Program Manager, Global Development & Operations- Clinical Studies #3204



Menlo Park, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2023
GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. GRAIL, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN). For more information, please visit
GRAIL is seeking a Program Manager 2, Global Development & Operations to provide Program Management support to GRAIL teams working on Clinical Development. You will work on projects related to Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, Data Management, and supporting validation studies. Ensure project milestones and deliverables are met, collaborate with team leaders, optimize teams' effectiveness, facilitate decision-making and communication, and build out the design review.
As a key member of our team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of early cancer detection and be a part of an inclusive workplace where all voices are valued. Join GRAIL's pioneering team and make a profound difference in the lives of those affected by cancer!


  • Develop and implement effective strategies to ensure timely completion of projects and studies, utilizing efficient time management and coordination techniques.
  • Use your design control knowledge for design review and phase gates.
  • Establish and maintain functionally integrated project schedules.
  • Utilize tracking tools for effective project management across functional areas.
  • Schedule, organize, and drive project team meetings: prepare and distribute agendas/minutes, track action items, and escalate areas of risk.
  • Facilitate communication of sub-team issues and outcomes to the Core Team/Project team leadership.
  • Manage interfaces between functional areas and ensure effective handoff and communication between departments for project milestones.
  • Prepare status reports, specific project updates, or scenarios with project/study leaders and/or subject matter experts SMEs.
  • Adhere to design control best practices and generate expected documentation throughout product development.
  • Manage document review processes to support functional activities and project deliverables.
  • Collaborate with quality and regulatory functions to ensure operational planning and execution meet standards.
  • Define project-related budget assumptions with project/study leaders and/or SMEs.

Required Skills

  • BS/BA degree plus 5 years of related experience, or MS/MA plus 3 years of related experience, or PhD plus 0 years of related experience.
  • Blend of project management experience and knowledge of the medical diagnostics industry.
  • Knowledge of Design Control best practices including Design Review.
  • Combination of analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and stakeholders.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Proficiency in project management tools and tracking software.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and collaborate with teams.

Desired Skills

  • Previous experience in Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, or Data Management.
  • Experience with validation studies.
  • Familiarity with Life Cycle and study team optimization.
  • Robust negotiating skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements in the medical diagnostics industry.
  • Understanding of budgeting and financial planning processes.
The expected, full-time, annual base pay scale for this position is $111,000 - $130,500. Actual base pay will consider skills, experience, and location.
Based on the role, colleagues may be eligible to participate in an annual bonus plan tied to company and individual performance, or an incentive plan. We also offer a long-term incentive plan to align company and colleague success over time.
In addition, GRAIL offers a progressive benefit package, including flexible time-off, a 401k with a company match, and alongside our medical, dental, vision plans, carefully selected mindfulness offerings.
GRAIL is an Equal Employment Office and Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. We will reasonably accommodate all individuals with disabilities so that they can participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. GRAIL maintains a drug-free workplace.