Scientific Project Manager
Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence Posted Date: Mar 2 2021 Are you energized by an opportunity to better leverage your scientific and project leadership expertise? If so, this Scientific Project Manager role could be an exciting opportunity to explore. The Scientific Project Management and Strategy (SPM&S) Team within the Oncology Experimental Medicine Unit (EMU) is a dedicated group of Project Management professionals who provide operational and program/project management support for biomarker project plans, translational research studies, and companion diagnostic development, including workstream coordination, scientific meeting management, and harmonization of biomarker platforms and vendors. The Scientific Project Manager works in collaboration with Biomarker and Companion Diagnostics Teams, Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, Data Management, Quality, Regulatory, Commercial, and Finance, as well as external laboratories, collaborators, and diagnostic manufacturers, to progress biomarker and companion diagnostic activities across the Oncology portfolio. The Scientific Project Manager leverages subject matter expertise to provide oversight to various aspects of the biomarker and companion diagnostic development within the EMU, coordinates meetings and project deliverables internally and with external partners, organizes documentation to support regulatory submissions and to meet compliance requirements, and assists teams with technical evaluations of biomarker technologies. The Scientific Project Manager is responsible for ensuring internal stakeholder alignment, creating integrated project/program timelines, tracking and verifying completion of project deliverables and milestones, identifying and mitigating project risks, and timely communication to relevant stakeholders within the EMU. Additionally, the Scientific Project Manager will reconcile activities with contracting and finance operations. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following… Support EMU Biomarker and Companion Diagnostic Teams in the delivery of clinical biomarker, companion diagnostic and translational research objectives by leading cross-functional project teams; coordinate activities across Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, Data Management, Quality, Regulatory, Procurement, Finance, Commercial, etc. Work closely with internal cross-functional project teams and external partners (e.g. analytical labs, diagnostic manufacturers, academic collaborators, etc.) to ensure that project objectives are delivered according to agreed scope, cost, quality and timeline milestones Analyze, plan, and track project activities; identify and resolve operational problems and minimize delays Communicate timelines, milestones and goals on a routine basis to Biomarker and Companion Diagnostic Leads, the project team and other stakeholders Identify and communicate risks to timeline, budget, scope, etc. to stakeholders in a timely and clear manner Manage vendor contracts and approval of invoices Track and update project budgets, milestones and payments Organize internal scientific/strategy meetings as well as meetings with external partners (e.g. Joint Project Team meetings, F2F meetings, etc.), provide expert records of discussions, and ensure timely resolution of actions Enable Subject Matter Expert driven support to programs by demonstrating a broad knowledge of biomarker and companion diagnostic technologies and IVD development Successfully multi-task amongst several competing initiatives Demonstrate accountability and urgency for the timely completion of EMU projects Why you? BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related discipline; advanced scientific degree a plus Minimum of 7 years of project or program management experience in the diagnostic, pharmaceutical, or biotech industry Experience managing clinical biomarker or In Vitro Diagnostic development programs Experience in drug discovery and development, clinical trial design, and overall principles of clinical development Experience in both companion diagnostic and pharmaceutical development, analytical and clinical validations, and regulatory submissions a plus Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to think strategically, work effectively in a matrixed environment, and execute multiple projects simultaneously Excellent time management skills, well organized, and focused on results Ability to establish trust and work with integrity while motivating others to achieve the goals of the project Highly effective communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation) and negotiation skills for a wide variety of audiences/stakeholders, including technical and business Good understanding and application of Project Management principles, concepts, practices and standards; PMP certification a plus Established expertise and hands-on experience with Microsoft Project or equivalent, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint and remote meeting tools such as MS Teams, WebEx, etc. Why GSK? Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture. These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities: Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk. Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution. Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning. Sustaining energy and well-being Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations. 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