Program Manager, R&D

Program Manager, R&D

Are you passionate about significantly improving the future of medicine? Do you believe that people are the most important asset of any company? If so, join AmplifyBio!             

AmplifyBio is a company dedicated to building an integrated environment where clients can access technologies, platforms, capabilities and safety testing for the scale up and commercialization of advanced therapies.  We began as a CRO, spun out from the Battelle organization in West Jefferson, Ohio and are now proud to have added a site in South San Francisco dedicated to discovery, optimization, and characterization of client drug candidates.

The platforms and domain expertise at our San Francisco site fills the critical gap that exists between discovery and the clinical scale up of drug development.  The team here is dedicated to helping clients understand the biological and immunological mechanisms and characteristics of their advanced therapies to ensure product consistency and prevent unexpected failures downstream.   

We partner with our clients, leveraging state of the art technologies and platforms we will enable our customers to accelerate and improve the product development cycle, from concept to commercial.

When you join our team, you will be a part of groundbreaking work while collaborating with our clients, research scientists, study directors, lab technicians and specialists across a variety of disciplines. Our chemists, biologists, veterinarians, data scientists, engineers, pathologists, and other experts collaborate to deliver new and exciting breakthroughs. The future for AmplifyBio is as great as the combination of our imaginations and actions, and we hold ourselves accountable for our choices and results. We have a bias for action, excellence, and, especially, the health and safety of our employees.

AmplifyBio’s next step forward in advancing medical breakthroughs, treatments, and cures for disease is to establish a Cell & Gene Therapy (CGT) manufacturing and development facility. We are seeking highly motivated individuals to help create and define a first-of-its-kind CGT facility at our new site in South San Francisco, CA.

AmplifyBio is seeking to hire a Program Manager, R&D to join our growing team!!!

The ideal candidate is an experienced Program Manager who will be responsible for working closely with AmplifyBio’s Research & Development Team to advance business critical internal and client projects focused on the discovery and characterization of advanced therapies. Ideal candidates should have scientific experience in the advanced therapy space and the ability to drive complex programs consisting of multiple assay development and discovery activities.

What You’ll Do Here:

  • Provide project management expertise to develop and monitor progress on multiple projects consisting of new assay development, technology assessment, and discovery biology.
  • Manage multiple projects for a program within the constraints of scope, quality, time, and cost.
  • Monitor and manage program issues and risks by working with stakeholders and governance committees.
  • Drive collaboration and coordination across functions to facilitate the planning process, establishment of goals, milestones & deliverables, and creation & maintenance of comprehensive timelines that integrate available resources, dependencies, budget, priorities, and other constraints as appropriate.
  • Develop & maintain project management tools to track overall team progress, including project dashboards for Functional Leadership that track relevant KPIs.
  • Ensure project plans and objectives are clearly established, documented, and communicated.
  • Collaborate with client Program Managers to integrate timelines and deliverables.

We Would Love to Hear from You If You Have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study
  • 5+ years of progressive project/program management experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostic, and/or device industry, along with relevant biologic/pharma/diagnostic/device/drug development background.
  • Demonstration of big-picture thinking and high-level planning with the ability to navigate comfortably in an ambiguous and fast-paced environment and the ability to operate at both big-picture and tactical levels.
  • Ability to build strong partnerships with internal and external key stakeholders and hold oneself and others accountable for commitments in a productive and collaborative manner.
  • Business acumen and solid relationship management skills with a focus on cross-functional collaboration and customer service.
  • Proactive problem solver able to promote ideas persuasively and build on the ideas of others in a constructive manner.
  • Command of tools to efficiently communicate complex ideas to a wide array of audiences by providing project summaries to Functional Leadership and updates for the wider company to ensure alignment across disciplines and departments.

Desired But Not Required:

  • Experience with cancer immunotherapies or other advanced therapies (cell, gene, mRNA).
  • Prior experience working in cellular therapy and oncology research.
  • Expertise in using and/or developing resource management tools.
  • Prior experience working successfully in a small to mid-size rapidly growing biotech company.

At AmplifyBio, we’re committed to growing and empowering an inclusive community within our company and industry. This is why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of the best and brightest from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives across our organization. Research shows that oftentimes women and minority groups only apply to open roles if they meet 100% of the listed criteria. AmplifyBio encourages everyone — including women, people of color, individuals with disabilities and those in the LGBTQIA+ community — to apply for our available positions, even if they don’t necessarily check every box on the job description. Hire for attitude and train for aptitude creates unique opportunities to build strong teams of smart, motivated individuals who love what they do.

AmplifyBio is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. We don’t discriminate on the basis of race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender (including gender expression and gender identity), sexual orientation, age, weight, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by federal, state, or local law.   AmplifyBio will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know during the recruiting process. We are committed to the safety and wellness of our employees and customers.  Therefore, COVID vaccination is required. 

Why You Will Love Working Here:


We take the health and happiness of our employees seriously and consistently evaluate new ways to Amp up our benefits to provide an amazing place to work. From a wellness program, to financial planning and legal assistance, we make sure to take care of our own.

  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance that starts on your first day at AmplifyBio
  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • We take work-life balance seriously and we back it up with generous PTO
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Supplemental insurance
  • LiveHealth Online
  • Smart Shopper (helps you shop for better medical care and earn cash rewards while you save)
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Wellness and Self-Care Programs
  • 401(k) match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • EAP/work-life support system
  • A fun work environment where everyone’s voice matters
  • We are just getting started! More benefits on the way!
  • An Opportunity to Change the World!!!

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