Program Manager/Sr. Program Manager

Lyell Immunopharma, Inc. South San Francisco , CA 94080

Posted 1 week ago

At Lyell, our vision is to develop curative cell-based immunotherapies for solid tumor cancers. We have innovative science originating from our founders world class labs and a unique and disruptive approach to research and development. Our company is first and foremost focused on understanding the science. We are a learning organization, dependent on deep collaborative relationships between all of our colleagues, partners and founders. Our culture is based on Respect, Science, Courage and Intensity, and it reflects who we are and the environment we are creating.

Position Summary:

We are seeking an experienced Program Manager/Sr. Program Manager to manage drug development programs from Early Research through Clinical development. You will work closely with program leaders and cross-functional teams to define program strategy, develop and implement integrated project plans to meet business objectives. You also will be responsible for facilitate decision making and risk management processes.


Essential Functions:

  • Partner with team leaders to define program strategy and program goals
  • Develop and manage integrated project plans, timeline, and budget to meet program goals
  • Facilitate cross-functional team meetings, decision making and risk management to enable decision making for further development of the targets
  • Facilitate cross-functional communication to ensure alignment with internal stakeholders and external collaborators
  • Communicate, document and archive project team activities, action items and decisions
  • Contribute to building project team system, business processes and culture

Preferred Experience:

  • Great understanding of overall drug development process, familiar with early research/preclinical development space
  • Experience of building, managing cross-functional teams for decision making and risk management
  • Proficient with project management practices, tools, and methodology
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to develop relationships with stakeholders and manage conflicts
  • Highly motivated, self-starter, and willing to help build the PTL/PM function, team system and corporate processes from the beginning
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively interact with all levels within the company, with collaborators and functional leads

Preferred Education:

  • A BA or BS degree in the Life Sciences; PhD or MBA a plus
  • 5+ year experience in the biotech industry, with at least 2-3 years direct project management in drug development


At Lyell, we believe that highest performing teams include people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences who respectfully challenge each other. We are committed to building an open, diverse and inclusive culture for all employees.

Weve learned from experience that some of the best people dont always match our requirements perfectly - if youre interested and think you could fit, please dont hesitate to apply.

Lyell is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristics protected under applicable federal, state and local laws.

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, please contact us via our company website.

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