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Project Manager, Science and Discovery

Workforce Genetics Gaithersburg, MD, USA

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Project Manager, Science and Discovery

Workforce Genetics is representing a highly innovative immunotherapeutic biotechnology start-up whose science aims to re-program the immune system to restore homeostasis with the intent of curing cancer and autoimmune diseases. Their team is hiring for a full-time Project Manager in Gaithersburg, MD.

Responsibilities

  • Provide project management expertise across the research project life cycle, starting from target discovery to IND enabling.
  • Develop and maintain project plans and dashboards to ensure achievable but ambitious timelines
  • Track deliverables and assertively ensure teams are proactively identifying issues and assist to ensure the appropriate mitigations plans
  • Coordinate the development and tracking of goals/ project budget in collaboration with stakeholders and finance
  • Assist with project changes, assess impact to the project timeline, budget and resources
  • Support and ensure tactical and strategic decisions are clearly documented and communicated
  • Support R&D customer facing presentations, scientific publications, abstract submissions and conferences

Qualifications

  • BA/BS in a scientific or technical field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years total relevant experience (including industry, project management, or academia).
  • At least 2 years of project management experience, ideally including the cross-functional management and/or in biotechnology.
  • PMP or other related certification desirable

Knowledge/skills

  • Strong facilitation, collaborative and project management skills
  • Basic understanding of the overall drug development process, stages of development, and the role of different functional areas (e.g., preclinical, translational, CMC)
  • Good understanding of the early research and development activities of a biotech / pharma company
  • Experiences in participating in cross functional drug development teams is an advantage

Project Management

  • Ability to create, coordinate and maintain project plans and control or respond to changes in strategy and scope
  • Working knowledge of project management software (e.g., MS Project or Smartsheet)
  • Ability to maintain project information and to integrate and distribute appropriate information to stakeholders
  • Ability to manage teams and individuals in a matrix environment, track performance and progress against objectives
  • Effective meeting management skills/tools
  • Understanding of budget and resource planning; ability to coordinate project-level budget estimates and manage planned versus actuals

Posted date: 29 days ago

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