Business Development

Associate Director/Director, Program Management & Alliances (2180-U-700-PMA)

ArsenalBio’s mission is to develop efficacious and safe cellular therapies for patients with chronic diseases, initially cancer.  Our products are being designed to herald the transition of adoptive cell therapy from a hospital based treatment to outpatient therapy, like most other cancer treatments. 

Our people are our greatest asset, they bring scientific talents in molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology, protein chemistry, computational biology, automation, genome engineering, software and other fields to make the future happen now.

ArsenalBio is seeking a Program and Alliance Manager to manage one or more highly complex cell therapy R&D programs and/or high profile partnerships. 

This role will partner with a program team and program team lead to develop, gain governance approval, and execute the program strategy.  Effective cross-functional communication and risk management are key responsibilities of this role.  This candidate may also be the primary point of contact with an external partner to manage day-to-day collaboration activities.

As we grow our organization, this person will be expected to lead or participate in initiatives to resolve complex operational issues or improve business operations. 

What You Will Do:

  • Partner with the program team lead and functional leadership to organize the formation of a program team
  • Work with the program team lead and functional team members to define project scope and strategy, and lead preparation of the product development plan
  • Coordinate preparation and review of governance documents, project reports, budgets, etc.  Along with the program team lead, represent the program team at governance meetings
  • Support the program team in identifying and anticipating program risks and opportunities, and developing mitigation/maximization plans
  • May partner with external collaborators to guide joint development efforts and decisions, and maximize the value of the partnership
  • Co-chair effective, action-oriented program team and/or partnership meetings, communicating minutes, decisions, and actions in a timely manner
  • Lead or participate in one or more initiatives to build operational efficiency, company culture, and sustainable business processes
  • Support and be an example of high-performing team behaviors, including transparency, collaboration, shared accountability, and humility.

  • What You Will Bring:

  • A scientific degree and at least 6 years (PhD/MS) / 8 years (BS) relevant experience in the biotech / pharmaceutical industry
  • At least 4 years experience as a project manager leading cross-functional teams
  • Must have experience applying the principles, concepts, practices, and standards of pharmaceutical R&D project management
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and resolve conflicts between internal team members and with external partners
  • Must be able to understand and communicate scientific and business data and have good presentation skills
  • Must be able to quickly learn new skills and knowledge on the job, demonstrate productivity, and deliver high-quality results
  • Must be able to work under minimal and at times no supervision, determine personal work plan, and schedule tasks and activities
  • PMP certification and alliance management experience desired
  • Prior experience in cell therapy, synthetic biology, and immuno-oncology research desired
  • Proficiency in GSuite, Smartsheet, and other productivity tools is a plus

  • ArsenalBio prioritizes the providing of a safe and healthy workplace that is consistent with COVID-19 public health guidance and legal requirements.  In order to protect our employees and visitors, we require all visitors (candidates) and employees to present proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when coming onsite.

    We are committed to hiring the best talent from diverse backgrounds. A diverse workforce engenders richness of thought, creativity, and discovery. We invite individuals who embrace intellectual achievement to bring their unique personal and professional journeys and together we will build transformative cell therapies for cancer patients.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    To all recruitment agencies: ArsenalBio does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, or ArsenalBio employees. ArsenalBio is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


    ArsenalBio was formed by its investors and scientific founders to discover, develop and commercialize curative and safe cellular therapies for patients with life threatening diseases, initially cancer.

    We believe the most productive and secure route to achieving this goal is to build scaled platforms of technologies challenged with scientific questions to yield informative data from hypothesis driven, well controlled experiments. These data will inform the design of ambitious, best-in-class, lead compositions. Our leads will be rigorously evaluated and honed until we are convinced our matured leads, called development candidates, can be prepared for testing in needy, and vulnerable patients.

    Our products will be designed to speed the transition of cell therapy from hospital-based to outpatient treatments, increasing access to more patients at lower cost to patients, health systems, and insurers.

    To achieve this mission, we are building diverse teams of talented, curious, and caring individuals who believe in our mission and our vision to be sustainable in our business plan, our work habits, and our personal lives.

    Our values create: a foundation for mutual respect, an engaging harmony from many voices, and unselfish behavior to aid our colleagues.

    This is ArsenalBio.
    This is our Company.

    Ken Drazan, MD
    Founding CEO


    Best in Class Health & Wellness Plans

    Flexible Office Hours

    Paid Parental Leave

    Healthy Kitchen Snacks

    Daily Catered Lunches

    Free Onsite Fitness Center

    Unlimited Vacation Days

    Generous compensation and equity packages

    Commuter Benefits

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