Project Administrator, GMP Pricing & Project Management Operations

Duarte, California
June 08 2021
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary

The Project Administrator is an integral member of the newly formed Translational Development Center (TDC) which is housed in the City of Hope (CoH) Research Operations vertical ensuring effective budgeting, pricing, project timelines and financial management of the manufacturing process and advancing TDC and CoH's mission and goals. The Project Administrator reports directly to the Senior Manager of GMP Pricing and Project Management Operations and serves as a bridge with cellular GMP manufacturing.

Under the direction of the Senior Manager and in partnership with the Director of Cellular Immunotherapy GMP Manufacturing, Director of Manufacturing for the Center for Biomedicine & Genetics, and other manufacturing leadership, the Project Administrator assists in assessing incoming manufacturing projects and preparing project timelines and budgets. The Project Administrator will have a fundamental understanding of CoH's manufacturing processes in order to expedite budget preparation and timeline development. The Project Administrator will utilize an established pricing menu for cellular GMP manufacturing services, specific to internal and external customers. Once the GMP budgets are drafted, the Project Administrator will facilitate internal review and approvals from the relevant manufacturing director, quality systems, and quality control. The Project Administrator will also support cellular GMP manufacturing department/staff to prepare timely amendment requests for existing projects and assist in maintaining pricing models for manufacturing and related services.

As needed, the Project Administrator assists the TDC Project Directors, the Senior Manager, and other CoH offices and departments in writing and editing proposals, grants, papers, project reports and other documents. The Project Administrator assists the TDC Project Directors in managing ongoing overall project budgets utilizing the multi-product biologics manufacturing facilities, internal recharging of project expenses, and final project close outs.

The Project Administrator interacts with other CoH offices including business management, manufacturing, quality systems, quality control, regulatory affairs, Center for Biomedicine and Genetics, Cellular Therapy Production Center, Cellular Immunotherapy GMP Manufacturing, Integrated Drug Development Venture, Clinical Trials Support Services, and Office of Technology Licensing, and external clients and partners. The Project Administrator must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills due to the high level of communication with departments at CoH and with external clients and partners. They coordinate and assist with several projects simultaneously, including internal projects as well as external, multi-party projects that are often complex and involve academic and for-profit partners and collaborators. They are the primary point of contact for cellular GMP manufacturing for internal and external budget communications and coordination. Projects relate to the development and production of novel biological and cell therapy products. Projects range from several months to several years.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Pricing and Budget Management
  • Responsible for estimating project durations and drafting the associated project budgets utilizing an established pricing menu for cellular immunotherapy manufacturing specific to internal and external customers.
  • Responsible for maintaining and utilizing cellular GMP manufacturing pricing models.
  • Departmental Liaison
  • Serve as the primary point of contact within cellular GMP manufacturing departments for internal and external proposal development.
  • Responsible for scheduling of manufacturing activities and project planning for cellular GMP manufacturing facilities.
  • Maintains Best Practices
  • Maintains current knowledge and awareness of organizational and regulatory standards, policies and procedures.
  • Follows established COH and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, including adherence to the workplace Code of Conduct and Compliance Plan.
  • Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.
  • On behalf of COH, evaluates consistency with national best practices in pricing for TDC-related and COH's manufacturing services.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Bachelor's degree

Required Certification/Licensure:
  • A minimum 3 years of experience in pricing, budgeting, and financial management of complex projects in an academic or independent biomedical research organization.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. #LI-AH

  • Posting Date: Jun 8, 2021
  • Job Field: Research
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Shift: Day Job

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