Therapeutics Portfolio & Project Manager / Sr. Manager

South San Francisco, California, United States

Who we are

Genetic testing makes it possible for each of us to understand our bodies in ways that were unimaginable only ten years ago. 23andMe continues to lead the way in making this information accessible, understandable and actionable for our customers, most of whom have consented to participate in research. This consumer-driven research model is powered by a wealth of genotypic and phenotypic information that has the potential to improve human health through advances in genomics.

23andMe's Therapeutics team is committed to discovering and developing new therapies that can offer significant benefits for patients.  This dedicated research and development group identifies novel targets using 23andMe's genetic database, generates lead compounds for these targets and performs preclinical research to advance programs for clinical development. The team currently has research programs across several therapeutic areas, including oncology, skin, respiratory and cardiovascular disease.

We are seeking an outstanding Therapeutics Portfolio and Project Manager or Sr. Manager to join our team to help manage our Therapeutics programs and lead pan-portfolio operational projects.

What you’ll do

  • Partner with scientific project team leaders and manage multiple therapeutic projects to successful and timely decision points throughout the early and late research phases.
  • Manage collaboration on projects with industry partners. Work closely with internal and external stakeholders to define deliverables and ensure they are provided within established scope, timeline, and budget.
  • Establish and maintain functionally integrated project timelines and ensure accurate inputs are provided by all functional leads. Ensure alignment with functional representatives.
  • Prepare and track project team budgets including resources and costs. Work with the Finance team to incorporate the project level budgets into the overall budget.  
  • Oversee CRO operational process, including assessment and ongoing management of CROs.  
  • Communicate, document and archive project team activities and decisions. Work closely with the scientific project lead and act as a primary contact for project team related information.
  • Facilitate project core team meetings and decision making, ensuring alignment with project team members and other key stakeholders.
  • Provide regular competitive assessments of our current and future Therapeutic programs and specific therapeutic areas
  • Lead key operational initiatives for the Therapeutics team (e.g. budget planning process, time tracking, portfolio management, communications)

What you’ll bring

  • Must have a Master's or PhD in Biology or similar life science discipline with 5+ years of related experience in the biotechnology industry
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Ability to cut to the heart of a problem, create a solution, and build consensus around that solution
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to independently set and meet deadlines and to motivate others to meet deadlines without formal authority
  • Ability to manage a range of complex, high-impact projects simultaneously
  • Ability to proactively identify issues or challenges from a scientific, legal, privacy, or business perspective
  • Outstanding cross-functional teamwork: works collaboratively, effectively, and efficiently with others
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment with individuals of diverse backgrounds
  • Good working knowledge of pharmaceutical drug discovery and development

Note: Job title will be commensurate with experience and academic credentials.

About Us

23andMe, Inc. is the leading consumer genetics and research company. Our mission is to help people access, understand and benefit from the human genome. The company was named by MIT Technology Review to its “50 Smartest Companies, 2017” list, and named one of Fast Company’s “25 Brands That Matter Now, 2017”. 23andMe has over 5 million customers worldwide, with ~85 percent of customers consented to participate in research. More information about our Therapeutics team is available at

At 23andMe, we value a diverse, inclusive workforce and we provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.  If you are unable to submit your application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at 23andMe will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.

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