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Scientific Project Manager – REMOTE - (JP10041)

Thousand Oaks, CA · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title:  Scientific Project Manager – REMOTE - (JP10041)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA. 91320 (100% REMOTE)
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit: R&D Operations
Duration: 3 years
Notes:  Remote
Posting Date:  04/19/2022

3 Key Consulting is hiring a Scientific Project Manager for a consulting engagement with our direct client, a leading global biopharmaceutical company.

Job Description:
The Research Portfolio Management Team is seeking an enthusiastic and results-oriented Scientific Project Manager. The Scientific Project Manager will be responsible for supporting cross-functional teams for a variety of Discovery pipeline projects across therapeutic areas. This is a highly visible position that will apply fit-for-purpose project management in order to advance pipeline projects through client’s governance process and towards clinical candidate nomination.

Position is remote, with preference for ability to support working hours in the Pacific Time zone. Minimum of 2 years required in a similar role. This is a 3-year contract.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Doctorate degree and 2 years of directly related experience OR
  • Master’s degree and 3 years of directly related experience OR
  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of directly related experience OR

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree and 2+ years research experience in either Oncology, Inflammation, Cardiovascular, or Metabolic space
  • 2+ years demonstrated fit-for-purpose project management experience supporting research programs in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Strong competencies in planning, project management, and organization with the ability to lead multiple activities in parallel while maintaining a focus on quality
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to effectively work in a team/matrix environment, to collaborate and coordinate with internal and external department staff at various levels, and to influence others effectively; able to build and collaborate with a cross-functional network
  • Creative and critical problem-solving skills with high comfort in ambiguous situations
  • Self-directed quick learner who is proactive and takes initiative, with ability to adapt to a dynamic environment; proven ability to grasp general knowledge of multiple disciplines
  • Strong oral and written communications skills

Why is the Position Open?
Supplement additional workload on team.

Top Must-Have Skill Sets:
  • 2+ years demonstrated fit-for-purpose project management experience supporting research programs in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Self-directed quick learner who is proactive and takes initiative, with ability to adapt to a dynamic environment; proven ability to grasp general knowledge of multiple disciplines

Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • Partners with Project Team Leads (PTL) to charter teams, develop core documents, establish timeline and budget, and align project tactics with project strategy
  • Partners with PTLs to plan for and successfully navigate client governance requirements
  • Manages project timelines and monitors team adherence to project plans; accountable for ensuring project plans/timelines are entered and updated in the enterprise system
  • Facilitate effective project meetings and manage change in a matrix environment
  • Liaise with Senior PTLs to manage each therapeutic area portfolio
  • Identifies resource gaps and works with Project Team to resolve, escalating when necessary
  • Drives best practices across teams and develops and implements fit-for-purpose tools to efficiently support Project Teams

Red Flags:
  • Have not previously worked in biopharma industry
  • Only academic experience

Interview process:
Phone screening followed by in-person interview.



We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to resumes@3keyconsulting.com.  If you decide that you’re not interested in pursuing this particular position, please feel free to take a look at the other positions on our website www.3keyconsulting.com/careers. You are also welcome to share this opportunity with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role.


 
 
Regards,
 
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
 
 
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