Manager - Companion Diagnostics Projects at Tempus (Chicago, IL)

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Passionate about precision medicine and advancing the healthcare industry?

The Manager - Companion Diagnostics Projects oversees companion diagnostic projects for Tempus’ Life Sciences collaborations. This position manages the day-to-day client relationships and internal coordination amongst the Tempus team. The position supports relationships with Tempus’ Laboratory, Regulatory, Bioinformatics, R&D, Product, Engineering, and Medical Affairs teams, as well as Life Sciences partner companies’ project teams.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead project manager for companion diagnostic programs across  multiple customers, including: 
    • Go-to contact at Tempus for clients
    • Manages all projects from beginning to end, including kick-off meetings, weekly meetings with customers, steering committee meetings, and close-out meetings
    • Lead client meetings, ensure decisions and action items are clearly documented and tracked to completion
    • Drive escalation and resolution of critical project related issues
    • Report out metrics to clients on a bi-weekly basis
  • Coordinate, in partnership with the internal sequencing operations lead, to ensure samples are moving appropriately through the lab and flagging samples at risk as appropriate
  • Monitor project health through the effective use of project dashboards and management tools
  • Coordinate with internal Tempus team on program completion
    • Develop project plans and schedules for project development that document project goals and objectives, scope, schedule, budget, risk management plan, and project team resource requirements.
  • Ensure internal team member roles and responsibilities are clearly defined to achieve desired results
    • Keep internal stakeholders engaged and informed of progress and potential risks
  • Manage all communications to the Agency and ensure coordination among Tempus and client teams to respond to Agency in timely manner


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least 5+ years of project management experience in a biotech, pharmaceutical, consulting, or Clinical Research Organization (CRO) environment
  • Sharp attention to detail and ability to meet long- and short-term deadlines
  • Strong cross-functional collaboration
  • Strong presentation skills and significant experience presenting in front of external parties 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Experience in clinical oncology trials
  • Experience working with bioinformatics and R&D teams on validation studies
  • Experience with companion diagnostic programs from the diagnostic or pharma side
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality, regulatory-grade written deliverables 
  • Experience with diagnostic partnerships and strategic alliances 
  • Genomic data background and experience
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What are Tempus Perks + Benefits

Tempus Benefits Overview

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Short Term Disability Insurance
Flexible Spending Account
Commuter Benefits
Parental Leave
Charitable Matching Program
Mental Health Support Platform
Pet Insurance
Company Cafeteria with Breakfast, Lunch & Grab & Go Options
Stocked Kitchen with Snacks
On-Site Barista
Discounted Gym Membership
Discounted Divvy Membership
Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives
Team & Company Outings

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning

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