Project Manager at Mission Bio
South San Francisco, CA, US

Are you curious, driven, and collaborative? Do you want to work at one of the most innovative and impactful biotech companies in the Bay Area? Mission Bio’s Tapestri Precision Genomics Platform was #2 on the TheScientist’s 2018 Top 10 Innovations list. And single-cell sequencing, which we focus on, was voted Nature Methods Method of the Year 2019. Our mission is to enable our customers to eliminate cancer.

Mission Bio is a start-up providing the best-in-class solution for single-cell genomics, ranging from research to translational/clinical medicine. We are a small team that is growing rapidly, so this is an opportunity for a talented, driven individual to significantly impact the direction and success of an exciting young company. We are committed to diversity. If you are a collaborative, curious, hardworking professional who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic, supportive environment, we would love to meet you.


As a Project Manager you will assemble, guide, empower and serve the team through excellence in project delivery resulting in value creation for our business and ultimately, our clients. Your role will be to lead and coordinate cross-functional technical projects focused on development of new or enhancement of existing products. All projects will require broad collaboration ensuring successful product launch and sustaining.

You will be responsible for planning, budgeting, communicating progress, issue resolution and overall project execution as well as tracking project-deliverables and monitoring the resource utilization throughout the product lifecycle.


Typically requires a BA or BS degree and minimum 6 years of relevant experience, which includes 4 years as a biotech project manager or a MS and minimal of 3 years of relevant experience. A PhD in a scientific field or a PharmD, DVM or MD degree and minimum 2 years of relevant experience is desirable. Experience should include participation in cross-functional project management activities.

  • Certification in project management (PMP) desired
  • Strong project management, planning, decision making, negotiating and change management skills
  • Comfortable with all phases of the product development lifecycle including idea generation, concept development and testing, design, implementation, process validation and manufacturing transfer
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize data, set actionable goals and drive metrics and execution.
  • Exhibits servant leadership style towards the product owner, development team and the wider organization.
  • Experience with schedule, budget, cost and risk management tracking tools.
  • Proven ability to lead, influence and work well at all levels of an organization and in a cross functional team environment
  • Work experience in the Life Sciences / Pharma industry




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to focusing on detailed bench works. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.