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South San Francisco, CA

Program Manager

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Position description

Counsyl’s Program Manager will act as the primary point of contact for both clinical product and platform launches that impact Counsyl’s Product portfolio.  The Program Manager will be responsible for leading and coordinating cross-functional teams including major stakeholders from Marketing, Pricing/Reimbursement, Finance, Legal, Medical Affairs, Clinical Development, and Product Development in developing and implementing strategies to ensure on-time launches of clinical products.  The role requires a deep understanding of Counsyl’s technical, operational, and commercialization capabilities.  This understanding will be leveraged to ensure new products are viable, clinically useful, and delivered on time according to product specifications.

What you'll do

  • Work with core launch team members across the organization to develop a product development and commercialization launch plan for complex clinical products
  • Influence the formation of a new PM function and help install strong project management processes across the organization
  • Identify and develop key performance indicators as well as leading indicators that indicate overall health of launch activities
  • Enable informed decision-making through project planning by creating and maintaining accurate project plans with on-time delivery of clinical products
  • Perform risk management and change management on projects
  • Own schedules, timelines, and be responsible for reporting on launch status to key stakeholders; Confidently articulate product roadmaps and timelines, proactively manages changing priorities throughout the organization

About You

  • You have a BS, MS or PhD in an engineering field with a background in biology (bioinformatics, computational biology, biomedical engineering, etc.)
  • At least 5 years of project or product management experience, preferably in a life sciences company
  • Comfortable with molecular biology – the words codon, splicing and intron mean something to you
  • Thorough bordering on obsessive - you can’t let go of an unfinished task
  • Strong communicator - you are quick to bring others in and articulate new problems
  • Quick learner - you’re ok being the least educated person in the room on a subject and having to pick it up quickly
  • Data fanatic - nothing is more satisfying than a discovery with data that surprises you
  • Comfortable with ambiguity
  • Familiar with relational databases, an OOP language such as Python or Ruby, or shell scripting
  • PMP certification strongly preferred

About Counsyl

Counsyl is a health technology company that offers DNA screening for diseases that can impact men, women and their children. The Counsyl philosophy is simple: screen for diseases where advanced knowledge makes a difference in health outcomes, whether it’s changing a behavior, pursuing preventative measures, or simply preparing for what lies ahead.

The Counsyl team includes an accomplished group of problem-solvers — top engineers, scientists, and designers — who are taking the lead on building the modern clinical laboratory. Scientific rigor, custom robotics, and software are at the heart of every Counsyl product, resulting in better, faster and more affordable screens that are broadly accessible. Beyond the laboratory, Counsyl offers doctors and patients a technology platform for results delivery in real time, with on-demand access to board-certified genetic counselors.

Counsyl has screened more than 600,000 patients and served more than 6,000 health care professionals in its CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited and NYS CLEP-permitted clinical laboratory. The company has raised a total of $102 million and is privately backed by Pilot Growth Equity, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Founders Fund, Felicis Ventures, David Drummond, and other high profile investors.

Interview process

Counsyl is driven by some of the brightest people in the industry. Our interview process is geared to ensure that we continue to hire the very best.

Our interview process is composed of practical and situational interviews in a series of settings spanning Skype, practical exams, and in-person meetings. Our goal is to gauge both your ability to succeed in the first 90 days as well as your capacity to scale with us as we grow.

Why Counsyl?

Throughout it all, we are looking to understand why you are driven to be a part of our company. Specifically, we want to know how you identify with our mission and will contribute to our team.

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