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Associate Director, Project Management



San Diego, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2024


This role is based at the Iambic headquarters in San Diego. The Associate Director, Project Management is responsible for developing and implementing clinical development strategy for Iambic’s pipeline programs that are in clinical trials or in the preparation phase for IND submission. The Associate Director, Project Management will plan, lead and coordinate activities across multiple clinical and preclinical functional groups and interact with other key internal and external stakeholders to deliver on the strategic priorities of the Clinical Development group. This position will report to the Chief Medical Officer.


  • Contribute to strategic planning for clinical stage and IND-ready pipeline programs.
  • Lead, drive, coordinate and track IND submission, clinical studies, and activities across internal functional groups and with external vendors/consultants.
  • Develop, maintain, and manage high-quality detailed study timelines; interface regularly with project teams and cross-functional stakeholders to ensure key activities are well-coordinated and accurately reflected on the study- and program timelines, and align with corporate and program goals.
  • Prospectively identify timeline risks, proactively communicate risks to management, internal and external stakeholders, and coordinate development and implementation of risk mitigation strategies to facilitate efficient, on-time execution of studies.
  • Manage routine status reporting including study timeline and budget dashboards and management updates.
  • Provide monthly milestone and timeline updates.
  • Work with study managers to collect and analyze forecasted and accrued costs to produce at-a-glance data displays summarizing project financial status.
  • Coordinate KOL/MD interactions at ad boards and in 1:1’s.
  • Lead and build out program and project management functions as appropriate based on growing needs of pipeline programs


  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline.
  • At least 15 years’ experience in project management in biotech.
  • Experience submitting INDs (US and ROW) and managing clinical programs, knowledge of cross functional groups including clinical research, regulatory sciences, translational medicine, CMC, biometrics, safety, toxicology, and DMPK
  • Experience evaluating, selecting, and managing external vendors to support clinical programs.
  • Solid understanding of drug development strategy and clinical operations.
  • Familiarity with FDA and EMA regulatory requirements, Good Clinical Practice (GCP), and clinical trial processes.
  • Experience building infrastructure and managing teams.
  • Experience working on clinical stage oncology programs is preferred
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with strong attention to detail, and proven ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and effectively.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to represent program and corporate messaging to external parties.
  • Familiarity with project management software, and Microsoft Office.


Iambic Therapeutics is disrupting the therapeutics landscape with its cutting-edge generative AI drug discovery platform. We have assembled a world-class team that unites pioneering AI experts and seasoned drug hunters with strong track records of success in delivering clinically validated breakthrough treatments.

The Iambic Therapeutics platform has been demonstrated to deliver high quality, differentiated drugs to clinic with unprecedented speed and across multiple target classes and mechanisms of action. We are focused on the advancement of our internal pipeline of clinical assets to address urgent unmet patient need in oncology and other therapeutic areas.


The culture and mission at Iambic Therapeutics are profoundly influenced and strengthened by the diversity of our people and our differences in background, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and life experiences. We are committed to building an inclusive environment where a diverse group of talented humans work together to discover therapeutics and create technologies.


We offer industry leading competitive pay, company paid healthcare, flexible spending accounts, voluntary life Insurance, 401K matching, and unlimited vacation to our team. We are in a brand-new state-of-the art facility in beautiful San Diego with an onsite gym, dining, and easy access to great places to live and play.

Salary Range $153,138-$260,334 per year