Portfolio Director

HemoShear Therapeutics

The Portfolio Director will be responsible for management and oversight of a complex portfolio of programs that span early drug discovery through early and mid-stage clinical development.  This person will work closely with scientific and clinical program leadership to develop and ensure execution of detailed program plans that will include both internal and external resources and activities.

The Portfolio Director will develop and maintain a detailed understanding of program objectives, timelines, specific activities to help the program leader as well as executive team ensure efficient progress toward agreed time-bound deliverables.  The Portfolio Director will play a central role in helping the executive team understand risk and progress during governance oversight.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work in an integrated manner with multiple scientific and clinical program leaders to develop detailed plans, develop timelines, set objectives, critical path analysis, and ensure execution across a complex drug discovery and development portfolio.
  • Develop an understanding challenges and strategic plans across multiple programs.
  • Identifies program risks and leads teams in development of risk mitigation strategies; works with others to resolve issues and remove barriers.
  • Coordinate stakeholder communications and governance oversight of the R&D portfolio.
  • Be an integral member on several multi-disciplinary program teams.
  • Develop and maintain documentation and prepares agendas, decision/action logs, presentations, and status reports.
  • Facilitate and participate closely during executive governance portfolio oversight.
  • Assist with management of project budgets and forecasts.
  • Closely monitor annual and multi-year timelines and budgets and work with program leaders and executives to ensure on time delivery.

Experience and Qualifications


  • B.S. with 7+ years’ experience, or M.S./Ph.D. with 3+ years’ industrial experience.
  • Previous project management experience in drug discovery and/or clinical development.
  • Proven track record of successful management of R&D programs is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PDMA or PMP certification preferred.
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Expertise in the use of MS project or similar program planning software.


Clinical Research

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Charlottesville, VA
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