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Associate Director, Program Management

Eikon Therapeutics
Hayward, CA
Start date
Jun 6, 2024

Job Details

Eikon Therapeutics is a new biopharmaceutical company employing revolutionary technology at the intersection of chemistry, engineering, computation, and biology to discover novel treatments for life-threatening diseases. Eikon’s discovery platform is built on groundbreaking innovations from its founders (Nobel Prize, 2014), culminating in the creation of microscopes which enable real time, molecular-resolution measurements of protein movement in living cells, thereby unlocking otherwise intractable classes of proteins as drug targets.


The Associate Director, Program Management role is an integral part of our growing program management office (PMO) and will report to the senior director of program management.  This role will be focused on supporting engineering programs but will participate in the development of program management processes and tools for the Research and Engineering organizations.

About You

You thrive in a fast-paced and rapidly growing environment and have a natural desire to take on new challenges and responsibilities. You are result-oriented, with strong attention to detail and are always motivated to deliver excellence in your work. You love delivering important programs and are adept at finding creative solutions to complex issues. You tailor your extensive knowledge of program management processes and techniques to meet the specific needs of programs in this very cross functional environment.

What You’ll Do

  • Work with leads in quantitative biology, software development and automation to deliver solutions that accelerate the drug discovery process
  • Lead cross functional teams driving innovation in machine learning, data science, and advanced microscopy
  • Coordinate and drive development across several SW products simultaneously
  • Provide expertise in Agile and Scaled Agile (SAFe) methodologies to ensure efficient program execution, alignment with business goals, and successful delivery of software solutions
  • Create program plans with well-defined goals, scope, requirements, timelines and deliverables for projects across various departments.
  • Develop and execute communication plans including well-defined lines of communication, meeting agenda and minutes, dashboards, and project documentation.
  • Control programs so key deadlines are met, decisions are made promptly, and risks and issues are managed.
  • Communicate and present program plans, status, risks and issues through the PMO and to executive leadership
  • Ensure development of high functioning teams, including training and mentoring team members where appropriate


  • Typically requires 10+ years of experience with a Bachelor's degree, or 8+ years with a post graduate degree.
  • Experience working with Agile teams at scale
  • Very familiar with software development process
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple responsibilities concurrently and quickly adjust to changing circumstances.
  • Ability to use interpersonal skills and influence to accomplish work and ensure optimal team performance
  • Experience in software development or life science industries highly desired
  • Bachelor's degree required, software engineering or life sciences highly desired
  • PMP, Scrum Master, or SAFe Certifications desired
  • Experience with Atlassian products desired
  • On site 3 days a week minimum

At Eikon, employee compensation also includes bonus and equity compensation, in addition to several generous benefit programs, including:​

  • 401k plan with company matching​
  • Medical (premiums covered by Eikon at 95%), dental and vision insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%)​
  • Mental health and wellness benefits​
  • Weeklong summer and winter holiday shutdowns​
  • Generous paid time off and holiday policies​
  • Life/AD&D Insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%) and optional supplemental employee-paid life/AD&D policies ​
  • Enhanced parental leave benefit​
  • Daily subsidized lunch program when on-site​

The expected salary range for this role is $174,000 to $190,000 depending on skills, competency, and the market demand for your expertise.

Eikon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment.

In accordance with the Company’s duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace, the Company requires all employees to be Fully Vaccinated with one of the FDA approved COVID-19 vaccines, which includes those vaccines that have received the FDA’s emergency use authorization. You will be expected to be Fully Vaccinated as of your Start Date. If you believe that you are exempt from this requirement under an applicable law or regulations, including Americans with Disabilities Act and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, you will need to contact the Company’s Human Resources group. For purposes of this section, Fully Vaccinated means (i) the completion of the vaccination regimen as approved by the FDA (by way of example, 2 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and 1 dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine), and (ii) timely receiving booster vaccination, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We are currently not accepting any new third-party agencies or firms at this time. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website, employees or Human Resources. Eikon Therapeutics will not pay fees to any third-party agency or firm associated with unsolicited resumes.


Eikon is a pioneering drug discovery and development company that leverages superior engineering and high-performance computing to analyze single molecule protein behavior in living cells. We are engineering a battery of innovative tools and technologies for biological exploration in drug discovery and beyond.

Eikon thrives on the energy and creativity of interdisciplinary teams. We are physicists and chemists, biologists and engineers. We spend our days context-switching between multiple scientific languages. We work with lasers, super-resolution microscopes, and robot arms. We leverage machine learning, cell line engineering, and the collective intelligence of world-class scientists and technologists to observe therapeutically relevant biology in a way no one has before.

We’re endlessly curious, intellectually honest and we love what we do. We’re driven to learn the true mechanisms of biology and pharmacology at the molecular level, to make the biggest difference in as many lives as possible.

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