Program Manager, Mammalian Synthetic Biology
Synthetic Genomics, Inc. - La Jolla, CA

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At Synthetic Genomics, Inc., we are dedicated to developing and commercializing genomic-driven solutions to address global challenges. We are currently seeking a Program Manager to join our fast-growing, dynamic and collaborative team in La Jolla, CA.

Successful candidates will help manage programs and projects developing and applying technology in mammalian synthetic biology and genome engineering in a cross-disciplinary R&D team collaborating with industrial and academic partners; coordinate and manage interactions with partners, customers and subcontractors; execute project management, budgeting and performance tracking activities for the program; coordinate and participate on project teams, working in collaboration with a full range of internal and external parties to ensure the directed course of the program; prepare and define clear objectives for the project, manage variances, and budgets.

Required Skills
  • Formal training and record of excellence in professional program management in a biotechnology and/or pharmaceutical industry setting.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Knowledge, training and a high level of proficiency with advanced program management techniques, methods and tools.
  • Demonstrated record of successful, complex program execution in fast-paced environment involving cross-functional and/or multi-disciplinary and/or multiple-site technical groups.
  • Demonstrated proficiency operating productive industrial collaborative relationships/ programs.
  • Experience and demonstrated excellence at the bench conducting research and development in a team and structured program environment involving timelines and milestones.
  • Foundational and applied bench R&D experience utilizing bioinformatics, molecular genetics and/or cell engineering.
  • Excellent inter-personal, group-interaction, communication, decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Obtain and process team input to articulate program status and issue resolution to upper management.
  • Work in accordance with health and safety guidelines.
Required Experience
  • Ph.D. and postdoctoral training in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Immunology or related discipline in mammalian systems.
  • 4+ years of biotechnology or pharmaceutical industrial research experience.
  • 3+ years of program management experience in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical industrial research and development setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and successfully integrate and apply scientific and intellectual property literature, research data and technical input to meet program goals essential.
  • Knowledge of and experience with genome/cell engineering and/or synthetic biology methods and approaches strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with colleagues/partners across a range of technical backgrounds, expertise and geographic locations strongly preferred.
  • Evidence and/or certification of training and advanced professional development in program management essential.

About this company
Synthetic Genomics, Inc., a privately held company founded in 2005, is dedicated to developing and commercializing genomic-driven solutions...