PM, Translational Research

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7118123 (Ref:hh-60534BR)

Posted: December 14, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description
The Therapeutic Discovery Center is seeking a dynamic Project Manager for Translational Research Programs with scientific background, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a passion for applying science toward the therapies of tomorrow. The Project Manager will report to the Senior Project Manager, Translational Research Programs, and will serve as a key member of the Therapeutic Discovery Center.

The Drug Discovery Sciences Core works across several disease areas and therapeutic modalities via translational research programs such as the Quadrangle Fund for Advancing and Seeding Translational Research (Q-FASTR) program, the Blavatnik Therapeutics Challenge Awards (BTCA), and Translator, as well as the new incubator space, Blavatnik Life Lab Longwood. As a member of the Drug Discovery Sciences Core project management team, the Project Manager will work with teams (successful applicants and small companies within Life Lab) to support execution of research plans through a variety of in-house and outsourced capabilities.

The Project Manager will exhibit a high degree of integrity, demonstrating professionalism at all times and handling confidential information appropriately.

Primary duties & Responsibilities:
  • Lead operations of designated projects, including
  • Define deliverables and timelines at each project stage
  • Track progress against deliverables and timeline
  • Monitor expenses against project budgets
  • Communicate effectively with scientific researchers
  • Design scopes of work in collaboration with senior project manager and execute contracts with contract research organizations (CROs), technical consultants, and other service providers as appropriate.
  • Draft scientific deliverables such as synthesis of chemical analogs
  • Monitor work completed by CROs, consultants, and other service providers
  • Coordinate communication between key stakeholders, including PIs and co-PIs, contracted vendors, other team members, and applicable University offices
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in the life sciences or related field required.
  • 5 years of relevant experience in positions involving project management, alliance management, scientific/technical evaluation, in an industrial and/or academic setting preferred.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • Master's degree in the life sciences or related field preferred.
  • Proficiency in a Chinese language is a plus
  • Background knowledge in chemistry and biology
  • Strong competencies in project management, outsourcing, resource management and organization with the ability to coordinate multiple activities and resources, while maintaining a focus on quality.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Strong Emotional Intelligence (EQ).
  • Enjoys working in an open academic environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Solid analytical capabilities and attention to detail.
  • Ability to produce and present clear, concise, and professionally written communications and presentations.
Additional Information
This is an in-person position based on our campus in Boston.

This is a three-year term position with strong potential for renewal.

The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:
  • Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
  • Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, incredibly affordable classes directly at the Harvard Extension School, and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
  • Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
  • Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
  • Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.
EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.

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Job posting number:#7118123 (Ref:hh-60534BR)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Harvard Medical School
United States
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