Our client is looking for a Project Manager – Global Health Research
You are a motivated, energetic project manager for its portfolio of programs developing new medicines for diseases with devastating burdens in the developing world. These efforts are focused on malaria, tuberculosis and the neglected tropical diseases (such as lymphatic filariasis, Chagas disease and leishmaniasis), and are conducted in collaboration with prominent academic and non-profit organizations.
Highlights from the late-stage portfolio include a pivotal clinical trial in Sudan for a new mycetoma therapy, and a soon-to-launch Phase II clinical trial in the Peruvian Amazon for a new malaria medicine. Innovative early-stage programs include pioneering advanced therapeutic modalities, and harnessing state-of-the-art data science techniques to accelerate drug discovery. The team has also been active in developing several programs to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is an opportunity to join a diverse team of mission-driven drug developers and contribute to the creation of new medicines for pressing global needs. This is an impactful and multidisciplinary role with exposure to the various facets of drug development as well as engagement with external collaborators who are leaders in the field. The Project Manager will serve as a cornerstone of the team to enable productive collaboration and successful advancement of novel therapies.
The Project Manager will be a key member of the global health team, responsible for smooth functioning of multiple drug development projects focused on malaria, tuberculosis and the neglected tropical diseases. This is a varied and dynamic position that spans project operations, budgeting, contracting and CRO management. The Project Manager will interface with a range of internal stakeholders, including core functional groups (safety, DMPK, CMC), legal and finance, as well as external collaboration partners in the US and internationally.
• Manage project operations and planning: Anticipate and respond to project needs, map and track timelines and resources, and coordinate with team members on progress and issues. Organize and run productive project meetings and ensure appropriate follow-up. Manage compilation and sharing of project data, including collaborative repositories.
• Manage project budgets: Work with finance team to track project budgets and coordinate with functional groups (e.g. safety, DMPK, CMC). Ensure timely invoicing and payments for collaboration partners, funding organizations and CROs.
• Manage CRO engagements: Coordinate preparation and execution of work orders with scientific and legal colleagues, track study progress, and manage reports.
• Contribute to external grant applications to support project work, including preparation of project plans and budgets. Coordinate preparation of progress reports for funding organizations.
• Coordinate contracting with collaborators in conjunction with legal colleagues, including grant agreements, CDAs and MTAs.
• Take initiative to identify and address gaps and implement solutions to improve workflows and project management.
• Bachelor’s degree in life sciences, advanced degree (e.g. Master’s) a plus. A bachelor’s degree in a different field with additional experience in biotech/pharma is also suitable.
• At least 3-5 years’ experience in project management or similar role in biotech/pharma, preferably in therapeutic development. Project management experience in other settings, such as research institutions or medical centers, may also be suitable.
• Working knowledge of the key elements of drug development and fundamental processes of biotech/pharma companies.
• Proficient at managing project budgets. Familiarity with accounting principles and tools is a plus.
• Experience working with external organizations, such as collaboration partners and CROs, is preferred.
• Familiarity with project management tools is preferred, PMP certification is a plus.
• Excellent organizational skills, initiative and a collaborative approach are essential.
• Strong communication skills; able to communicate effectively across a range of disciplines and organizations to productively address project needs.
• Able to manage competing demands and shifting priorities while working across multiple projects.
• Detailed-oriented and a resourceful problem-solver.
• Excellent judgement and ability to handle sensitive information.
• Values diversity and compassion, and embraces a multicultural environment.
• Motivated to make a lasting contribution as a key member of the global health team.