Senior Director, Project Management (JL20-216)

Catalyst Biosciences is seeking an energetic and self-starting Senior Director, Project Management (Clinical) for its South San Francisco HQ. The position reports directly to the Senior Vice President, Business Development and offers a highly visible opportunity to significantly contribute to both the near term and long-term commercial success of our entire portfolio, which spans early to late stage assets in complement and bleeding disorders. Our new Senior Director will be responsible for collaboratively supporting the initiation and execution of registration program(s) while also building out the Project Management function


Catalyst is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel medicines to address important unmet needs within bleeding and complement related disorders. Catalyst has compounds that span the value chain from the earliest discovery to late stage clinical trials with the intent of commercialization.


  • Collaborate with Program Leaders and cross functional Program Teams to successfully advance Phase 3 ready hemophilia programs into registration trials and through FDA approval
  • Build the Project Management function: identify and champion additional resources required to support the company’s ongoing Project Management needs (i.e. people, budget, technology)
  • Provide advanced project management support including action item tracking, organization and communication materials
  • Apply advanced project management principles and techniques to develop multiple project planning scenarios; identifies, monitors, and analyzes business risks
  • Assemble comprehensive Gantt charts including specific resource allocation for clinical-stage programs integrating cross-functional activities to validate the project plans
  • Review Gantt charts (or derivative PowerPoint charts) with team members on a regular basis to update, provide reminders, identify critical path items and develop action plans to solve critical issues.
  • Provide and manage regular program-wide dashboards for each development program to senior management team
  • Work with project leaders, manage preparation of program-wide development plans including full non-clinical, manufacturing, clinical development, regulatory, and quality management directed toward regulatory approval
  • Work with clinical teams, CMC sub-teams and other contributors to identify critical issues, critical path and project overlap
  • Identify program-related risks and work with teams to develop mitigation plans



  • Direct experience contributing to and/or leading Project Management on successful Phase 3 and registration enabling clinical trials
  • Successful direct management experience of Project Managers
  • Project Management experience with biologic therapeutics, preferably in rare diseases
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced and rapidly evolving environment
  • Proven leadership skills, executive presence, maturity, emotional intelligence, and written/oral communication skills
  • Strong experience facilitating project team meetings, cross-functional communication and decision making and ensuring alignment with internal and external stakeholders
  • Interpersonal skills and influence to accomplish work without formal authority and to ensure optimal team performance
  • Strong analytical skills with a data driven approach to planning, executing, and problem solving
  • B.S./M.S./Ph.D. in a related life science discipline is preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years of industry experience in clinical drug or program development


Thank you for your interest in Catalyst Biosciences! You may apply for this position by sending your CV/resume to, referencing requisition number (JL20-216) in the subject line.