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Director, R&D Project Management

Cambridge, MA   ·   Remote

Reports To: COO

METiS Therapeutics Inc is a biotechnology company with a unique technology platform that has the potential to drive best-in class drug assets in a wide range of therapeutic areas. Through the integration of machine learning, quantum simulation, and high-throughput experimentation, we enable scientists to rapidly, comprehensively, and intelligently develop novel drug candidates. METiS was founded by an enthusiastic team of MIT researchers and serial entrepreneurs. Our cross-disciplinary expertise and deep industry experiences allow METiS to harness AI to boldly deliver revolutionary therapies for patients with serious diseases. 


We are seeking a highly skilled, motivated, and collaborative Program Management Leader to join our team. This position will offer the opportunity to lead a portfolio of projects that span from discovery to clinical development. The right person will play an important role in the success of our R&D projects, and therefore of the company. This is very attractive opportunity for a biotech or pharmaceutical industry leader who enjoys a high-energy environment and a highly visible role that offers a chance to make significant contributions in METiS’ pipeline.


  • Provide effective and efficient project management for drug discovery and development R&D projects

  • Work with the team to develop project strategy, plan, timeline and budget

  • Perform risks analyses, develop mitigation plans, contingencies, new opportunities, and identify critical path activities

  • Publish timely and detailed meeting minutes from project meetings inclusive of associated timelines and pending action items

  • Ensure execution of all cross-functional project activities

  • Lead cross functional project teams, including internal members, external consultants, and third party CROs, to drive research and development activities

  • Drive and review project and budget documentations for executive meetings

  • Work closely with IP team to develop project related IP strategy and portfolio

  • Maintain Shared File System and other databases with project status and key project information 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a science or engineering discipline

  • 8+ years of industry experience in the pharmaceuticals industry

  • 6+ years of project management/leadership experience leading drug development projects

  • Sound technical aptitude and proven ability to grasp general knowledge of multiple disciplines and technologies with superior computer usage skills

  • Strong competencies in planning, project management, and organization with the ability to lead multiple activities and resources while maintaining a focus on quality

  • Ability to produce and present clear, concise, and professionally written communications and presentations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in RNA or protein drug development a plus;

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to communicate in Mandarin would be advantageous, although not imperative.

RECRUITING & STAFFING AGENCIES: METiS Therapeutics does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than candidates. The submission of unsolicited resumes by recruitment or staffing agencies to METiS or its employees is strictly prohibited unless contacted directly by METiS recruiting team. Any resume submitted by an agency in the absence of a signed agreement will automatically become the property of METiS, and METiS will not owe any referral or other fees with respect thereto.

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