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“Impossible is just an opinion.” – 

Paulo Coelho


"The ridiculous to the sublime is but a step"

Mutual Respect and Support

For all the talk above about our view of you as a team member, it's important to know that more than anything we believe that whatever your contribution to Expansion, it falls flat if any fail to respect or support fellow team members.  We do not support discrimination of any sort, either during the hiring process or post hire on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender type, beliefs,.. hair style, sock wearing preferences;  It's a long list.  We seek to thrive in and through diversity and are dedicated to maintaining genuine attitudes of respect while doing our best to support and honor your uniqueness.


 – And while we're on it; 



We'd be remiss to mention what underlies the integrity of our work; Being accountable to one another in order to keep the integrity of our work at its highest.  We will go out of our way to ensure our goals stay in alignment with the values of Expansion Therapeutics mentioned above.   

The Silent, (absent) "I" in Team

Bring yourself to this professional outing.  "There is no "I" in Team" does resonate with appropriate equanimity  but we can't abide its limits.  If you're hired to be a part of this endeavor to cure major CNS diseases we'll need you to bring everything you have.  Stand up, say it, do it; and we'll be sure to support you in your vision same as you have come to support ours.   

Culture of Curiosity

If curios is not a state of being, we may not know what else it is.  So whatever else you may encounter as a part of the Expansion Therapeutics team, you can be sure to be both inspired and encouraged to give your curiosity a front-row seat.  Above all be sure not to keep it to yourself.  If you reverse Napoleon's logic, you'll have what we're after here:  

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Believe in Yourself

Associate Director, Program Management


Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate defining and setting overall strategic program scope, and deliverables

  • Partner with the Research and Discovery functions to integrate activities across multiple programs. As programs mature, liaise with functional leaders in CMC, clinical, non-clinical, regulatory, quality, and legal to ensure seamless program progress towards milestones.

  • Build comprehensive and integrated plans for each program and manage resources both within and between programs.

  • Develop and own status trackers and other tools to support successful program development monitoring; track programs against approved timelines, milestones, and budget while adhering to agreed-upon team objectives and deliverables

  • Partner and support project teams to identify program risks, develop, and implement mitigation strategies for assigned programs.

  • Implement and document key project decisions and changes/interventions to achieve project results.

  • Schedule and lead key technical and project meetings and issue meeting minutes. Follow-through on action items to facilitate timely closure.

  • Ensure effective, proactive, and open communication to achieve clarity of program goals, progress, and issues; report regularly on project status to all stakeholders, cross-functional teams, and senior leadership.

  • Develop departmental processes, procedures, and tools to improve functioning and portfolio management.

Requirements: Proven Experience, Skills and Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline with a minimum of 5 years industry experience

  • Experience in neurological and/or rare diseases is a plus, but not required

  • Highly proficient in program planning and budgeting software

  • Minimum of 8 years with direct work experience in project/program management

  • Extensive knowledge and application of key management techniques and tools

  • Previous work and leadership experience in multidisciplinary drug/pharmaceutical research and development teams and broad operational experience and understanding of the drug discovery and development process


  • Possess excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, as well as effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a high degree of focus towards internal and external stakeholders; ability to build and maintain positive relationships

  • Excellent listener and facilitator; ability to recognize when small details can have a big impact

  • Achieve results with and through others by effectively collaborating with project teams, listening, and respecting others‘ ideas and suggestions

  • Ability to understand the big picture strategic priorities while managing detailed execution of deliverables even under uncertainty and unexpected challenges

  • Self-driven with ability to multitask and drive towards deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic small company environment

  • Critical thinker with a demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate across teams and functional areas

  • Capacity to synthesize and integrate complex ideas and to see the big picture as well as critical components

  • Skilled at identifying and solving problems early; forward thinking to minimize program risk

  • Success-oriented individual with relentless drive towards company and team goals and timelines

  • Curiosity, passion, and urgency to make a difference

  • Contribute to our company culture, sense of team and collaborative spirit

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Drug Discovery, the Associate Director, Program Management will be responsible for cross-functionally driving the successful advancement of Expansion Therapeutics programs and platform efforts. The successful candidate will be a dynamic leader and facilitator with a track record of managing programs at the discovery and/or development stage. He/She will coordinate, develop, and direct project strategies, set goals, and facilitate team decision making for the programs. He/She will possess strong attention to detail, the ability to communicate effectively at all levels, and adeptness at facilitating actions and resolving conflicts. A key aspect of this position is the ability to drive programs forward so that they align with the company strategy, commitments, and goals. Must be able to travel domestically (no more than 10%).

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