Leal Therapeutics is seeking a highly driven individual to lead its Program Management team.

About Leal Therapeutics:

  • Biotechnology company developing novel, precision therapeutics for major diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) with critical unmet needs including ALS, Schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Core operations in Worcester, MA and Philadelphia, PA
  • Fast-paced startup environment with broad exposure to multiple facets of biotechnology and drug development 
  • Emphasis on cross-functional collaboration within a collegial, learning-oriented environment
  • Continuous career development opportunities and support
  • Ability to have a large impact in a rapidly growing company

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the successful execution of key programs within Leal
  • Work closely with functional area leads (e.g., preclinical, clinical, CMC, regulatory) and integrate strategic and tactical input as applicable to the programs
  • Lead key team operational and strategic program meetings, including creating thoughtful agendas, ensuring appropriate participation, contributing project management insights, and following up to ensure the team continues to make progress while holding others accountable
  • Develop and maintain project documentation, including project plans, schedules, and status reports
  • Identify and mitigate risks and issues that may impact program timelines and company milestones
  • Communicate and/or present project progress, updates, and roadblocks to other functional teams and to senior management
  • Monitor and track project budget and expenses in conjunction with Finance team
  • Ensure compliance with company policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Continuously evaluate and improve project management processes and practices
  • Other duties to support cross-functional activities as may be reasonably assigned from time to time

Education, Experience, and Qualities Required:

  • A minimum of 3 years in industry with significant experience in program management required
  • Experience in CNS disorders and early clinical development required
  • Experience with regulatory filings (IND, NDA, CTA) required
  • Experience with oligonucleotide clinical development preferred
  • Strong organizational skillset with ability to manage multiple concurrent workstreams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Passion for bringing new therapies to serve patients with unmet medical needs

Leal is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national orientation, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


If interested, please contact Human Resources (hr@lealtx.com) with a brief statement of interest and resume.