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Associate Director, Pharma R&D Project Management

Job Description

19-08890/ Associate Director, Pharma R&D Project Management
Location: South San Francisco, CA (Local Residents Only)
Industry: Biotechnology/Pharma
Type: Initial 12-Month Contract 
 
Bay Area residents, who submit a cover letter will be prioritized!
 
Position Summary:
Our South San Francisco, CA office has an exciting temporary opportunity available in the Project & Portfolio Management Department for an Associate Director, Pharma R&D Project Management.
As a member of a global project core team, assist/support the core team leader in the management and leadership of the development and lifecycle process of compounds within the corporate portfolio.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Work with project teams globally to develop strategic and tactical plans for compounds within the corporate portfolio. This includes but is not limited to Global Development Strategies with costs and timelines
  • Facilitate communication within and outside the project team
  • Arrange and attend project related and departmental meetings
  • Prepare draft agendas, meeting minutes, presentations for project related meetings to varied stakeholders, including governance boards
  • Work with project teams to identify and communicate project risks, benefits, issues, contingency planning
  • Prepare project and departmental reports
  • Review and ensure that all required project databases and files are up to date
  • Review relevant project specific documents
  • Participate in meetings, teams or committees as they relate to assigned projects
  • Work with the project team and sub-teams to track and optimize project plans
  • Coordinate quarterly estimates for annual budgets and long-term budget planning including both external costs and FTEs
  • May assist core team lead with invoicing for projects with partner shared costs
  • May organize and participate in partner meetings as they relate to the position
  • May participate in special projects to increase efficiencies and enhance business practices
  • Under guidance of direct manager may act as a project lead for assigned projects
 
Qualifications:
  • 4 - 6 years’ experience in a pharmaceutical research organization; drug development experience (CMC, clinical and/or preclinical); 3-5 years minimal project management experience
  • Experience in GI and/or Liver therapeutic Area an asset
  • Attention to detail consistently
  • Proactive/self-starter consistently
  • Initiative and accountability
  • Understanding of drug development
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including an ability to synthesize information to accommodate different audiences
  • Strong planning and project management skills
  • Ability to easily adapt to a changing environment
  • Proven ability to function well in cross-functional, matrix environments
  • Conflict resolution
  • Decision making, judgment, and problem solving
  • Familiarity with project management software, Excel, PowerPoint, Word processing software and overall good computer skills
  • LIBS degree in life sciences (Minimum), advanced degree in life sciences preferred
  • PMP certification preferred, not required
 *Those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply / Unable to Process H1B visa at this time / Unable to work on a C2C basis for this role* 
 

Job Requirements

 

Job Snapshot

Location US-CA-South San Francisco
Employment Type Contractor
Pay Type Hour
Pay Rate $65.00 - $85.00 /Hour
Store Type Other, Clinical & Scientific
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Company Overview

Ascent

The Ascent Services Group (ASG) is a leading national technology consulting and professional services firm that focuses on tactical and strategic consulting. ASG’s fundamental business is providing staffing services to Large Enterprise clients in our core market verticals: Financial Services, Healthcare, and Life Sciences. We focus the majority of our efforts in Staff Augmentation support of Large Enterprise Clients who utilize a Vendor Management System. Learn More

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US-CA-South San Francisco
Bonnie Galley
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Job Description

19-08890/ Associate Director, Pharma R&D Project Management
Location: South San Francisco, CA (Local Residents Only)
Industry: Biotechnology/Pharma
Type: Initial 12-Month Contract 
 
Bay Area residents, who submit a cover letter will be prioritized!
 
Position Summary:
Our South San Francisco, CA office has an exciting temporary opportunity available in the Project & Portfolio Management Department for an Associate Director, Pharma R&D Project Management.
As a member of a global project core team, assist/support the core team leader in the management and leadership of the development and lifecycle process of compounds within the corporate portfolio.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Work with project teams globally to develop strategic and tactical plans for compounds within the corporate portfolio. This includes but is not limited to Global Development Strategies with costs and timelines
  • Facilitate communication within and outside the project team
  • Arrange and attend project related and departmental meetings
  • Prepare draft agendas, meeting minutes, presentations for project related meetings to varied stakeholders, including governance boards
  • Work with project teams to identify and communicate project risks, benefits, issues, contingency planning
  • Prepare project and departmental reports
  • Review and ensure that all required project databases and files are up to date
  • Review relevant project specific documents
  • Participate in meetings, teams or committees as they relate to assigned projects
  • Work with the project team and sub-teams to track and optimize project plans
  • Coordinate quarterly estimates for annual budgets and long-term budget planning including both external costs and FTEs
  • May assist core team lead with invoicing for projects with partner shared costs
  • May organize and participate in partner meetings as they relate to the position
  • May participate in special projects to increase efficiencies and enhance business practices
  • Under guidance of direct manager may act as a project lead for assigned projects
 
Qualifications:
  • 4 - 6 years’ experience in a pharmaceutical research organization; drug development experience (CMC, clinical and/or preclinical); 3-5 years minimal project management experience
  • Experience in GI and/or Liver therapeutic Area an asset
  • Attention to detail consistently
  • Proactive/self-starter consistently
  • Initiative and accountability
  • Understanding of drug development
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including an ability to synthesize information to accommodate different audiences
  • Strong planning and project management skills
  • Ability to easily adapt to a changing environment
  • Proven ability to function well in cross-functional, matrix environments
  • Conflict resolution
  • Decision making, judgment, and problem solving
  • Familiarity with project management software, Excel, PowerPoint, Word processing software and overall good computer skills
  • LIBS degree in life sciences (Minimum), advanced degree in life sciences preferred
  • PMP certification preferred, not required
 *Those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply / Unable to Process H1B visa at this time / Unable to work on a C2C basis for this role* 
 

Job Requirements

 
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