Project Coordinator

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 09/20/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Research - Discovery Job Number: 6889

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.


  • We are seeking a Project Coordinator with scientific training to join the Molecular Oncology Project Management group and be responsible for outsourcing pre-clinical in vivo efficacy studies and cellular assays in support of multiple projects in early research and late stage clinical development.
  • This candidate will need to have practical experience in the design, execution and analysis of oncology based phenotypic assays, target validation studies, and in vivo xenograft studies.
  • The job will entail acting as a liaison between research scientists and global Contract Research Organizations (CROs) to ensure the successful design and implementation of studies at the CRO.
  • Other responsibilities will include: working with our Research Contracts, Finance and Legal departments to establish and maintain agreements, manage purchase orders, invoices, and track budget.
  • The candidate will need to develop productive relationships with the international CROs and monitor quality and performance of the CROs.

**Please note this is a part-time role and the worker is expected to be able to work on-site 4 hours a day 5 days a week, there is no WFH flexibility at the moment**



  • Practical experience in cell-based viability/proliferation assays and target validation or PD biomarker studies.
  • Excellent communication skills including proven ability to communicate across cultures.
  • Ability to develop collaborative relationships with internal researchers, CROs, and key stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage conflict and influence others.
  • Detail oriented, highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks and projects.
  • Agile mindset to adapt to constantly moving deadlines.
  • Desire to thrive and grow in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Project management experience or education would be a plus.



  • BS/MS in biological sciences with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in industry, or PhD in biological sciences with relevant research experience.
  • Must have background in biological sciences.
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