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Posted Job Title
Senior Project Manager
Job Profile Title
Manager Research Project C
Job Description Summary
The Gene Therapy Program (GTP) is entering a new era of unprecedented opportunity with the great potential to reshape the face of medicine as we know it. Our discoveries have set the stage for successful treatments and possibly even cures for devastating genetic diseases.Â
The laboratory of Dr. Jim Wilson, at GTP of the University of Pennsylvania, has been a leader in the development of innovative vector technology for close to three decades. We have emerged as the âœgo-toâ organization for public and private partners, who want to participate in the gene therapy space. Currently, we are positioned to lead another round of vector innovation and establish pre-clinical and clinical proof-of-concept in therapeutic applications of in-vivo genome editing.
We are looking for a Senior Project Manager, to be the driving force behind our highly complex translational research projects and collaborations.Â
As a Senior Project Manager, you will lead cross-functional teams in a matrix environment with limited direction. You will guide project team activities to meet GTP's objectives and drive team accountability for deliverables, ensuring projects meet defined milestones. You will coordinate and facilitate Launch Team Meetings where you will document outcomes, actions, and risks. You will prepare and manage budgets, project timelines, project scope documents and all other project documentation. You will review these submissions to ensure the integrity of the data and partner with Study Director to resolve technical/data issues with these submissions. You will be the liaison to our external sponsor project leaders, delivering transparent, timely and concise verbal and written communication during regular status updates and technical reports. Proactively identify and escalate risks and issues to relevant stakeholders; lead development and delivery of tactical and achievable mitigation and contingency planning. You will drive pre-IND activities and direct drafting/filing of related regulatory filings.Â
As a Senior Project Manager, Â you will act as a mentor to new project management staff by providing initial training and leading on-going "lessons learned" exercises. You will be a strong voice continuous process improvement activities for project management process and tools that are utilized by the team.Â
Master's Degree (life sciences or molecular biology desired) and 5 to 7 years of applicable experience, preferably in scientific project management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.Â PhD is preferred.Â PM certification is desired.Â Experience pre-clinical research projects that have resulted in pre-IND activities/exercises or formal IND applications is strongly preferred Ability to interact professionally with key internal investigators, as well as external academic, for-profit, and non-profit organizations.Â Ability to work with all levels within the organization from senior management to technicians.Â Ability to work Â independently and to perform well under pressure and embrace dynamic environment. Strong organizational and time management skills. Excellent oral & written communication skills with exceptional attention to detail. Strong computer/technology skills including MS Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Project (or other similar Project Management tools). Â
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$72,837.00 - $138,391.00
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Internal Number: JR00003483
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