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Project Manager

Company: AlivaMab Discovery Services
Location: San Diego
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Job Description:


AlivaMab Discovery Services is currently looking for an outstanding R&D Project Manager to be located in San Diego, CA.

AlivaMab Discovery Services (ADS) is headquartered in San Diego offering human therapeutic antibody discovery services using Ablexis' AlivaMab-- Mouse platform technology. AlivaMab Mouse provides unparalleled benefits that enable the discovery of next generation, break through antibody drugs for patients.

Led by personnel with combined decades of experience in therapeutic antibody drug discovery and development, ADS is looking for an experienced professional for a Project Manager position. ADS is a roll up your sleeves environment where everyone's contributions are integral to our success. As Project Manager you will be working closely with project leaders and cross-functional teams to define the project strategy, develop integrated project plans, and implement plans to meet external and internal business objectives. Your experience, professionalism and dedication will be expected to significantly contribute in maintaining a corporate culture of the highest standards of organized data-driven on-schedule decision-making, integrity and customer-focus. Similarly, as an interface for ADS to current and prospective customers, you will be one of the faces of AlivaMab Discovery Services, embodying identical standards.

This position will also oversee some key internal projects as a project lead. This role includes facilitation of workshops, team building, process design or re-engineering for some key strategic transversal projects within the organization.


Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the ADS resource tracking and reporting program. Maintain and report on core functions and systems for ADS project and resource management, and then continue to monitor for and recommend opportunities for improving efficiencies in team and business processes
  • Establish and maintain functionally integrated project timelines to enable accurate project, financial and portfolio analyses for business planning processes
  • Facilitate project team meetings, cross-functional communication and decision-making, ensuring alignment with internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrate effective and appropriate communications with prospective and existing customers
  • Communicate, document, and archive project team activities and decisions; act as a primary contact for project team related information
  • Leverage scientific knowledge to generate project proposals in collaboration with external and internal stakeholders, as well as data summaries and experimental reports
  • Manage a portfolio of multiple projects simultaneously and accurately
  • Partner with the team leader to ensure the team achieves and maintains a high-level of sustainable performance, by applying appropriate team management best practices
  • Develop and animate the process of all key initiatives or projects the business wants to closely monitor
  • Communicate project status and issues to the management and other stakeholders through meetings and key documents (program timelines, budget breakdowns, vendor management, CapEx, etc.)
  • Provide mentoring and coaching to Project teams to assist with achieving on-time and on-budget performance
  • Ensure lessons learned are shared/implemented across projects and stakeholders as needed, participate and/or lead continuous improvement activities


    • Bachelor's Degree or higher, preferably in Life Sciences
    • A minimum of 7 years of experience in project management in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry, preferably with experience in alliance management or as a nexus between service-focused groups and their clients, either internally or externally
    • Experience in resource expenditure tracking and management, in particular with regard to tracking efficiencies and costs
    • Proficiency with project management processes, tools, and methodology to manage project timelines and resources
    • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels with both internal partners and external partners, and across functional areas
    • Ability to summarize complex information into simple concepts for broad communication to project teams as well as for management status reports
    • Proficient in use of the Microsoft Office productivity software suite
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) Training or Certification would be a plus
    • Continuous improvement knowledge (Lean or Six Sigma) is highly desirable including Value Stream Mapping, 5S, Variability analysis, KPI and performance management, visual performance boards, root cause analysis and problem-solving techniques (e.g. Ishikawa diagram). Has 'hands on' experience in deploying tools on the lab floor.
    • Attention to detail and proactive with excellent follow through
      AlivaMab Discovery Services provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to religion, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, alienage or citizenship status, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


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