Job Description

Associate Director/Director, Project Management 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Associate Director/Director, Project Management possesses leadership qualities and experience essential for the management of both complex research to development programs and critical company goals. He/She maintains organizational balance across research, preclinical and clinical development phases and optimizes coordination of study planning across IFM programs. Reporting to the Head of Preclinical Development, this person will work closely with IFM senior leaders to ensure research and development objectives are realized. These responsibilities include coordination of planning & resourcing of non-GLP and IND-enabling activities, including CMC, regulatory and safety as well as assistance to discovery program teams to optimize compound characterization in advance of candidate nomination.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops and designs the tools and database for effective project management
  • Communicates and interfaces directly with IFM’s partners to ensure coordination of planning and that timeline targets are met
  • Works closely with IFM senior research leaders to coordinate research and development study execution
  • Fine-tunes internal and external planning to align with company priorities, and adjusts resources as needed to ensure key goals are met on time and on budget
  • Constructs draft program budgets and manages execution of approved budgets
  • Creates and develops templates and processes used for IFM study planning and conduct
  • Proven record of enabling goals of R&D projects and effectively moving projects forward from discovery through development
  • Strong familiarity with DMPK, Drug Safety Evaluation and CMC study planning and execution
  • Previous experience with Clinical Trial planning and execution a plus
  • Excellent familiarity and command of project planning software
  • Demonstrated effectiveness and competence to supervise external CRO/CMO personnel
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • High level of self-motivation and ability to thrive in a collaborative team environment are critical

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Proven record of enabling goals of R&D projects and effectively moving projects forward from discovery through development
  • Strong familiarity with DMPK, Drug Safety Evaluation and CMC study planning and execution
  • Previous experience with Clinical Trial planning and execution a plus
  • Excellent familiarity and command of project planning software
  • Demonstrated effectiveness and competence to supervise external CRO/CMO personnel
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • High level of self-motivation and ability to thrive in a collaborative team environment are critical

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • B.S./M.S./Ph.D. with 7+years of relevant development or project management work experience (title to be determined by relevant experience).

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