Research Project Manager, Immuno-Oncology – Genocea – Cambridge, MA

Job ID: 5948
Job date: 2016-09-02

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of Position The Project Manager will be responsible for the management of key projects within the Research group. This individual will work closely with the Project and Strategy Teams to ensure the development and implementation of robust research plans and strategies, tracking progress against plans and program goals, as well as effective communication across all internal stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have a strong scientific background and extensive experience with discovery-stage and pre-clinical vaccine development. He/she will have experience managing cross-functional program teams. Several key areas of focus will be portfolio planning and management, project execution monitoring and project budget in alignment with corporate goals. The role also requires the ability to identify and communicate business risk to stakeholders and identify mitigation strategies. This individual will be a key player in meeting Genocea’s objectives and ensuring the success of our product development efforts. Knowledge of vaccines, oncology, and/or immunology is preferred.

Responsibilities Manage cross-functional discovery/pre-clinical stage Program and Strategy Teams with the Research Lead to ensure the development of robust strategies and integrated plans, including evaluation of new product and vaccine development opportunities, options and scenarios, and risk mitigation. Provide leadership, coordination, and cross-functional communication to enable the team to meet the program goals Meet with stakeholders, coordinate consensus, prepare plan, obtain management approval Identify and track the clinical paths for assigned projects Budgeting: contribute to the project resource allocation and external expenses Schedule and conduct regular project meetings as well as periodic project reviews Assist in risk mitigation and communication to management and key stakeholders Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation (e.g. Minutes, Dashboards) Develop comprehensive, integrated recommendations and operational program plans to achieve scientific objectives and corporate objectives for pipeline growth. Facilitate internal decision-making processes and provide regular updates to senior management. Implement program management tools and templates to facilitate effective planning and communication (planning agendas, scheduling meetings, preparing minutes, and following-up with team members on critical action items) Maintain program-related documentation (including the MS project plan, decision log, and risk register) and ensure appropriate archiving and access to shared information and critical program documents Desired Skills and Experience MS degree in life sciences or a related field is required. A minimum of 5 years of research project management experience in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, or medical research. Research experience and discovery/ pre-clinical stage drug development is required Bioinformatics experience is a plus. Experience managing external vendors, CROs, and consultants. Strong understanding and competency in planning processes and decision making Strong problem solving skills and an attention to detail Strong presentation skills for both internal and external audiences Highly motivated and a strong team player with the ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment Strong analytical and technology skills, including proficiency in project planning tools, content management tools, and the Microsoft Office Suite Budget building and tracking skills Ability to influence without direct authority PMP Certification


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