Project Manager


Turnstone Biologics Inc. is the leading virus-based immuno-oncology biotechnology company developing novel oncolytic vaccine therapeutics for cancer patients. Our first-in-class platform technology attacks tumours using a two-pronged approach: targeted and robust tumour killing using an oncolytic virus, in combination with a cancer vaccine that generates long-lasting anti-tumour immune responses. Turnstone is building a world-class, high-performing team that embraces being a learning organization with a sense of urgency. Turnstone has a seasoned board of directors and venture capital partners, is enrolling clinical studies, has a rich development portfolio, and highly active R&D efforts led by a world-class scientific management team. Turnstone is co-located in Ottawa, Canada and New York, USA. For more information, please visit


What would it be like? 


Imagine coming to work every day where over-communication, transparency, teaching, listening, asking, thinking, working hard, and having fun are normal – actually, expected? Imagine having a coach, mentor, peers, and partners where candid feedback, self-improvement, risk taking, failing, learning from that failing, and succeeding are what we call ‘another day at Turnstone’? At Turnstone, the science drives decision making, and our drugs are designed with the patient in mind. Like the disease we’re fighting, our platform is complex, and transformative. If you’re a passionate person, and our science excites you – this opportunity may be for you. 


Position Summary: 


Support Turnstone Management and Project/Program leaders to provide Project Management and Alliance Management support to Turnstone Research and Development programs:

  • Ensure that programs in the Research and Development portfolios are supported with appropriate and consistent Project/Program Management support, including:
    • Facilitating the development of cross functional strategy and ensuring appropriate communication to internal stakeholders
    • Defining program level plans that include scope, timelines, milestones, deliverables, key Go/NoGo decisions points, resources, and budgets
    • Tracking and owning program timeline, milestone, and budget data
    • Leading the team through planning for cross functional transitions
    • Ensuring that changes to program timelines are appropriately communicated to the team and Leadership
    • Coordinating team meetings as needed to meet team deliverables, track decisions and follow up on action items
    • Work with the team to identify program risks and develop mitigation strategies
  • Ensure that Alliances/collaborations are supported with Alliance management support, including: 
    • Serve as a primary liaison for Alliance communications
    • Facilitate joint leadership meetings at appropriate frequency
    • Facilitate joint team meetings at appropriate frequency to meet the needs of the team
    • Ensure internal team and leadership team is aware of and working towards meeting collaboration expectations
    • Understanding Turnstone positions on strategic goals and ensuring appropriate communication to partner
    • Ensure team is meeting contractual obligations and flagging to leadership when contractual interpretation is required




  • MSc or BSc Degree 
  •  7+ years experience in a project management role in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company
  • PMP Project Management Certificate preferred
  • Familiar with drug development process and ademonstrated understanding of the clinical development process
  • Ability to foster business relationships with internal and external business partners. 
  • Proven ability to influence others to get things done without formal authority. 
  • Demonstrated ability to map out new business processes and improve existing processes
  • Ability to facilitate, negotiate and communicate in cross-functional team environment to achieve overall project goals.
  • Self-motivated, comfortable in fast-paced small company environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities
  • Effective communication, interpersonal skills, collaboration and negotiation skills
  • Highly organized and efficient, close attention to details and able to orchestrate multiple projects simultaneously
  • Able to represent and communicate project timelines/priorities at senior management meetings
  •  Proficiency in using Microsoft Office suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project. 



Turnstone Biologics welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected will be invited for an interview.

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