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Program Manager, Translational Oncology & Clinical Reporting

  • Second Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Program Manager, Translational Oncology and Clinical Reporting facilitates projects that focus on customer-centric improvements to the actionability, scientific and medical quality and usability of clinical reports. This position is responsible for the development and implementation of project plans to deliver new report features through the project management of cross-functional working groups. This includes the establishment and oversight of processes for Clinical Reporting project proposals and intake, prioritization alignment, tracking, and communication to stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

• Develops and implements project plans, including cost, schedule, risk and performance for new features.

• Builds working group ownership and commitment to project plans.

• Directs and mentors others on key project management processes.

• Focuses on scientific and medical utility, voice of customer, business-needs, personal accountability, and a commitment to results.

• Leads teams in appropriate decision-making through strong judgment and the ability to analyze options and implications.

• Influences cross-functional collaboration; develops and maintains strong relationships with functional leaders to drive success of projects and teams.

• Leads project phase reviews; defines and tracks key project metrics.

• Is responsible for closing gaps when projects stall: identifying additional team members, resource gaps, information gaps, etc., and working to close them.

• Develops and maintains a process for project intake and tracking.

• Implements criteria for presenting proposals to clinical reporting teams.

• Develops universal “roadmap” for process from project initiation to end of project.

• Implements official process for prioritization alignment and communication and oversees timelines and prioritization across portfolio.

• Outlines meeting action items and is responsible for follow up on action items.

• Monitors and tracks communication and training to stakeholder community.

• Compiles both intra- and inter-departmental program plans.

• Additional responsibilities as needed.


Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree

• 5+ years of experience in a program/project management role

Preferred Qualifications

• Advanced degree (MS, PhD, MBA) and/or advanced project management certification (PgMP, PMP)

• Experience in cancer biology, cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular oncology, translational medicine or similar field

• Experience using project management tools

• Demonstrated ability to create high quality presentations to lay out scientific/medical project proposals, project status, etc.

• Demonstrated ability to understand scientific/medical topics and communicate clearly about them

• Demonstrated ability to coordinate across disciplines and integrate all aspects of business as they impact development projects, including negotiation of scope, roles and responsibilities, specifications, timelines, and resources

• Knowledge of and work experience with FDA regulated products

• Working knowledge of FDA, ISO, CLIA and CAP regulations

• Strong project management skills and principles, including scope, schedule, resource and risk management

• Strong leadership, negotiation and conflict management skills

• Excellent communication skills

• Understanding of HIPAA and the importance of patient data privacy

• Commitment to reflect FMI’s values: passion, patients, innovation, and collaboration


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