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Program Director

Position summary

We are looking to hire a full time Program Director to join our Rehovot based team. The role of the Program Director is to plan, organize, monitor and oversee multiple projects. The Program Director will manage cross functional teams responsible for delivering defined project outputs on time, within budget and with quality results through early discovery, development, and clinical trials. The Program Director reports directly to Ukko’s CEO.

Responsibilities include:

● Work closely with management and team leaders to develop project plans including objectives, deliverables, timelines, and budgets

● Work with internal cross-functional project teams and external partners to ensure that project objectives are delivered according to scope, cost, and timeline

● Identify and evaluate critical path activities needed and come up with alternatives ● Analyze, plan, and track project activities and deliverables; identify and resolve operational problems and minimize delays

● Communicate timelines, milestones and goals on a routine basis to management and team including risks and their mitigations

Our ideal candidate has:

● PhD/MSc degree in the life sciences

● Minimum 5 years previous experience in project management in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry overseeing cross functional teams

● Demonstrated knowledge of the product development process from research, development through to clinical operation

● Deep regulatory understanding in pharmaceutical submissions

● Track record of advancing therapeutic candidates from PoC through Ph. II/III stage, through the clinic to regulatory submission a big plus

● Established experience using Gantt charts, project management software and excel

● Demonstrated ability to think strategically, work effectively in a matrixed environment, and to execute multiple projects simultaneously

● Excellent time management skills, well organized, and focused on results

● Ability to establish trust and motivate others to achieve goals of a project

● Highly effective communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation)

Position location: Rehovot, Israel

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