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Associate Director, Program Management

Location: Somerville, Massachusetts, United States, , 02129,
Full-time

About Finch

Finch is a clinical-stage company developing novel microbiome drugs to serve patients with serious unmet medical needs. Our machine learning-based platform mines molecular data collected from human interventional studies to identify the microbial communities driving positive patient outcomes in different disease areas. By developing drugs from microbial communities that have already demonstrated therapeutic effects in humans, we are pioneering a new approach to drug discovery and rapidly transforming the promise of the microbiome into a reality for patients.

Our lead therapeutic candidate, CP101, is initially targeting the prevention of recurrent C. difficile infection (CDI). CP101 recently met its primary endpoint in a large placebo-controlled trial in recurrent CDI, providing the first positive pivotal data for an oral microbiome drug. We also have programs targeting the treatment of chronic hepatitis B, children with autism and serious GI symptoms, as well as two programs partnered with Takeda Pharmaceuticals targeting inflammatory bowel disease.

 

Position Summary

The Associate Director, Program Management will report into to the Vice President, Program Management and will be responsible for driving our research and development programs forward through preclinical and clinical studies. In collaboration with the Program Lead, the Associate Director, Program Management will be responsible for building and executing detailed project plans and ensuring a highly collaborative and communicative environment within the teams.

 

Responsibilities

  • Overall accountability for program operations, timelines, and deliverables.
  • Drive the team and work closely with the Program Lead and other core program team members to manage all operational aspects of the programs.
  • Work closely with the Program Lead to manage the development and execution of program strategy, including ensuring realistic timelines and budget are aligned with corporate goals.
  • Convert strategic objectives for the drug development program into operational plans, including actions with clear owners and deadlines.
  • Coordinate communication across cross-functional teams to optimize team effectiveness; manage projects and teams to successfully achieve program goals and milestones.
  • Anticipate bottlenecks before they occur and help teams understand the interdependencies of their work.
  • Establish protocols for and liaising with joint committees by creating procedures and frameworks for effective decision making.
  • Plan scientific meetings and project team meetings which will include creating agendas, capturing meeting minutes, ensuring the completion of action items, and tracking deliverables.
  • Define and track progress through key performance indicators and internal and external milestones
  • Ensure program team activities and decisions are clearly communicated, documented, and archived, and act as a primary contact for program team related information.

 

Qualifications

  • B.S./B.A in life sciences required; Advanced degree and/or PMP certification is desired.
  • 5+ years of multi-disciplinary experience in the biotech, pharmaceutical industry with 2+ years direct project/program management in drug development.
  • Strong proficiency with program management practices, tools, and methodology.
  • Working knowledge of best-practice alliance management principles.
  • Financial acumen; capable of planning and oversight of project budgets and timelines.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively inform key stakeholders and management of status, issues and solutions.
  • Excellent time management and team management skills.

 

More About Finch

Here at Finch, we strive to create the best work environment and experience for you through our formal benefits programs and fringe perks. Together, we hope that we’ll create a fun & supportive environment in and out of the workplace as we strive to create a new class of therapeutics together to help patients.

  • Our formal benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield in addition to life insurance and long-term & short-term disability policies. We offer discretionary and flexible paid time off policies. Should you choose to start or grow your family while working at Finch, we aspire to lead our peers by offering several months of paid parental leave. We also offer a generous non-discretionary 401K contribution to help teammates save for life beyond Finch in the future and other savings and investment opportunities.
  • We also try to keep the workplace an inspiring and motivating place to work with our fringe perks. Our facilities in Somerville, MA include an in-office gym with a shower and towel service, fully stocked kitchen with free snacks, iced coffee & flavored/sparkling waters on tap, and highly subsidized meals through LeanBox. We sponsor ride-sharing to and from the office from preset locations around Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville. We are always evaluating our fringe perks and hope to grow them alongside our team.
  • *Only facility-dependent employees are working on-site in Somerville until further notice.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.  All aspects of employment including the decision to hire or promote, will be based on aptitude, performance, and business need. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Finch will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.