Sr. Director, Program Management

Our Gene Therapy client here in Cambridge is looking to bring on board a Sr. Director, Program Management to their team!  Ideal candidate will have experience leading Programs in early-phase development within either Immunology, Oncology or Ophthalmology indications. This role will serve as a Program Leader for one or more cross-functional program teams to provide strategic leadership and to serve as point of primary accountability for program.  Other responsibilities include but not limited to: 


  • Proactively define program strategy, goals, decision points and potential areas of risk and/or risk mitigation.
  • Clearly define team structure, roles and responsibilities to meet program goals.
  • Serve as primary spokesperson for program; regularly communicate program progress and issues to key stakeholders, senior management, and external committees.
  • Foster a team culture of ownership, continuous evaluation and improvement; ensure recognition of team achievements.
  • Ensure clarity of mission and accountability for critical program objectives.
  • Contribute expertise to the continuing development of the program management function to help further the needs of the business.
  • Identify need for external expertise and engage outside experts as needed.



  • BS/MS degree required; PhD preferred and deep understanding of the drug development process with 10+ years of pharma project/program management experience. 
  • Desire and demonstrated ability to perform at a strategic level as well as in a hands-on capacity.
  • Early clinical Trial experience required; late stage clinical trial experience desired.
  • Ability to drive decision-making.
  • Ability to work with scientific team members at all levels.
  • Experience with gene or cell therapy development programs is a plus.