Project Coordinator/Sr. Project Coordinator

Position Summary

The Preclinical and Clinical Assays group is seeking a Project Coordinator/Sr. Project Coordinator to join an exciting, fast-growing, and well-financed new company that develops novel gene editing therapies for severe diseases. The successful candidate will be integral to project and pipeline successes in this fast-growing and maturing research organization. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in project and sample management; additionally, the individual will have adequate hands-on bench/wet lab experience, preferably in a regulated (GLP/GCLP/CLIA) environment. The position requires enthusiasm, passion, attention to detail, and a desire to contribute to innovative new treatments for patients. The title of this position will be commensurate with experience.


  • Contribute to project management
    • Coordinate efforts for immune-oncology and other therapeutic area projects
    • Manage timelines and deliverables using Gantt Charts or other similar project management software
  • Manage potential CRO vendors
    • Identify and solicit budget proposals from potential CROs
    • Conduct technical audits of CROs to ensure alignment between project needs and industry best practices
    • Liaise with the legal team to establish appropriate confidentiality and service agreements
    • When necessary, manage outsourced assays
  • Manage exploratory clinical research samples
    • Support and maintain clinical sample inventory on site as well as external biorepository
    • Manage logistics for clinical samples to and from the biorepository; ensure timely delivery of samples to the appropriate internal research teams/CROs for analyses
    • Create and maintain sample journeys and clinical sample lab requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS or MS in Biological Sciences and 3+ years of relevant experience in industry or academia
  • Experience contributing to project management and associated operations
  • Professionally rigorous, highly organized, and with significant attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate with peers and effectively work in a results-oriented team environment
  • Hands on experience in various laboratory skills such as ligand binding assays (ELISA, MSD, Luminex, etc.), molecular biology/genomics and reagent generation/characterization
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to travel (up to 25%)

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 1 year of assay development and/or sample testing experience in a regulated environment (GLP/GCLP/CLIA)
  • At least 1 year of experience working directly with clinical studies/projects
  • Experience managing external vendors and CROs
  • Experience in authoring and review of SOPs and bioanalytical reports
  • Experienced in Microsoft Project (Gantt Charts)
  • Experience in sample inventory management


  • Collaborative Openness, One Team
  • Undaunted – Fearless, Can-do attitude
  • Results Orientation – Delivering progress toward our mission. Sense of urgency in solving problems.
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit – Proactive. Ownership mindset.

CRISPR Therapeutics, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law.

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Requisition # 2018-391

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