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99GM Director or Senior Director Program Management

 

Position Summary

Our Program Director will work across functions to enable Program Teams to achieve our company’s mission of improving the lives of patients. In this role, the successful candidate will develop and maintain overall project plans for key programs including strategy implementation, scenario and resource analysis, timelines, issue identification and resolution. Depending on the aptitude and experience of the candidate, this position also offers the opportunity to assist in defining and implementing a Program Management capability for the company. This position report directly to the Senior Vice President, Product Programs and Planning.

  • Accountable for providing high quality Program Management to advance programs towards achieving our goal of helping patients
    • Leads cross-functional team effort to develop program plans aligned with corporate objectives
    • Translate program strategies into operational plans, including identification of key milestones and deliverables
    • Ensure program team and activities are aligned with overall strategy and proposals for deviations from strategy are appropriately assessed and communicated
    • Generates integrated program plans and leads program scenario planning risk analysis exercises to identify and prepare for contingency events
    • Ensures clear and timely program communications to relevant stakeholders
    • Proactivity identify resource allocation gaps to avoid program timeline delays
    • Coordinate and facilitate sub-team and/or ad-hoc team meetings as necessary
    • Partner with Finance to establish program based resource and budget allocations and to ensure alignment with Corporate program priorities
    • Facilitate team preparation for company governance committee reviews
  • Serve as an effective team leader by fostering a positive and productive multi-disciplinary team environment
    • Build and maintain strong team dynamics and morale
    • Drive content and timing of key internal team meetings
    • Drive development and updates of key program documents – TPP, Dashboards, risk assessments as well as program timelines, agendas, minutes, action items and deliverables
  • Talent for distilling complex project plans and timelines into effective visual communication tools using MS PowerPoint
  • Strong understanding of disciplined drug discovery, product development and program management processes in matrixed managed environments
  • Demonstrated time management, decision-making, presentation and organization skills required. Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize and analyze work flows for efficiency
  • Superb interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills
    Key Behaviors for Success
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and actions that portray drivers of priority. This includes the ability to identify challenges and concurrently proffer solutions to those challenges while balancing tradeoffs in a time frame that makes a difference to our business.
  • Compelling judgment calls on imperfect or incomplete information. Uncertainty is a certainty in drug discovery, and separately in business activities and relationships. At any stage there is more to know or understand. Critical judgments will enable greater benefit to patients and all stakeholders
  • Effective teaming skills to bring cross functionality with the executive leadership team. Bring value, insight and key input to the executive leadership team. Interest in learning from team and sharing experiences
  • Balanced temperament that allows successful project management discipline while successfully adapting to dynamically changing situations

Education / Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in a scientific or healthcare discipline required with an advanced degree (PhD, PharmD, MD) preferred
  • 10 – 15 years of progressively increasing Project Management responsibility in the Biotechnology and/or Pharmaceutical industry managing biologics
  • Leading teams to IND (or equivalent) and BLA filings a plus
  • Therapeutic education/experience in immunology and oncology a plus
  • Superior proficiency in MS Project and other MS applications (e.g., PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification a plus
  • Knowledge of GLPs, GMP, GCPs

Further Recruiting Information

In addition to a competitive compensation package with stock options and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan, aTyr Pharma also offers a comprehensive benefits package for our employees and their families, which includes medical, dental, life, disability and a 401(k) matching contribution.
 
For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter referencing job 99GM to jobs@atyrpharma.com. aTyr Pharma, Inc. is an EEO employer.
 
 
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103DL Scientist, Protein Purification

 

Position Summary and Requirements

We are currently seeking a Scientist, Protein Purification/Process Development to join the Process Sciences team. In this role, the successful candidate will play an important role in the development and execution of protein purification processes, and contribute to technology transfer and manufacturing at contract manufacturing organizations.

  • PhD in Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field with ~1-5 years of industry experience
  • Experience in developing protein purification processes utilizing chromatography and filtration based technologies
  • Ability to apply scientific principles and new methodologies to process development and solve problems
  • Proficient with ÄKTATM chromatography systems and UNICORNTM software
  • Experience in development and manufacturing of protein therapeutics from mammalian and/or microbial expression systems
  • Experience in protein quantification and characterization
  • Knowledge of cGMP and regulatory guidance related to biologics manufacturing and controls
  • Extremely detail-oriented, thorough, and diligent in experimental design, data analysis and review
  • High level of motivation, initiative and creativity
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to execute on multiple projects in parallel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Work well in dynamic, high energy, fast-paced team and collaborate with cross-functional groups

 

Further Recruiting Information

In addition to a competitive compensation package with stock options and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan, aTyr Pharma also offers a comprehensive benefits package for our employees and their families, which includes medical, dental, life, disability and a 401(k) matching contribution.
 
For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter referencing job (102LN) to jobs@atyrpharma.com. aTyr Pharma, Inc. is an EEO employer.
 
 
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104YB Senior Scientist Upstream Process Development

 

Position Summary and Requirements

We are currently seeking a Senior Scientist, Upstream Process Development to join the Process Sciences team. In this role, the successful candidate will establish a mammalian cell culture lab, play a key role in the development and execution of mammalian cell culture and microbial fermentation processes, and lead technology transfer and manufacturing activities at contract manufacturing organizations.

  • PhD with 5+ years of biopharmaceutical industry experience or equivalent
  • Strong expertise in mammalian cell culture process development and technology transfer for manufacturing therapeutic antibodies and proteins
  • Experience in upstream process development from microbial systems
  • Knowledge of cGMP and regulatory requirements related to biologics manufacturing and controls
  • Extremely detail-oriented, thorough, and diligent in experimental design, data analysis and review
  • High level of motivation, initiative and creativity
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to execute on multiple projects in parallel
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills
  • Work well in dynamic, high energy, fast-paced team and collaborate with cross-functional groups

Further Recruiting Information

For additional information about aTyr Pharma, please visit our website at www.atyrpharma.com.
In addition to a competitive compensation package with stock options and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan, aTyr Pharma also offers a comprehensive benefits package for our employees and their families, which includes medical, dental, life, disability and a 401(k) matching contribution.

For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter referencing job 104YB to jobs@atyrpharma.com. aTyr Pharma, Inc. is an EEO employer.
 
 
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