Job Details


Full Time

Turnstone Biologics, Inc.

not disclosed
Date Posted
13/06/2016 - 14:45
Closing Date
12/07/2016 - 14:45
Job Description

Based in our Ottawa offices, we have an exciting new Pre-Clinical Project Manager (PM) opportunity. The Project Manager will be responsible for the overall management and coordination of the pre-clinical development of viral immunotherapies for cancer including the management of deliverables, adherence to budget, and risk mitigation. The PM will also coordinate sub-contracted research activities including R&D, CTA/IND-enabling studies, GLP toxicology, and assay development.

Turnstone Biologics Inc. is a biotechnology company focused on developing novel oncolytic viral immunotherapies for cancer. Turnstone’s therapeutic platform is a first-in-class tumour-targeted oncolytic vaccine that combines potent tumour-killing effects of oncolytic viruses with the benefits of a cancer vaccine that harnesses the patient’s own immune system to fight disease in a sustained fashion. Turnstone is developing multiple oncolytic viral immunotherapy products alone and in combination with other immunotherapies. For more information, please visit

Education & Qualifications: 
  • University degree required in Biology, Immunology, Biotechnology or related field. An MSc or PhD in a related scientific discipline is an asset but not required
  • PMP designation, or other specific project management level training or project management experience in pharmaceutical or biotechnology setting is preferred.
  • 5+ years’ experience in the biotechnology field
  • Knowledgeable in virology, oncology, and immunology considered a definite asset
  • Ability to travel as required.  
Duties & Responsibilities: 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Drive the planning, formation, and execution of timelines, while identifying and tracking the team’s critical path
  • Manage regular project/program team meetings, including agenda/minutes
  • Execute and control project activities, including scope, schedule, budget and risk associated with each assigned project
  • Liaise as lead with external sub-contractors/vendors including Request for Proposal process, agreements, budget tracking, and day-to-day management of vendor progress
  • Identify and track key study metrics in order to identify/anticipate issues, and conduct root-cause investigations for issue resolution and/or escalation
  • Assist the scientific staff in developing and reviewing study protocols, and reports
  • Assist with IND/CTA submission preparation
  • Conduct project/program reviews at significant milestones or gates to evaluate successes as compared to baseline estimates
  • Other assigned duties and responsibilities as required.
Skills & Competencies: 
  • Excellent written, oral & presentation communication skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS-Suite including Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook
  • Strong ability to work closely with all disciplines within a small company, displaying innovative thinking, motivation and accountability.
Other Information: 

     To Apply: 

      Please forward applications via email only to providing a cover letter and resume in the same ocument. In the e-mail subject line, please indicate the position title Pre-Clinical Project Manager

We thank all applicants for their interest, but we will only be able to contact individuals being invited for an interview.