Goldfinch Bio

Job Title: Sr Manager/Assoc Director, KGA Project Manager

Job Number: 22101

Location: Cambridge, MA

Job Description

Position Summary
Goldfinch Bio is currently seeking a talented individual for the position of Senior Manager/Associate Director Project Manager for our Kidney Genome Atlas (KGA) program.
This position will report to the Senior Vice President, Portfolio Leadership, and provide operational management of KGA activities. The candidate will join a cross functional team of computational, translational and clinical scientists and will be accountable for driving and facilitating timelines, budget and measurable milestones along with day to day associated operational deliverables for the KGA team. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, enjoy working with both people and computer systems for tracking the status of workflows, and be capable of thinking strategically about coordinating research processes, time management and setting priorities.
The KGA is a key component of Goldfinch Bio’s product engine for discovering novel drug targets, biomarkers for patient stratification, and insights into mechanism of disease.  The KGA encompasses data derived from more than 20,000 multi-omic samples (genome sequences, longitudinal clinical data, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, epigenetic marks), with plans to grow to >100,000 samples.


key responsibilities

  • Point of contact for the KGA Project Team and accountable for team deliverables. Ensures appropriate progress is being made against defined strategies; proactively raises issues and recommendations for resolutions.
  • Facilitates communication to ensure efficient integration of cross-functional strategies associated with the program and fosters strong relationships with team members, key collaborators and functional lines to enhance knowledge flow and data distribution.
  • Assist with the submission of IRB documentation, material transfer agreements, sponsored research and data access agreements, applications to public data repositories, and other required documentation.
  • Communicates with collaborating sites and vendors regarding sample tracking, clinical data transfer, sequencing and biosample analysis.
  • Supports the annual operating budget planning for the program. Together with Finance, supports the tracking of actuals to budget and communicates deviations to budget and prospectively identifies variations throughout the year.
  • Creates and manages content for key program documentation including, but not limited to, timelines, agenda, minutes, monthly program reports and budget summaries.

Required Skills

   Job requirements

  • 2+ years’ experience working with an academic or biopharmaceutical multidisciplinary team
  • PhD (preferred), BS/MS in a related scientific discipline
  • Prior project or alliance management experience and/or training
  • Familiarity with DNA sequencing, genetics and/or clinical data


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