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Project Manager II

South San Francisco, CA 94080 | Work from home flexibility

Posted: 03/01/2023 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Product Development & Project Management Job Number: 11090 Pay Rate: $51.00 - $75.00

Job Description

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.

The Position:
  • We seek a highly motivated Scientific Project Manager to support activities for the Oncology Reverse Translation team - an integrated, translational initiative between Oncology Biomarker Development (OBD), and Cancer Immunology and Molecular Oncology research departments.
  • This reverse translational research initiative involves leveraging large clinical oncology study data sets to identify new targets and pathways for evaluation in research and therapeutic development.
  • The Project Manager will support a team of scientists and coordinate with stakeholders in multiple divisions to lead initiatives supporting these translational research and development efforts.
  • The ideal candidate must be dynamic, possess the ability to navigate complex organizational structures, and apply their skills in scientific project management to support this multifaceted and fast-paced initiative and deliver results.

As a Scientific Project Manager, you will be expected to:
  • Manage multiple team-based work streams centered on collaborative and mission-based translational research.
  • Drive work streams related to these goals by developing, documenting and managing project plans and schedules, and producing meeting minutes and follow-up action items.
  • Work with scientific leads on project planning and progress, including project scope, goals, budgets, status and upcoming milestones.
  • Effectively manage and coordinate both internal and external scientific collaborations.
  • Serve as a key interface with multiple functions across the Company to enable planning and communications related to reverse translational deliverables.

Job Requirements

Who you are:
  • A MS/PhD in life sciences (preferred), with at least 2 years of project management experience; understanding of cancer biology and immuno-oncology and/or biomarker and diagnostics development would be desirable.
  • Highly organized with demonstrable experience in project management of complex teams.
  • Ability to work in a multifunctional team environment, interact with a wide variety of stakeholders, and relate effectively to people at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to navigate complex environments and engender collaborative relationships.
  • Exceptional communication skills at multiple levels, from 1:1 stakeholder interactions to formal presentations to larger groups.
  • Demonstrate ability to synthesize and articulate conclusions from discussions.

What to expect from us:
  • A highly functional and collaborative research environment where we aim to translate our understanding of cancer biology to develop personalized therapies and diagnostics to transform clinical practice to benefit patient health.
  • Participate and thrive in an interactive, cross-functional, team-oriented scientific culture.
  • Access to state-of-the-art technologies and pioneering research.
  • Campus-like, collegial lifestyle with a healthy work-life balance.

Meet Your Recruiter

Shannon Chamberlin
Professional Recruiter, Account Manager

As a recruiter at Compass, Shannon is passionate about helping people. She finds her own personal fulfillment in guiding candidates on their career journey. Her candidates always feel very supported and she is the ultimate cheerleader when you find the right fit at a great company.

When Shannon isn’t working, she enjoys time with her family and weekends full of sporting events for her boys. She enjoys travel, time with friends and helping children with learning disabilities.

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