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.


The Program Manager leads development of Personalis Clinical Laboratory Developed Test and Research Use Only (RUO) test for partnership programs. 

This will require interacting with a cross-functional, multi-disciplinary team in order to meet the requirements for successfully launching Clinical Products on the Personalis Next Generation Sequencing platforms. The position will coordinate the following activities:

  • Manage Clinical programs in coordination with R&D, Operations, Business Development, and the Regulatory/Quality teams
  • Track of Timelines, Milestones, Deliverables, Resources and Costs. 
  • Oversee partnership product development activities. This includes Personalis laboratory developed tests and IVD products.
  • Lead, plan, execute and finalize program activities.
  • Lead communications with academic and commercial partners.

Ideally, the candidate will have a strong working understanding of program management, and CAP/CLIA tests. Prior experience with project management tools, gantt charts and leading team meetings, is highly desirable.  This role will have a unique opportunity to manage and contribute to the development of new partnerships at Personalis.


  • Facilitate Program initiation and scope definition.
  • Support the R&D, operations and medical affairs in preparation of project plan, scope and budget requirements.
  • Manage the Program interfaces & stakeholders.
  • Manage resources, coordinating all efforts within Personalis, including third-party services or consultants in order to deliver Programs according to plan.
  • Define and manage Program success criteria & risks and disseminate them to involved parties throughout the Program life cycle;
  • Ensure internal and external milestones, deliverables, and obligations are met; manage milestone payments and activities, contractual obligations, and invoicing / payment oversight.
  • Support the timely processing and reporting of our sequencing results to our partners and their collaborators.
  • Take ownership of key partner-related issues and work with appropriate internal teams to resolve.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise Program team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
  • Travel 0-5%.


  • BS or MS in biological science or related field.
  • 4+ years working in industry (LDT or CAP/CLIA).
  • Program and or Project Management in a Diagnostic environment.
  • Communicating and managing relationships with client stakeholders, ideally academic and commercial partners.
  • Demonstrated history of successfully managing multiple concurrent initiatives and maintaining one’s own workflow.
  • Demonstrated track record of timely completion within deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic fast paced team environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills that include excellent skill in collaboration and problem solving with other departments and colleagues.

Business acumen:

  • Strong people management skills, influencing and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-starter.
  • Team player.
  • Result oriented.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken).
  • Program and project management tools.

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


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