Personalis is a rapidly growing cancer genomics company transforming the development of next-generation therapies by providing more comprehensive molecular data about each patient’s cancer and immune response. Our ImmunoID NeXT Platform® is enabling the development of next generation immuno-oncology therapeutics and diagnostics.

Summary:

We are seeking an experienced Senior Program Manager for NeXT platform development projects. The Personalis NeXT Platform is a leading NGS based tumor profiling platform enabling the next generation of cancer therapies and diagnostics, used by biopharmaceutical companies and oncologists worldwide.  This person will work with experts across the R&D organization in a broad variety of domains including sequencing, laboratory platforms, bioinformatics, immuno-oncology, clinical genetics, and laboratory operations in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for program/project management of NeXT platform products
  • Guide development teams through executing projects and programs through the entire product life cycle, revising plans to meet changing needs and requirements and ensuring correct prioritization.  Proactively manage impediments and opportunities and use expertise and leadership to affect results.
  • Promote, facilitate, and manage communication between cross-functional groups to effectively set timelines, ensure clear and complete requirements, designs, plans and test cases, and keep projects and programs on target with organizational objectives.
  • Ensure project documentation is current, complete, and is organized appropriately.  
  • Use knowledge and experience in blending an Agile development approach with traditional product development principles and business practices in the right proportions to fit complex projects that cross business functions.
  • Create a positive team environment and lead, motivate, and organize teams to execute projects and programs in accordance with strategic objectives.
  • Identify and communicate potential bottlenecks, drive discussions around key risks, issues, and mitigation strategies.  Ensure that appropriate resources are allocated to agreed upon priorities.  
  • Participate in backlog grooming, sprint planning, and daily standups to identify gaps and help find solutions.
  • Ownership of complex, multi-faceted, open-ended problems and drive them to completion

Requirements: 

  • PhD or MS in a scientific discipline with 7+ years of project/program management experience, preferably in genomics.
  • Team oriented, self-motivated, and enjoys working in a high energy environment where ideas are rapidly translated into practice and flexibility is critical.
  • Proven record of delivering high quality projects from early stages through delivery.
  • Responsive, positive, can do attitude with ability to manage multiple tasks and projects/releases simultaneously, prioritize workload effectively, and thrive in a dynamic and complex environment.
  • Ability to motivate teams and fill the gaps that need to be filled in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience using and administering Jira/Confluence.
  • Knowledge of genomics, assay development, and/or bioinformatics a plus
  • Experience with smartsheet, MS project, or other planning software.
  • PMP, CSM, and/or CPO certifications desirable.
  • Experience in a CLIA/CAP certified and/or FDA regulated environment is a plus.

Personalis is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities.  Personalis offers a competitive compensation package. 

 

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