Associate Director / Director, Program Management

Generation Bio

Cambridge, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Prod Mgmt/Dev
  • Post Date: 01/08/2021
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  • Company Address: 215 First Street, Cambridge, Cambridge, MA, MA 02142

About Generation Bio

Generation Bio is creating a revolutionary new class of genetic medicines that deliver durable, high levels of gene expression and have drug-like properties, including ability to titrate to effect and re-dose. Our unique GeneWave technology allows us to overcome the limitations of other approaches by delivering larger genes, including more sophisticated regulatory elements, and avoiding the immunogenicity which limits both the number of patients who can be treated and the ability to re-dose them over time.

Job Description


Generation Bio is a biotechnology company leading a new generation of gene therapy. With our proprietary re-dosable ceDNA technology, we are expanding the reach of gene therapy At Generation Bio, our goal is to bring the life-saving benefits of gene therapy to more people, living with a broader range of diseases, in more places around the world. Our vision is to make the ravages of genetic disease as imaginary to the next generation as polio feels to children today.

We are a thriving, collaborative, creative community of diverse talents, beliefs, and experiences relentlessly dedicated to our mission. Founded and launched by Atlas Venture. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Committed to a future where more people can live full lives.

Delve further. Please visit or follow @generationbio on Twitter and LinkedIn.


Generation seeks an energetic, versatile, and hands-on program manager to support activities for our preclinical and clinical development candidates as well as our platform initiatives. This role will focus mainly on our liver and retinal programs and may support other programs/activities as needed. This role is very cross functional with key interactions between CMC, Research, Preclinical, Quality, and Clinical.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Serve as primary Program Manager, working closely with Program Leader(s) to lead the program team in the development and execution of program strategy and plans
  • Establish strong partnerships with key cross-functional stakeholders across both Research and Development, and work with them to develop an integrated program strategy and goal setting for our clinical, preclinical, and platform programs
  • Assist with optimizing tools and processes to facilitate integration of workplans, resources, and risks toward trade-off assessments and decision-making
  • Develop and ensure alignment of cross-functional plans (i.e. timelines, budget, resource plans, risk assessment, program milestones, goals and contingency planning) with the program teams and internal stakeholders
  • Optimize team structures and drive cross-functional teams to achieve milestones and goals
  • Identify bottlenecks, surface issues, and proactively drive for their resolution
  • Ensure comprehensive, high-quality, and proactive communications of program information to management and the program team, in order to achieve clarity of program goals, progress and issues
  • Proactively seek out opportunities for process improvement (e.g. meeting structure, information storage, dashboards, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field; Masters or PhD a plus
  • 8+ years of experience with 5+ years in project management & coordination
  • Experience with clinical-stage programs is a must
  • Experience working in a matrix environment and managing interactions between internal team members and with senior leadership in research, development, CMC, clinical, regulatory and related areas
  • Prior experience in the gene therapy field or rare disease therapeutic development is a plus
  • Experience successfully managing alliances in support of preclinical and clinical stage programs is a plus
  • Experience working in a dynamic high growth biotech company preferred
  • Highly collaborative team player who fosters open communication and facilitates mutual understanding and cooperation between all stakeholders
  • Knowledge of regulatory and business requirements impacting preclinical and clinical development
  • Understanding of financials, including knowledge of resource planning (headcount and budget)
  • Ability to critically and objectively interpret, evaluate, prioritize and communicate scientific and competitive, business related information
  • Demonstrate ability to influence without direct authority, and to work with a sense of urgency and proactive thinking
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented with excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with program/project management tools such as PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Project and/or Smartsheets, and SharePoint.

POSITION: Full-Time, Exempt

EEOC Statement: Generation Bio believes in a diverse environment and is committed to equal employment opportunity for all its employees and qualified applicants. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Generation Bio will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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