Associate Director/Director, Project Management

Role & Responsibilities 

Reporting to the Senior Director of Project Management, the Associate Director/Director, Project Management will manage key project(s), primarily within preclinical/clinical development in the therapeutic areas of immunology/inflammation, oncology, and metabolic diseases at Nimbus. We are seeking a highly motivated, collaborative, results-oriented individual with the creativity, resourcefulness, and flexibility to excel in a growing company.

This individual will:

  • Partner with Project Leader(s) to optimize the Project Team’s effectiveness and decision making; facilitate team building and communication, create and drive timelines to keep project(s) on schedule
  • Manage the planning and day-to-day execution of projects, ensuring that deliverables are achieved and milestones are met; provide cross-functional activity tracking/oversight and contribute to development of longer term strategy for the program in partnership with the Project Leader(s) and R&D management
  • Establish and maintain functionally integrated project plans/timelines; accurately track and provide timely reporting on progress
  • Facilitate continuous identification of opportunities, risks/mitigations, and resolution with Project Team input
  • Coordinate development of strategic project plans with Project Team input
  • Schedule, organize, and drive team meeting(s): prepare and distribute agendas/minutes; identify and track decisions and action items, escalate areas of concern as appropriate
  • Collaborate with Project Leaders, Finance, and as appropriate Department Heads to develop and update project budgets
  • As applicable, coordinate resources, timelines, and deliverables with other Project Managers
  • Help manage and coordinate program related CRO contracts and work orders

The Qualifications We’re Seeking

  • Must have at 5-7+ years experience in R&D in pharma or biotech (some experience with small to medium-sized companies is preferred), with a minimum of 8 years in project management on interdisciplinary or cross-functional project teams
  • Experience in small molecule development required
  • BA/BS in a scientific discipline is required; an advanced degree (PhD, MS, MBA, MD) in a field relevant to drug development is desirable
  • Alliance management experience desirable
  • Experience in oncology clinical development desirable
  • Extensive experience with programs in preclinical/clinical development required; involvement in regulatory submissions, including INDs/CTAs, and regulatory agency interactions is desirable; some experience with discovery-stage research is desirable
  • Must have a proactive mindset with strong leadership, facilitation, teamwork, influence management, organizational skills, and ability to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required, along with an ability to develop important relationships with key stakeholders and work collaboratively, skilled in conflict management/negotiation
  • Highly proficient in utilizing project management best practices, project planning, and facilitative decision-making. Skilled in goal setting, prioritization, and time management
  • Broad understanding of biopharmaceutical drug development, including working knowledge of relevant ICH, GLP, and GCP guidance and regulations
  • Experience managing collaborations with consultants, pharmaceutical partners, CROs, and other external organizations is desirable
  • Excellent written and oral communication and information management skills; ability to interact with a diverse groups of individuals
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Project
  • Project Management Certification (PMP or equivalent)

A Snapshot of Nimbus

Nimbus is a ~40 person, biotechnology company located in the thriving biotech hub of Cambridge, Massachusetts. We transform drug development by integrating computational drug discovery techniques, a cutting-edge computational chemistry platform and other advanced technologies to design breakthrough medicines for patients.

We focus on promising targets in metabolic disease, oncology and inflammation. These include both emerging and well-validated targets that have proven intractable to others in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry.

Nimbus offers a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, team-focused work environment. The culture is intellectually stimulating, flexible and results-oriented. Joining our team of 30+ people offers significant opportunities to grow professionally and personally.

We also offer a top-notch benefits package (health, dental, life, vacation, and employer 401K contribution ). Being part of Nimbus (a Nimbi, if you’re curious), allows you to become part of a small close-knit professional team that strives to bring out the best in each other by working hard and having fun together.

Join Nimbus. We are making a difference and you can too.

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Nimbus is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis protected by applicable law. Nimbus does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates.