Director, Public Programs

U.S. /
Velsera – Science /
/ Remote
Who are we? 

Welcome to the era of Velsera! Seven Bridges, Pierian & UgenTec have combined to become Velsera.

Velsera is the precision engine company. We empower researchers, scientists, and clinicians to drive precision R&D, expand access to, and more effectively leverage analytics at the point of care.

We unify technology-enabled solutions and scientific expertise to enable a continuous flow of knowledge across the global healthcare ecosystem. This interweaves diverse biomedical communities, allowing them to build upon each other’s success and accelerate medical breakthroughs that positively impact human health. With our headquarters in Boston, MA we are rapidly growing and expanding our team which currently has over 800 employees located in 14 different countries!

This person will amplify Seven Bridges current efforts in providing solutions to the cancer research community, refine existing strategy, and develop novel strategic approaches to empower cancer researchers to drive precision medicine. You will be responsible for driving strategy and execution across multiple grants and contracts.  You’ll be expected to serve as a Principal Investigator on one or more contracts or grants. Additionally, you will  manage direct reports; these reports will generally be senior managers and not individual contributors. The Director will collaborate with the leadership team to prioritize opportunities and to coordinate pre-sales to ensure strategic alignment. They will also be expected to strongly contribute to core internal strategic initiatives and to shape their team to be efficient and impactful. 

Fundamentally, Directors are empathetic, detail oriented, strong communicators who excel at problem solving and strategy. They are responsible for keeping the big picture in focus by ensuring impact, coordination, and efficiency, defining and clearly communicating priorities, and ultimately ensuring that the products we build accelerate what’s possible scientifically and are loved by the people we build them for. 

Directors are leaders on the team and will contribute to ensuring the success of consortium-based initiatives by building and maintaining strategic relationships and enabling the fulfillment of a wide range of contractual obligations.


What you'll be doing:

    • Interact with diverse external stakeholders from executive level to technical staff.
    • Serve as a key stakeholder and collaborate with Public Programs Leadership to facilitate the creation, prioritization, planning, and execution of a roadmap through close collaboration with senior management, Public Programs teammates, and product teams and adjust requirements as needed according to changes in company priorities.
    • Define mission, vision, and performance objectives across a therapy area, ensuring alignment with the larger corporate strategy and objectives.
    • Articulate strategy for RPF or RFIs; lead and coordinate delivering responses
    • Lead Sr Managers or other team members who are responsible for executing strategy within therapy areas.  
    • Define priorities, guide decisions, eliminate roadblocks, and ensure seamless communication across cross-functional teams (internal and external) throughout the development life cycle.
    • Responsible and accountable for revenue and costs across the therapy area
    • Support data-driven decisions by collecting, analyzing and presenting unit performance data in an easy to understand manner that drives action
    • Develop new and existing relationships with prospective clients, forming strong partnerships and collaborations to increase scale, optionality, performance and win-rate of new bids.
    • Serve as a key member of the Seven Bridges leadership team, contributing to broader company strategy, vision, culture, and mission.
    • Travel to the East Coast will be quarterly at a minimum for internal and/or external meetings

Do you have what it takes?

    • Education: PhD in science or engineering and/or experience in a software development environment
    • Specialized knowledge: genomics, clinical trials, biomedical data analysis, statistics, programming. 
    • Skills/Abilities: 
    • Excellent written and verbal communication across multi-disciplinary teams
    • Responsive and self-starting, can thrive in ambiguous and collaborative environments
    • Bias towards problem solving and action
    • Strong organization and analytic skills; can design metrics for quantitative analysis
    • Gives feedback effectively and learns from feedback received
    • Deliver compelling scientific (and marketing) presentations
    • Qualified to be a principal or co-investigator. 
    • Experience (i.e. years): 7+ years of program management experience in domain-relevant organization; 

    • Other characteristics (i.e. personal characteristics): 
    • This person is an effective communicator, empathetic, organized, and  disciplined
    • This person has demonstrated leadership abilities
    • This person gets things done
    • Preferred Experience
    • Previous experience as a Principal Investigator or co-I on significant grants or contracts.

What do we offer?

Velsera stands for a stimulating atmosphere where you can grow your capabilities in an open company culture. We want you to do the work you feel great at, or that you would like to become great at. You’ll work for a mission driven organization that is making a true difference in the scientific and healthcare space.

Next to that, we offer competitive salaries including:
- A full-suite of industry leading benefits (list by location)
- Remote work flexibility

If you feel like this could be the next big thing for you, make sure you’re not going to miss out and have a chat with us!

Our core values

People first. We create collaborative and supportive environments by operating with respect and flexibility to promote mental, emotional and physical health. We practice empathy by treating others the way they want to be treated and assuming positive intent. We are proud of our inclusive diverse team and humble ourselves to learn about and build our connection with each other.

Patient focused. We act with swift determination without sacrificing our expectations of quality. We are driven by providing exceptional solutions for our customers to positively impact patient lives. Considering what is at stake, we challenge ourselves to develop the best solution, not just the easy one.

Integrity. We hold ourselves accountable and strive for transparent communication to build trust amongst ourselves and our customers. We take ownership of our results as we know what we do matters and collectively we will change the healthcare industry. We are thoughtful and intentional with every customer interaction understanding the overall impact on human health.

Curious. We ask questions and actively listen in order to learn and continuously improve. We embrace change and the opportunities it presents to make each other better. We strive to be on the cutting edge of science and technology innovation by encouraging creativity.

Impactful. We take our social responsibility with the seriousness it deserves and hold ourselves to a high standard. We improve our sustainability by encouraging discussion and taking action as it relates to our natural, social and economic resource footprint. We are devoted to our humanitarian mission and look for new ways to make the world a better place.

Velsera is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

Velsera is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information.