Associate Director, Project Management

Associate Director, Project Management

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced project manager to join our growing team at Cyteir. The associate director, project management will be managing both clinical and pre-clinical stage projects, and be part of a cross-functional team whose singular focus is to bring ground-breaking therapies to cancer patients quickly and responsibly. The ideal candidate will have experience bringing drug candidates through different phases of drug development process, strive for excellence, is persistent but collaborative, pragmatic, detail-oriented and above all, always maintain a sense of humor.


  • Responsible for overall operation of both clinical and discovery projects
  • In partnership with program head and function leads, establish research and development plans, track progress against milestones, and deliver on project goals and objectives according to pre-approved timelines
  • Collaborate with project teams to advance projects through different phases of research and development, coordinate gate reviews with management team for informed strategic decisions
  • Facilitate and manage cross-functional project team and sub-team meetings. Distribute agendas and minutes, update project tracker/dashboards and follow-up on action items
  • Contribute to accurate project budgeting, tracking and forecasting, ensuring project expenses are in alignment with project goals and objectives
  • Conduct assessment to identify risks and gaps for each function, and formulate mitigation strategies with project team
  • Promote an open, dynamic and trusting team environment where team members can perform at their highest potentials


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in life or physical sciences. Advanced degree (Masters and/or PhD) in a relevant scientific discipline preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry experience with 3 years of project management experience , and a track record of success in roles directly managing cross-functional project teams
  • PMP certification preferred
  • Broad experience across the small molecule drug development process covering preclinical, clinical, regulatory and CMC functions is required
  • Prior exposure to drug development in oncology and experience in regulatory agency engagements highly desirable
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, able to influence, motivate and engage stakeholders across all levels within the organization. Adept at building consensus as well as anticipating and proactively resolving conflicts in a matrix environment
  • Ability to distill highly complex information into key summary points and formulate reports to management team
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, able to set priorities and act with a sense of urgency in a collaborative manner
  • Proficient in project management tools and applications (MS office, SmartSheet or MS project)

Associate Director, Project Management

Location: Lexington, MA.