Program Manager- Early Drug Development

San Francisco Bay Area, CA 94080 | Work from home flexibility

Posted: 02/16/2023 Job Category: Pharma / Biotech Job Number: 2653

Job Description

Program Manager- Early Drug Development
Industry: Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical
Status: Full-Time
Location: San Francisco Bay Area (Hybrid)


  • Guide and support the operational management of multi-compound programs in drug discovery and early stages of clinical development.
  • Collaborate with Project Leadership aligning cross-functional teams to ensure company goals are met.
  • Engage and align with internal and external partners and collaborators including academia and commercial industry leaders.
  • Coordinate with project and finance teams on budget management and financial forecasting.
  • Our client is forward-thinking in its pursuit of understanding the fundamental science of aging and finding treatments for associated diseases.
  • Recognized for its positive company culture and commitment to operating with integrity.
  • You will be part of a reputable and stable company.
  • Exceptional compensation and benefits package.
  • MS/PhD in scientific field.
  • At least 3+ years experience in drug development project management.
  • Expertise in clinical operations pertaining to drug development processes.
  • Thorough understanding of working in multiple compound programs.

At ABA Search, we value professionalism, honesty, and hard work. We're positive, innovative thinkers, and we use creativity to turn challenges into opportunities. We thrive on deepening our expertise. We're energized by the legal, life science, and pharmaceutical industries, passionate about staffing, and committed to the success of our clients and candidates. That's what makes us "the name to know in recruitment."

Meet Your Recruiter

Mandy Farmaian, CSC

Mandy helped found ABA in 1986 with Valli Farmaian. With her love of people and innate ability to nurture relationships, she knew the staffing industry was where she wanted to be, and she hasn’t looked back since. In her role as president, Mandy spearheads ABA’s Sales and Recruiting efforts, leading the ABA team in candidate searches and development of ABA’s Life Sciences, Technology, and Legal divisions. Her extensive network of Bay Area talent and employers as well as her years of expertise in recruiting and professional placement are the key drivers to ABA’s success – earning the company a spot on the Inc. 500 as one of the fastest growing companies in the US. She has successfully completed retained and contingency search for attorneys as well as technology executives.

Having established Legal as one of ABA’s core divisions, Mandy returned to ABA after three years working with the Eastridge Group. Under her guidance, these divisions provide staffing solutions to some of the Bay Area’s top technology companies as well as law firms and corporate legal departments.

Mandy earned her BA in political science and French literature from the University of California, Berkeley. After several years of city life in San Francisco, she moved with her family to Hillsborough, CA where she remains active in the community and is a board member of the San Mateo County Health Foundation.

Favorite things to do in the Bay Area: Hiking, movies, and farmers markets (and the occasional tennis game!).

Favorite quote: “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

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