Scientific Operations Project Manager (Oncology)

    • Weston, MA

Site Name: USA - Massachusetts - Waltham, USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence
Posted Date: Oct 7 2020
Are you a scientific professional, eager to support enterprise-wide scientific operations and program/project management within GSK's dynamic and growing Oncology Experimental Unit (EMU)? Do you share in our mission and vision to enable and execute clinical biomarker and translational strategies for patient selection and companion diagnostic development? If so, this Scientific Operations Project Manager (SOPM) role could be an ideal opportunity to explore.

As Scientific Operations Project Manager (Oncology), you will work in collaboration with the Biomarker Teams, Companion Diagnostics Teams, Quality, Operations, Regulatory, Finance, Business Development, Procurement and external organizations to progress Biomarker and Companion Diagnostics activities across the Oncology portfolio. The SOPM leverages subject matter expertise to provide oversight to various aspects of the biomarker and companion diagnostic development within the Experimental Medicine Unit (EMU) and assists teams with technical evaluation of biomarker technologies, external partner organizations meeting development requirements, coordination of project deliverables internally and organization of documentation to support regulatory submissions and overall compliance expectations. The SOPM is responsible for defining the on-going support of activities with external partners, verifying the different project related aspects of development and timely communication to the relevant stakeholders within EMU, internal stakeholder alignment, development of new program management tools, creating integrated program timelines, providing regular communication and verifying deliverables have been met. Additionally, the SOPM will reconcile all activities with contracting and finance operations.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:

  • Take responsibility for the assigned project by leading the assigned EMU project streams while coordinating all required components of the business: e.g. Regulatory, Preclinical and Clinical Development, Medical Affairs, Commercial, Technical Development, Manufacturing, Health Economics, Business Development, etc.
  • Develop and lead cross-functional teams to deliver project goals through clear roles, responsibilities and escalation paths.
  • Provide program and operations management support to the functions/matrix team members accountable for delivering the appropriate project requirements.
  • Generate and regularly update the Integrated Project Plans for the assigned projects.
  • Demonstrate matrix management skills and clear ability to work effectively in cross functional team environment.
  • Lead, empower and set clear expectations to team members and sub-teams to deliver the project strategy and project requirements in a timely manner, within budget and with the highest quality.
  • Endorse resources, costs, risks and timelines for development, and resolution of issues requiring changes to the plan and assuring smooth transitions between key decision points.
  • Completes projects by coordinating resources and timetables with user departments and data center.
  • Demonstrate effective communications and negotiation skills for a wide variety of audiences, including technical and business.
  • Support multiple customer engagement leads in customer interactions and meetings.
  • Responsible for cost control/budgetary management.
  • Responsible for ensuring consistent scientific project management standards to enable effective portfolio management
  • Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards

Why you?
Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Bachelor's degree in sciences.
  • At least 5-years of experience in an R&D setting in pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, or biotechnology industry.
  • 3-5 years technical and scientific project or program management experience in pharmaceutical or similar regulated industry required.
  • At least 2-years of experience working in a drug development matrix environment.
  • Prior experience in Oncology clinical development, scientific operations, or quality or regulatory assignments.

Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Ability to utilize MS Office Suite, including Office 365, Skype, OneNote, MS Project or equivalent, to track and report project progress.
  • Formal Project Management certification (PMP).
  • Well organized and methodical approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to understand and resolve conflicting needs of key stakeholders.

Why GSK?
Our values and expectationsare at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture. These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:
  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
  • Budgeting and cost-consciousness.


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