Accelerating and scaling immune cell engineering

Effective application of innovative technology in biological research requires a collaborative and cross-disciplinary mindset.

We are a diverse group of engineers, scientists, and synthetic biologists dedicated to empowering our Discovery and Development organizations through design and deployment of state-of-the-art computational and biological tools.

Associate Director/Director of Program & Alliance Management

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 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, while ensuring effective communications.  This candidate may also be the primary point of contact with external partners 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
  • Coordinates preparation and review of governance documents, periodic project reports, budgets, etc. 
  • Along with the program team lead, represents the program team at governance meetings
  • Supports the program team in identifying and anticipating program risks and opportunities, and developing mitigation/maximization plansPartner with external collaborators to guide day-to-day joint development efforts and communications
  • Co-chair effective, action-oriented program team and 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 business processes
  • Support and be an example of high-performing team behaviors, including transparency, collaboration, shared accountability, and integrity.
  • What You Will Bring

  • An advanced degree in a scientific field and a minimum of 5 year relevant experience, including at least 2 years as a project manager leading cross-functional teams
  • Must have experience applying the principles, concepts, practices, and standards of pharmaceutical 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 cellular therapy, synthetic biology, and oncology research desired
  • Proficiency in GSuite, Smartsheet, and other productivity tools is a plus

  • #LI-DNI

    We are committed to hiring the best talent. 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.


    “Modern data science, automation, and synthetic biology approaches have tremendous potential to accelerate the development of effective cell therapies. ArsenalBio is being built from the ground up to optimize the leveraging of these approaches through early and deep integration of engineers and technologists into our R&D programs. We are seeking ambitious and talented teammates to join us in our mission to improve the lives of cancer patients.”

    Tarjei Mikkelsen, PhD

    Chief Technology Officer


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