Principal Program Manager

Twist Bioscience

Twist Bioscience

Quincy, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024

We are searching for a full-time Antibody Discovery Principal Program Manager to join our team and help continue to develop strong customer relationships with both large and small biotech organizations. The Principal Program Manager will work closely with the Business Development and Project Management teams to coordinate custom B cell screening antibody discovery campaigns from early project design to final deliverables. In this role, the Principal Program Manager will act as the liaison between our partners and our laboratory scientists and will have a high level of involvement in business development at Twist Biopharma Solutions. A major part of the role will involve the design, planning and coordination of therapeutic antibody development campaigns, including direct management of a portfolio of projects, partner communications and interaction with scientific teams. The ideal candidate will have strong antibody discovery knowledge and direct (or indirect) biologics-based therapeutic drug development experience.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Navigate the company's most complex, visible, and risky projects.
  • Provide strategic guidance to cross-functional teams and manage program risks and dependencies.
  • Provide structured mentorship to the rest of the team when needed
  • Provide technical consultation to our partners to enable optimal outcomes for antibody discovery campaigns, including those involving some of the most difficult targets in the industry
  • Design and manage the execution of antibody discovery campaigns on the industry leading B cell screening platform, the Berkeley Lights Beacon
  • Significant involvement in the business development process and early project discussion/design
  • Frequent communication with partners, including technical support and troubleshooting
  • Frequent coordination with antibody scientists and business development team
  • Management of antibody discovery project timelines, scheduling, and deliverables
  • Data quality control and report analysis/presentation
  • Work with Finance to support the development and implementation of a standard process to invoice Biopharma customers in an expeditious manner as and when required
  • Assist Finance with navigating through the payments processed for invoiced milestones
  • Maintain a “real-time” revenue reporting system that includes all customer (revenue-generating) biopharma projects
  • Working with Product Management, the Biopharma team, and Finance, develop a Biopharma menu of services and sub-services with accurate COGS and end-user pricing to support customer quotes and proposals
  • Participate in hiring, training, and ongoing coaching of additional project management staff to ensure execution of sales and operational performance
  • Follow regulatory and ISO 13485 requirements

What You’ll Bring to the Team

  • A passion for antibody discovery and development
  • Requires a minimum of 15 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree, or 12 years and a Master's degree in Biological Sciences or related field with 8 years of relevant experience, or a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or related field with 8 of relevant industry experience.
  • Extensive experience managing cross-functional programs
  • Therapeutic antibody drug discovery expertise, ideally utilizing single cell workflows
  • Deep antibody discovery industry understanding/knowledge
  • Moderate to advanced knowledge of biologics characterization assays (SPR/BLI affinity ranking/measurement, ELISA, FACS) and functional assays (epitope binning, neutralization screening
  • Ability to troubleshoot scientific data and present data to customers
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (required)
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and able to operate in a fast-paced environment
  • A team player looking to contribute strongly in a growing, hard-working, collaborative, employee-owned company environment

About Twist Bioscience

Twist Bioscience synthesizes genes from scratch, known as “writing” DNA. Just as children learn to both read and write, the next phase of development for the genomics revolution is the ability to write DNA.

At Twist Bioscience, we work in service of people who are changing the world for the better. In fields such as health care, agriculture, industrial chemicals and data storage, our unique silicon-based DNA Synthesis Platform provides precision at a scale that is otherwise unavailable to our customers.

Twist Bioscience Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Twist Bioscience Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic characteristics, or any other category protected by law.