Associate Director / Director of Project Management

 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 
  • Faciliate 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 

Our Science  

At Nimbus, we design breakthrough medicines. Utilizing our powerful structure-based drug discovery engine, we create potent and selective small molecule compounds targeting proteins that are known to be fundamental drivers of pathology in highly prevalent human diseases and which have proven difficult for other drug makers to tackle. With a decade-plus track record of success, we’ve built a world-class team in both computationally driven drug discovery and early clinical development while continuing to move the needle for patients.  

Our Culture 

Nimbus is a close-knit company (our employees are Nimbi, if you are curious!) that values a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, intellectual-stimulating, and collaborative environment. We live by our Core Values: Integrity, a Passion for Excellence, Teamwork, and Authentic Communication and strive to build a community where we bring out the best in each other professionally and personally.  

Our Company 

Founded in 2009, Nimbus is a private, growing biotechnology company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Learn more about us by going to 

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

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. 


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