Project Manager at Turnstone Biologics
Ottawa, CA / New York, US / Hamilton, NJ, US

Turnstone Biologics is a clinical-stage, immuno-oncology company focused on the development of next-generation oncolytic viral immunotherapies for patients with a broad range of solid tumors. Turnstone’s unique, first-in-class oncolytic viral immunotherapies combine the potent tumor-killing effects of an oncolytic virus with a tumor-targeted T-cell vaccine to harness an individual’s own immune system to attack the tumor, preventing recurrence and delivering a cure. Turnstone’s robust pipeline of early-stage compounds, based on its MG1 oncolytic virus platform, are in development for multiple solid tumors and are being evaluated in combination with other cancer immunotherapies, including checkpoint inhibitors, to drive unprecedented, durable T-cell immune responses and strong anti-tumor activity and prevent recurrence. Turnstone is building a world-class, high-performing company that embraces being a learning organization with a sense of urgency. Turnstone has a seasoned board of directors and venture capital partners, is enrolling clinical studies, has a rich development portfolio, and highly active R&D efforts led by a world-class scientific management team. Turnstone is co-located in Ottawa, Hamilton, Canada and New York, USA.

Position Overview:

Imagine coming to work every day where over-communication, transparency, teaching, listening, asking, thinking, working hard, and having fun are normal – actually, expected? Imagine having a coach, mentor, peers, and partners where candid feedback, self-improvement, risk taking, failing, learning from that failing, and succeeding are what we call ‘another day at Turnstone’? At Turnstone, the science drives decision making, and our drugs are designed with the patient in mind. Like the disease we’re fighting, our platform is complex, and transformative. If you’re a passionate person, and our science excites you – this opportunity may be for you.

Support Turnstone Management and Project/Program leaders to provide Project Management and Alliance Management support to Turnstone Research and Development programs:
• Ensure that programs in the Research and Development portfolios are supported with appropriate and consistent Project/Program Management support, including:
o Facilitating the development of cross functional strategy and ensuring appropriate communication to internal stakeholders
o Defining program level plans that include scope, timelines, milestones, deliverables, key Go/NoGo decisions points, resources, and budgets
o Tracking and owning program timeline, milestone, and budget data
o Leading the team through planning for cross functional transitions
o Ensuring that changes to program timelines are appropriately communicated to the team and Leadership
o Coordinating team meetings as needed to meet team deliverables, track decisions and follow up on action items
o Work with the team to identify program risks and develop mitigation strategies
• Ensure that Alliances/collaborations are supported with Alliance management support, including:
o Serve as a primary liaison for Alliance communications
o Facilitate joint leadership meetings at appropriate frequency
o Facilitate joint team meetings at appropriate frequency to meet the needs of the team
o Ensure internal team and leadership team is aware of and working towards meeting collaboration expectations
o Understanding Turnstone positions on strategic goals and ensuring appropriate communication to partner
o Ensure team is meeting contractual obligations and flagging to leadership when contractual interpretation is required

What’s in it for you?

In this role, you will have the opportunity to develop your ability to think both strategically and drive fast-paced execution. With our company size and growth we will give you plenty of opportunities for you to be an inspirational and collaborative co-functional leader. Passionate about being a part of a critical function of a growing company and continuous learning? We will have plenty of that for you!

We are in the early stages of building strategies, structures and process so this role will be busy and expanding. We also have opportinites for you to be a mentor to other team members. You would have the opportunity to create something new and ‘WOW!’ all of us and grow right along with the company.

Experience & Qualifications:

• MSc or BSc Degree
• 7+ years experience in a project management role in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company
• PMP Project Management Certificate preferred
• Familiar with drug development process and a demonstrated understanding of the clinical development process
• Ability to foster business relationships with internal and external business partners.
• Proven ability to influence others to get things done without formal authority.
• Demonstrated ability to map out new business processes and improve existing processes
• Ability to facilitate, negotiate and communicate in cross-functional team environment to achieve overall project goals.
• Self-motivated, comfortable in fast-paced small company environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities
• Effective communication, interpersonal skills, collaboration and negotiation skills
• Highly organized and efficient, close attention to details and able to orchestrate multiple projects simultaneously
• Able to represent and communicate project timelines/priorities at senior management meetings
• Proficiency in using Microsoft Office suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project.

To Apply:

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Turnstone Biologics welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected will be invited for an interview.