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Project Manager, R&D

Vor Bio

Cambridge, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Research Sci/Assoc/Mgr
  • Industry: Oncology
  • Post Date: 05/23/2023
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  • Company Address: 100 Cambridgepark Dr, Suite 101, Cambridge, MA, 02140

About Vor Bio

Hematopoietic stem cells to optimize stem cell transplants for cancer

Job Description

Targeted therapies work by attacking cells that express particular proteins on their surface. Unfortunately, both diseased and healthy cells often express the same proteins, resulting in collateral damage to healthy cells.

At Vor Bio, we engineer hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) to lack a biologically redundant target protein, then transplant these cells into the patient.

These eHSCs give rise to generations of new healthy blood cells that are effectively invisible to targeted therapies. Diseased cells displaying the target protein and are then vulnerable to attack. This process potentially broadens the therapeutic window and improves the utility of complementary targeted therapies.

What we value in our fellow Voracians

Passion: Enthusiastically driving our science toward innovative medicines

Fellowship: Fostering genuine bonds of collaboration and mentorship

Humility: Acting selflessly by putting the collective mission first


Who we are looking for:

Vor Bio is seeking a Project Manager to help the research and process and analytical team to effectively deliver on project goals, facilitate timeline alignment across internal functions, and cultivate effective communication with key stake holders. The Project Manager will act as the primary contact for all development project related information, be responsible for planning and executing projects, monitoring progress, identifying risks and issues, and ensuring that projects are completed on time and within budget.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Provide operational support to functional experts within Research as well as Process & Analytical development, with project planning, monitoring and reporting activities
  • Lead cross-functional teams in the development and optimization of gene edited cell therapy drug products
  • Manage project timelines, resources, and budgets to ensure successful project completion
  • Develop and implement project plans, including risk management strategies and mitigation procedures
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and company policies
  • Effectively communicate project status and progress to stakeholders, including senior management
  • Foster a culture of innovation and continuous improvement within the organization
  • Support day−to−day operational aspects of assigned projects including third party vendor activities, data uploads, budgetary processes including requisition of quotes and generation of purchase orders
  • Manage document collaboration spaces for the PAD groups using Microsoft SharePoint, TEAMs and other collaboration tools
  • Responsible for scheduling, agendas and meeting minutes for internal/external project meetings (Team Meeting best practices)


  • Bachelor's/Master’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline, such as biochemistry, chemical engineering, or biology. Project management certification (PMP) or MBA desired
  • 3-5 years of experience in pharmaceutical or biotech industry, with a focus on research or process and analytical development
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, including leading cross-functional teams and managing complex projects
  • Understanding of GMP requirements and regulations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate with stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to develop and implement creative solutions to complex problems
  • Experience with project tracking tools (Smartsheet or MS Projects) and building Gantt charts
  • Ability to prioritize and work diligently in a fast-paced multi collaborative environment
  • Independently motivated, detail orientated, and with a “Do-what it takes” attitude

By becoming a team member here at Vor, you’ll have access to competitive health, dental, and vision coverage, as well as life insurance, and short term and long-term disability insurance. We value work life balance, you'll benefit from discretionary time off, parental leave, and an excellent 401(k) package. We also offer a generous transportation stipend to commute as you wish. We are conveniently located in Cambridge with easy access to public transportation and ample parking.

As an equal opportunity employer, we at Vor Bio know that diversity inspires innovation, inclusiveness, and creativity. We invite you to come as you are. All applicants will be considered for employment agnostic to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

In an effort to protect our coworkers and communities from COVID-19, where permitted by law Vor Biopharma Inc. requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and up to date with their vaccination unless they receive an approved reasonable accommodation for medical or religious reasons.

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