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Manager, Scientific Program Operations



Alexandria, VA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2024

About The Position

DeepCure is looking for a motivated project manager to join our drug discovery team to help us progress and maintain our early-phase drug discovery programs. This role will involve coordination of project logistics and execution; assisting the scientific team with the preparation, maintenance, and execution of project plans; and coordinating, maintaining, and administering external collaborations. The ideal candidate is a motivated, driven individual with proven experience in the management of drug discovery programs.

More About DeepCure:

Established by a group of researchers from the MIT Media Lab, DeepCure is at the forefront of developing groundbreaking Artificial Intelligence to transform pharmaceutical discovery. Our mission is centered on providing patients with safer and more effective therapeutics, ones highly improbable to be uncovered by any current drug discovery pipeline. DeepCure is reshaping the landscape of drug discovery by seamlessly integrating state-of-the-art Deep Learning algorithms with our unparalleled molecular database and a distinctive approach to experimental data generation.


Required qualifications:

  • 2 or more years of direct project management experience in the biotechnology field
  • Bachelor’s degree in life-sciences or chemistry
  • Experience in the philosophy of Agile project management
  • Strong attention to detail and organization
  • Familiarity with various data analysis techniques, including statistical analysis, data visualization, and data interpretation
  • Experience with data-fetching processes including SQL or related languages
  • Excellent verbal communication and people-management skills
  • Experience with common project management tools like the Atlassian suite
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize workloads and communicate priorities accordingly
  • Strong desire to be helpful in any way needed

Preferred qualifications:

  • 4 or more years of direct project management experience in drug discovery programs
  • Experience with coordination of external collaborations
  • Experience in developing internal processes and workflows
  • Functional experience in Python
  • Experience with relational databases


  • Work with scientific leaders to establish and maintain project plans
  • Communicate project timelines to project members and leadership, including identification and mitigation of key risk factors
  • Coordinate logistics and testing of novel chemical matter
  • Administer and coordinate collaborations with external partners ensuring efforts adhere to timelines, scope, and budget
  • Collaboration with the data management team for registration of project data and maintenance of the project data portfolio
  • Preparation of key data visualizations to inform program members and leadership of broader trends in scientific efforts
  • Assist scientific project leaders with the preparation of updates, proposals, and summaries
  • Administer project meetings, prepare meeting minutes, and follow-up on identified action items
  • Assist with other project and data management-related activities as appropriate


For the right candidate, we'll offer a competitive salary plus equity. Your compensation is rounded out by a strong benefits package:

  • A leadership team that values and prioritizes your professional development.
  • Flexible work hours
  • Unlimited paid leave and sick time
  • 401k plan with 5% employer matching.
  • Healthcare plans that are fully covered by the employer for you, and mostly covered for your dependents.
  • Vision, dental and life insurance plans for you and your dependents.
  • Employer participation to FSA (Flexible spending account) for qualified medical expenses
  • Commuter benefit for public transportation/ paid parking.
  • Work in a cool and vibrant space at the heart of Boston.
  • Snacks and drinks in the office.
  • Fun socializing events for local and remote team members.

Most importantly, you'll have a huge impact, do important work, and work with a team of people you'll genuinely enjoy spending the day with.

“Brainstorming on my challenges with all these amazing brains deserves a shout-out every sprint” (Jon, a Member of our Platform-Research team).

DeepCure is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace that is free of harassment and discrimination. We base our employment decisions on business needs, job requirements, and qualifications — that's all. We do not discriminate based on race, gender, religion, health, personal beliefs, age, family or parental status, or any other status. We don't tolerate any kind of discrimination or bias, and we are looking for teammates who feel the same way.

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