Senior Manager, Program Management - Drug Discovery

Location: Cambridge, MA


Kronos Bio seeks a highly motivated Project Manager to support the expanding research team in Cambridge, MA. The Project Manager will work in a project team environment, interfacing internally with multiple functional areas such as cell biology, chemistry, biochemistry/biophysics, proteomics, bioinformatics, and pharmacology. The Project Manager will also interact externally with alliance partners, vendors, and others.


  • Manages multiple project teams in preclinical and early clinical development
  • Manages both project team and R&D meetings and is responsible for scheduling meetings, preparing agendas and coordinating pre-read materials with input from team members, facilitating meetings that focus on clear decisions and actions, and writing minutes
  • Develops and maintains timelines for projects and certain functional areas, ensuring that adequate progress and milestones are met both internally and with external partners and that deviations are communicated
  • Develops and maintains databases and electronic filing systems for project teams to organize documentation as projects advance toward IND
  • Manages project communications tools in order to provide up-to-date project information and documentation to the team, functional area management, and R&D leadership
  • Aligns corporate goals with project team goals by informing R&D leadership of critical data, resource requests, and changes in strategy and by informing teams on requests and recommendations from R&D leadership
  • Attends functional area-specific meetings to ensure alignment with project teams and R&D leadership


  • MS or PhD in the biological sciences
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry as a scientist on a cross-functional team
  • Experience as a project manager assisting preclinical projects is preferred
  • Must be able to support multiple project teams simultaneously and have the agility to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be well organized and have strong attention to detail
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, as well as written and verbal communication, skills
  • Requires previous experience and high proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), as well as familiarity with MS Project, collaboration platforms (e.g. SharePoint), and online conferencing systems (e.g. Webex)

To apply for this position, please forward your resume and cover letter to