Sr. Project Manager / Project Management

  • 2200 Bridge Pkwy, Redwood City, CA 94065, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Jasper Therapeutics is a start-up company out of Stanford University with a lead clinical-stage program that is a first-in-class and potentially breakthrough antibody to safely replace chemo-radiation as a conditioning agent for diseases for which hematopoietic cell transplants (HCT) of allogeneic or gene-modified cells are the only known curative therapy. These diseases include but are not limited to rare genetic blood diseases such as the primary immune deficiency diseases, hemoglobinopathies, and myeloid disorders including myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia. Additional potential indications include immune tolerance induction for the cure of autoimmune disorders and to facilitate acceptance of solid organ transplants. By creating novel, safe and highly effective conditioning regimens for hematopoietic transplantation, Jasper is leading the field with innovative clinical trials to safely bring cures to patients suffering from a variety of life-threatening diseases.

The Jasper vision is to build a leading biotechnology company to advance the field of hematopoietic cell transplantation by leveraging its basic and translational science to generate a pipeline of innovative therapeutics in the areas of HCT conditioning, immune modulation, cell engineering and gene editing therapies.

Job Description

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for managing cross-functional drug development projects, in either preclinical or clinical development stages. Working with a multi-disciplinary Project Team, the incumbent will develop and manage the integrated project plan and track progress against milestones and goals. This individual, in concert with the Project Teams, will drive project execution and serve as the official source of project status. This individual may also be responsible for serving as an alliance manager, as future partnerships develop. Finally, the Senior Project Manager will work with other department colleagues to help build the project management function, here at Jasper.

·Provides cross-functional project management expertise to research and/or clinical development stage projects and serves as the sole source of the project’s current status and future plans.

·Works with Project Teams in the creation of the comprehensive research and development plans for their assigned projects and may be called on to analyze various development scenarios (“what if” scenario analyses) and their impacts on timelines, resources, and/or budgets.

·Partners with all functional areas (translational research, CMC, regulatory affairs, clinical development, clinical operations, and pharmacovigilance) to build and maintain integrated project timelines, track progress, resolve conflicts, and communicate current project status.

·Responsible for maintaining the official project timeline and keeping the project on-schedule. 

·Reports on potential issues and facilitates the resolution of problems; and/or, escalates to company leadership for resolution.

·Plans, coordinates, and facilitates regular Project Team meetings and ad hoc meetings. Prepares agendas with input from key functional area representatives. Prepares comprehensive meeting minutes and action items. Follows-up with team members on any outstanding action items.

·Collaborates with Finance team to support budgeting and forecasting activities.

·Helps prepare PowerPoint slides for internal and external presentations.

·Supports Business Development activities by preparing necessary supporting documents and presentations related to the Senior Project Manager’s assigned projects.

·May service as an Alliance Manager for projects, as future partnering activities require. Will serve as the main point of contact between Jasper and the partner company and ensure that both parties remain in compliance with the terms and conditions of the licensing agreement. Will oversee the preparation of any required project reports and facilitate the organization and conduct of any required joint meetings.

Qualifications

·BA/BS in a scientific field relevant to the drug development process

·Minimum of seven years of relevant work experience in the biotechnology and/or pharmaceutical industry; of which a minimum of three years working in a project management role, preferably working with multi-disciplinary drug development teams

·Project Management Professional (PMP) designation a plus.

·Experience working in collaboration with a partner company a plus.

·International drug development experience a plus.

Additional Information

All your

  • High-science environment in a growing company with transformational science to cure devastating diseases
  • Experienced, top-tier team invested in your long-term professional development
  • Collaborative company culture with potential for broad exposure to the entire company
  • Well-funded company with premier investors and public funding Validating collaborations with leading research centers and innovative gene therapy partnerships
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Jasper Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer

information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.