Join TechBio Companies Driving Patient Impact

Sponsored by Alix Ventures

Post a job // Join our newsletter
BIOS Community
BIOS Community

Senior Program Manager



Bridgewater, NJ, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024
Position Summary
Cellares is seeking a Senior Program Manager who will be responsible for leading cross functional teams towards clinical readiness. This person will need to be detail oriented, proactive, efficient, technical, and highly motivated to lead multiple groups and drive the program to timely completion.
This person should be able to minimize meeting time for the teams and communicate effectively and proactively. This is a primarily an internal-facing multidisciplinary role & this individual will interface across many parts of the company (with scientists, engineers, product managers, operations) to develop the best solutions possible. The successful candidate will be well versed in program development and cell therapy operations.
Candidates should enjoy working in a fast-paced, mission-driven environment, and be prepared to tackle a broad selection of challenges as the company grows.


  • Generate program related documentation, including but not limited to charters, budgets, timelines, communication templates, status dashboards, tracking tools, presentation decks, and final reports
  • Speak to Cellares Company Roadmap amongst project teams by communicating priorities, as well as communicating schedule & milestone that affect overall critical path bi-directionally
  • Communication and coordination across departments, and managing project interdependencies
  • Coordinating with internal cross-functional stakeholders to translate internal stakeholder requests into project plans
  • Investigate and resolve problems, identifying root cause, and propose process improvements through clear communication with internal teams
  • Identify and coordinate appropriate internal resources, while managing data delivery processes, project risks, and the successful execution of our portfolio of business projects
  • Assist with program documentation and define project phase gates in conjunction with other program/project managers and quality team
  • Drive productivity amongst the different teams whilst managing program budgets


  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, engineering or related field
  • Minimum 5+ years of program management experience
  • Experience with project management tools, such as Smartsheet, task management tools, and resource management
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Ability to pivot and complete other tasks as they arise, possibly outside regular scope of work
  • Must have strong communication skills
  • Skilled at working on multiple simultaneous projects
  • Strong problem solving and triaging skills
  • Ability to keep time management at top of mind
  • Experience with generating and managing Gantt charts
  • Self-motivated and passionate about advancing the field of cell therapies
  • Self-awareness, integrity, authenticity, and a growth mindset