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Program Manager
South San Francisco, CA

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Job Description

About Freenome

Freenome is an AI genomics company on a mission to empower everyone with the tools they need to detect, treat, and ultimately prevent their diseases. By applying advanced machine learning techniques to recent breakthroughs in genomic science, Freenome is developing simple blood tests to detect early-stage cancer and make treatments more effective. The company has raised $78 million from investors such as Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Polaris Partners, and Founders Fund.

Job Description

The Program Manager is responsible for planning and driving execution of projects for clinical product development, R&D initiatives, lab operations projects, and business-critical initiatives.


* Drive strategic programs and projects:
* Responsible for managing cross-functional projects, while maintaining a sustainable balance of workload and resources, and reporting project status to executive management.
* Actively plan and drive cross-functional project teams to deliver against integrated, detailed plans within budget and timelines by highlighting tradeoffs and co-dependencies to meet overall goals and timelines.
* Enable proactive communication in collaboration with functional directors and managers to assure integration of project, company, and functional goals towards achieving project milestones and timetables.
* Develop, track, and analyze project's key performance indicators (KPIs) including effectiveness of technical strategies, regulatory pathways, clinical development progress, project execution and product development risks (e.g., adherence to schedule, scope, resources), to provide management detailed status updates.
* Oversight of all phases of the product development process (PDP) from Concept to Launch. Understanding of Design Control principles and manage gate-keeping, design freezes, design reviews, change control, sign-offs, etc.
* Organize regular team meetings to drive progress, track and mitigate risks, resolve/escalate issues, and review action items.
* Generate the necessary documentation and assist teams with creating project plans, protocols, reports etc.

What We're Looking For

Qualities of candidate

Example experiences

Lead the planning, execution, and delivery of the project with the product development process

3-5 total years of experience in diagnostics or medical devices market

Super organized and process driven

Demonstrated track record of excelling in a process driven function

Cross-functional leader to guide complex product development and organizational growth

1-2 years program, project, or portfolio management experience across a range of product development and organizational growth needs

Self-starter capable of formalizing organizational processes

Demonstration of measurably improving organizational success and processes

Influencer capable of balancing consensus perspectives and cohesive decisions

Demonstration of leading complex trade-off decisions between functions

Data-driven and structured approach to facilitate decision making

1-2 years consulting experience leading development of decision frameworks and approaches to drive prioritization

Self-learner to navigate varying stakeholder needs along the development process (e.g., clinical studies to product launch)

Demonstration of scaling or navigating a new area to become an expert

Expert in design control and product development process

Minimum of 1-2 years of program management experience in biotech space and educational background in molecular biology or genetics testing.

Nice to Haves

* Certification or formal training in Program Management and experience using a resource management tools
* Direct experience with clinicians as medical affairs or clinical study operations from a diagnostics perspective
* Experience leading development efforts to meet regulated market standards (e.g., FDA or CE-mark)
* Business development or partnership management experience from diligence, deal-making, to integration

Our Science

Freenome's technology enables it to looks beyond the tumor to analyze the body's

own response to cancer through the fragments of DNA and RNA that are released into the bloodstream. Along with cancer-associated proteins, these circulating, cell-free (cf) biomarkers provide a more dynamic picture of cancer's activity in the body, even at its earliest stages.

By decoding the billions of complex patterns in cell-free biomarkers associated with specific tumor types, Freenome's AI genomics platform is learning to detect cancer before symptoms occur, greatly improving survival rates. Other applications of our technology are providing insights into the safest, most effective treatments and revealing promising new targets for drug development.

Our Culture

Freenomers are technical and creative, visionary and grounded, empathetic and passionate. We build teams around divergent expertise, which allows us to solve problems and uncover opportunities in unique ways. Freenomers are some of the most talented authorities in their fields. Together we advance healthcare one breakthrough at a time.

We value empathy, integrity, and trust in one another. That means embracing other's perspectives, those of our coworkers and those of the patients and communities we serve. It means knowing when to push, and when to be quiet and listen. At Freenome we give each other the benefit of the doubt in the belief that we're all working as a team toward the same goals. We conduct ourselves with integrity, empowering others to grow in a collaborative environment.

Freenome explicitly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

What does a successful person look like at Freenome?

Those who thrive at Freenome prioritize, lead, and execute their own goals in alignment with those of the company. They embrace our values of empathy, integrity, and trust, and hold themselves and their team accountable. They crave collaboration with brilliant minds from unfamiliar fields of study and believe that hiring and mentorship are fundamental to our success. Above all, they welcome and provide constructive feedback and criticism, trusting in the good intentions of others, and secure in the knowledge that embracing mistakes is the best way to learn and move on. For those who crave challenges, understudied problems, and the chance to see their work impact the lives of millions of people affected by cancer every year, there's no better place to be.

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