues that arise between partners, and assisting in securing additional resources that may be helpful to a collaborative program.


Reporting Structure and Team

The Director, Program Management reports to the VP, Business Development and is a key member of the Business Development team.


Essential Job Functions

  • Establish and maintain oversight of collaboration objectives, deliverables, timelines, personnel, and requirements.
  • Ensure that relationships with collaborators are maintained, meetings scheduled and attended as appropriate.
  • Ensure that collaboration progress is reported and communicated among collaborators and within PICI.
  • Identify and address any issues or conflicts arising in collaborations, and involve others as necessary to resolve.
  • Produce accurate and timely financial statements for management review, including collaboration budget to actuals.


Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Greater than 5 years’ experience in an Academic or Industrial setting managing inter-institutional collaborations. Greater than 10 years’ experience with recent direct collaborator relationships (rather than only supervisory roles) preferred.
  • BA/BS required with a solid understanding of biology, biotechnology, and clinical medicine; Ph.D., MBA, or JD preferred.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to communicate with all levels and departments.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, ability to self-start, identify projects on own.
  • Ability to multi-task and to meet deadlines.
  • Ability and desire to be part of an exciting medical research start up.
  • Ability to coordinate among multiple stakeholders on a regular and timely basis.
  • Curiosity, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to grow with the Organization as collaboration complexity increases.