Coordinator IV

South San Francisco, CA 94080 | Contract

Post Date: 08/10/2018 Job ID: 4609 Industry: Administration

Our client is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. They are among the world' s leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.


  • Development Sciences Informatics is seeking a talented Informatics Project Coordinator (contract position) to lend their organizational skills to supporting scientific data management projects and team operations.
  • Interest in project management and scientific data management is desired.
  • DevSci supports drug discovery and development projects across all therapeutic areas from discovery to launch and beyond.
  • We are poised at a unique time when large volumes of complex and varied internal and external data needs to be readily accessible to ensure that swift interpretation and decision making can occur.
  • These data impact decisions in ongoing preclinical and clinical programs, and provide key knowledge to inform new target discovery.
  • DevSci Informatics is accountable for leading the strategy and execution around data lifecycle management, data standards, analytics infrastructure, ongoing data operations and informatics systems.


Major Responsibilities:
  • Operational support for informatics projects and informatics team meetings including scheduling and note-taking.
  • This person will coordinate meetings and under some guidance, assist with software project documentation like workflow diagrams, timelines and training guides.
  • Learn the foundations of Agile methodologies in the context of software development: contribute in working sessions to document use case stories or assist with grooming the backlog during meetings.
  • Over the long term, as team develops new software solutions, this role has the potential to be involved in more end-user interactions to collect enhancement requests, change requests, or to make bug reports.
  • Communicate effectively with project team and end users (internal scientists).
  • Manage calendars if needed.



  • Proactive, self-motivated, flexible, and team-oriented.
  • Takes initiative to continuously improve work processes.
  • Able to manage conflicting and changing priorities.
  • Perform well in a collaborative team environment with minimal supervision.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Attention to detail, especially in documentation.
  • Ability to type notes quickly and clearly on the fly.
  • Experience with or ability to learn software tools like Atlassian JIRA and Confluence, Google DRIVE and Google suite of tools.
  • Potential to learn new software in depth.



  • Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of relevant experience.
  • Degree in a scientific discipline preferred.
  • Scientific background or experience in Biotech/Pharmaceutical R&D desired.
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