Synlogic is seeking a Development Program Leader, at the Director or Sr. Director level to join their team. Reporting to SVP of Translational Sciences, this individual will lead an early development stage Program in a rare inborn error of metabolism disease. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to develop synthetic biotics as therapies for rare metabolic disease within a small innovative biotechnology company. The successful candidate will have a scientific background and have led a development stage program through Phase 2 or Phase 3 clinical trials. This position requires strategic integration of science, medicine and business considerations needed to achieve the program’s goals. This individual be a “program champion” and will develop a deep understanding of the disease indication including knowledge of the development path and the competitive landscape in the space. Representation of the program through oral and written communication to internal and external groups and thought leaders will be a part of this role. Adaptability to changing program needs and challenges and an innovative approach to problem solving will be important characteristics of the successful candidate.


  • Strategic lead for R&D program team for a clinical stage asset including creating the plan for development, prioritization of key project objectives, go/ no go decisions, data review based on key milestones and program risks, implementation of mitigations plans and development of product development contingency plans.
  • Working closely with the Project team and project manager, this individual develops Program Strategic Plans to achieve corporate goals.
  • Understands the cross functional interdependencies to advance programs from discovery through clinical development and is effective at working with team leads in Clinical, Regulatory, CMC, and Preclinical Functional areas.
  • Working with the project manager, coordinates documentation and archiving of project deliverables and key decisions.
  • Communicates effectively across all functional areas so that deliverables and interdependencies are clear.
  • Able to exert influence on program direction and needs with key stakeholders
  • Proactively identifies project challenges, risks and mitigations.

Requirements for this role:

  • PhD or MD/PhD in Biology, Biochemistry, or related field with 10+ years of pharmaceutical industry experience
  • Highly collaborative and effective in working with Program teams
  • 5+ years experience leading cross-functional development teams through clinical development and regulatory filings
  • Exceptional leadership, interpersonal communications, across all levels within the organization
  • Ability to represent program to key internal and external stakeholders through oral presentations
  • Excellent judgement in making trade-off decisions for program scope, costs and strategy
  • Fosters collaboration and positive team environment
  • Experience with biologics , rare disease or metabolic disease drug development programs desirable



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Synlogic, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity. All applicants must have authorization to work in the U.S.