Senior Project Manager
LifeArc is an independent life science medical research charity committed to improving positive patient outcomes everywhere. As a champion for human health, LifeArc partners with academic, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and charity organisations to move promising medical research forward into viable and accessible patient treatments. As a charity we are self-funded, re-investing our incomes from developed drugs & diagnostics to support translating research from the bench to patient.
We require a highly experienced Senior Project Manager who will be responsible for the management, strategic implementation and successful completion of scientific or technical projects and programmes within LifeArc.
The role requires both excellent scientific and technical understanding relevant to the field of therapeutic research or technology implementation, coupled with extensive cross-functional project management experience from the project to the programme level.
In this role, you will be part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team located in LifeArc's Centre for Therapeutic Discovery based in Stevenage. You will act as key business partner to the Disease Area Leads and/or Functional Heads, work closely with project leaders and research scientists, ensuring strategy is translated into achievable operational plans and that project activities are delivered to the highest quality standards and within agreed timelines and budget.
To be considered for this role you must have the following experience;
- Experience and technical understanding in early development and / or discovery research within the life-sciences industry
- Prior Biopharma experience (3-7 years)
- Educated to at least BSc degree, Life Science subject strongly preferred.
- Formal qualification in project management, Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.
Who you are:
You must be able to demonstrate experience and technical understanding within the life-sciences industry. You will possess the ability to critically and objectively interpret and evaluate scientific and business-related information, and challenge assumptions. You will have excellent planning and organising skills with ability to set clear expectations, drive accountability and the tenacity to drive projects to conclusion. You will showcase excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills, ability to influence without authority in a matrix environment. You will also be highly skilled in building external networks to access capabilities to support delivery.
Your salary will be determined by qualifications and experience. In addition, LifeArc offers a defined contribution pension scheme, private health insurance, a flexible benefits scheme, 31 days paid holiday per year.
LifeArc is committed to the principles and practices of equal opportunities and to encouraging the establishment of a diverse workforce. It is our policy to employ individuals on the basis of their suitability for the work to be performed and their potential for development, regardless of age, sex, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief. This includes creating a culture that fully reflects our commitment to equal opportunities for all.
To apply please email your CV and covering letter explaining why you want to work for LifeArc to: or by post to Recruitment, LifeArc, Accelerator Building, Open Innovation Campus, Stevenage, SG1 2FX (electronic applications preferred).
Closing Date - 30th September 2020
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