CARB-X is a new entrepreneurial endeavor, focused on accelerating the pre-clinical development of products to address antibiotic resistance, including drugs, vaccines and diagnostics. We coordinate with four biopharmaceutical accelerators to select projects for funding and mentor these projects towards clinical trials. We will award more than $500 million for research over the next five years. The Project Manager will be a key part of the CARB-X core team and will have the responsibility to recommend a project management system with appropriate functionality to manage the CARB-X project. He or she will coordinate with multiple partners to ensure all aspects of the operational plan are appropriately defined, mapped (Integrated Master Schedule), proactively managed and progressed to plan. He or she will also assist in program reporting obligations and have a lead responsibility in developing project documentation, audit planning and change management. This is an unparalleled opportunity to help drive forward a key global R&D funding source for biomedical innovation. If you enjoy working in a fast paced environment where creativity, flexibility and collaboration are essential, we encourage you to apply. This is a full-time position, grant funded for up to five years, located in Boston, Massachusetts. The position is newly created and is available effective immediately.
Salary: Grade 75
B.A./B.S. and PMP certification required; MBA or Master's degree in a related science field preferred. Five to eight years of experience in project management, including familiarity with multiple project management software platforms and reporting tools. Experience with process improvement and portfolio management processes and approaches. The Project Manager must have excellent time management, analytical skills, and verbal and written communication skills. Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and strong skills in other Office software packages, Sharepoint, and other document sharing platforms. Understanding of operating under a federal/academic grant process helpful, but not essential. Understanding of pharmaceutical R&D, antibacterial drug development helpful, but not essential.
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