Associate Director, Project Management Discovery

Hiring By - Biostaffic


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Not Disclosed

Mid-Senior level

Posted 4 months ago
Job details
About the role
We are seeking a talented and highly collaborative Project Management professional with pharmaceutical industry experience for a highly visible role where you will have the opportunity to work across all functional groups within the research organization. The ideal candidate for this position has a passion for leading cross-functional teams, working with key internal partners, and driving positive outcomes in a constructive, diverse, and dynamic work environment. The successful candidate will report to the Senior Director of Project Management.
Key Responsibilities
  • Partner with project team leaders to manage therapeutic projects to support the management of portfolio and collaborative projects to timely decision points from hit-identification through to IND enabling activities. Coordinate cross-functional activities to completion across the various discovery phases within scope, timelines, and budget.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for project PM-related information, ensuring a single source of truth for projects.
  • Develop and maintain integrated project plans to identify critical path activities, ensure milestones are identified, and manage timeline risk, working closely with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Support action-oriented project team meetings and strategic discussions, ensuring functional alignment with team members and other key stakeholders.
  • Manage the interfaces between functional areas to ensure effective handoff and communication among program functional sub-teams to execute important project milestones.
  • Facilitate team operations and document, track, and archive project team activities, including draft agendas and minutes and tracking of action items and project deliverables.
  • Support the development of key initiatives for the PM team (e.g., improvement and optimization initiatives, budget planning process, communications, etc.).
  • Demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills and understanding of team dynamics; able to influence, coach, and motivate teams and create an inclusive environment.
What You'll Bring
  • Bachelors in science, Advanced degree preferred.
  • 6 or more years in the pharmaceutical industry, with at least 4 years in a direct Project Management role (must be official title), leading cross-functional groups across the product development team.
  • Expertise in understanding the drug development process and IND enabling milestones, from early discovery research, with the ability to facilitate, lead, and follow discussions.
  • Excellent communication: presentation, verbal, and written skills. Able to present complex information clearly and concisely.
  • Highly capable organizer with the ability to readily access documentation when needed.
  • Ability to enable high-performing teams and build strong relationships with team members and other stakeholders as the go-to trusted team member.
  • Experience working with finance on budget creation and tracking.
  • Comfort working virtually in a fast-paced start-up environment, taking on ad-hoc tasks as needed.
  • Experience with PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, and other reporting, timeline, and tracking tools; experience with Smartsheet is a plus.
  • PMP (Project Management Professional) or other PM certification equivalent is a plus.
Compensation & benefits
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Stock compensation plan – you'll be an Atomwise co-owner.
  • Platinum health, dental, and vision benefits for you and your dependents
  • 401(k) retirement plan with generous company match (up to 4%)
  • Flexible paid time off (PTO), 13 paid holidays, and wellness breaks for employees to spend time with their loved ones and recharge.
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Account options to help save money on healthcare, daycare, and commuting.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Pet Insurance
  • Funding for professional development and conference attendance
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Generous paid parental leave
Atomwise is an equal opportunity employer and strives to foster an inclusive workplace.  Our mission is to develop better medicines faster, and we know that we need a diverse team to develop medicines that serve diverse populations.  Accordingly, Atomwise does not make any employment decisions (including but not limited to, hiring, compensation, and promotions) on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.
We strongly encourage people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives to apply.
  • Pay range for this role is between $165,000 - $195,000*

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No



  • Mid-Senior level

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 15, 2024
Company Overview

Current Openings: 0

Atomwise is a preclinical pharma company revolutionizing how drugs are discovered with AI. Atomwise has strengthened its drug discovery and development expertise by expanding its Board of Directors and creating a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). These appointments signal a critical milestone for Atomwise as the company focuses on its own internal pipeline. We invented the use of deep learning for structure-based drug discovery, today developing a pipeline of small-molecule drug candidates advancing into preclinical studies. Our AtomNet® technology has been used to unlock more undruggable targets than any other AI drug discovery platform. We are tackling over 600 unique disease targets with more than 250 partners around the world, including leading pharmaceutical, agrochemical, and emerging biotechnology companies. Atomwise has raised over $174 million from leading venture capital firms to advance our mission to make better medicines, faster. We’re at a critical time in history where our need for new kinds of medicines is greater than any time in human memory. Fortunately, we can leverage advancing technology and scientific breakthroughs to accelerate discovery. New data, new algorithms, new compute platforms lift all of us, enable our work on the hardest of problems, empower us to invent and create, and ultimately save one billion lives. Join us:
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