Monday, July 24, 2017

Xenotransplantation !

Sangamo job opening describes areas of interest to include Xenotransplantation.

Title: Product Development Sr. Program Manager
Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) is the world’s leading developer of customized DNA-binding proteins for targeted gene regulation and genome engineering.  We are applying this technology in diverse therapeutic areas including HIV / AIDS, hemophilia, Huntington's disease, hemoglobinopathies, and lysosomal storage diseases.  Sangamo also has active programs and collaborations in a variety of other areas including crop engineering, gene-edited stem cells, and the development of humanized donor animals for xenotransplantation.
The Product Development function at Sangamo leads product strategy and execution from IND through clinical development and approval. The senior Project Manager in Product Development will be a highly-organized and versatile team player responsible for supporting two or more core teams and alliance management. The Project Manager supports the core team and core team leader in all aspects of product development (strategic, operational, and technical), from the time of IND filing to product launch. The Project Manager is focused on leading the operational aspects of the program and the team like program strategy and planning; timelines; budgets, meeting agendas, facilitation, minutes, and action-item follow-up) while also supporting and influencing the team in making complex cross-functional decisions.
The primary responsibility will be to provide project management expertise and support to cross-functional core teams and core team leader, ensuring that project priorities and plans are developed and executed in accordance with corporate goals.  This position will eventually lead to core team leadership roles.
  • Support identification, planning, and drive execution of program strategy and key program initiatives
  • Support alliance management and joint collaboration efforts with Pharma partners
  • Prepare agendas, facilitate discussions, prepare minutes, and follow up on action items for core team and join collaboration meetings
  • Support internal and external meetings related to patient events, publications, congresses, senior management meetings
  • Familiarize with the scientific and operational aspects of the program
  • Support the core team and core team leader in making complex cross-functional recommendations / decisions with data collection, scenario planning, risk assessment and strategic prioritization
  • Establish collaborative relationships with core team members and functional stakeholders
  • Ensure that timely and consistent communications to the team, partners and to other stakeholders, including senior management
  • Support core team and department initiatives such as strategic off-sites, team-building events
A Bachelor of Science required. PhD in a scientific discipline, MBA or other advanced degree, highly preferred. Certification or professional training in project management is a plus.
  • 5+ years' experience in a Biotech or Pharma in drug development, including project management experience
  • Working knowledge of core teams, functions and overall drug development process
  • Demonstrated excellence in supporting clinical-stage drug development programs
  • Attention to detail, curiosity, adaptability, and willingness/ability to learn quickly
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills and oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Word skills

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