Project Manager, Diarrheal Disease Program
PATH - South San Francisco, CA

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PATH is an international nonprofit organization that transforms global health through innovation. We take an entrepreneurial approach to developing and delivering high-impact, low-cost solutions, from lifesaving treatments, vaccines and devices to collaborative programs with communities. Through our work in more than 70 countries, PATH and our partners empower people to achieve their full potential.

PATH’s Drug Development Global Program grew from our affiliation in late 2011 with the nonprofit drug development group OneWorld Health. We’re working to discover, develop, and deliver safe, effective, and affordable new treatments for diseases disproportionately affecting people in the developing world. By combining entrepreneurial energy, pharmaceutical expertise, and an innovative product development partnership model, we challenge the assumption that pharmaceutical research and development is too expensive to create the new medicines that the developing world desperately needs.

The Project Manager (PM) for the Diarrheal Disease Program (DDP), reporting to the Associate Director of Project Management (AD PM) and working with the Diarrheal Disease (DD) Team Leader, ensures the progress of interdisciplinary project activities coordinated in support of DDP.

The PM is responsible for the overall project management support of project activities, including activities of external partners and collaborators. In collaboration with DD Team, the PM manages activities and acts as project liaison between internal management and external partners. S/he specifically identifies and manages project-related priorities, applying standard project management tools, processes and principles to meet timelines and budgets. Duties and responsibilities include:
  • Manage and coordinate the development and tracking of goals, objectives, detailed timelines and budgets for assigned project(s), working with the Responsible Project Manager (RPM) and team members.
  • Work with RPM to define roles and responsibilities of team and individual contributors.
  • Organize and facilitate meetings, issue meeting agendas and minutes, track and report project progress, and follow up on action items.
  • Communicate with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, anticipate and identify discrepancies in priorities, plans and activities for immediate resolution.
  • Work with DD Team Leader and Project Management team to synthesize project-related information and prepare reports, proposals, presentations, updates, issues and recommendations for the AD PM, and senior management, as needed.
  • Manage project documentation using existing processes and systems.
  • Troubleshoot issues, help develop plans, and identify solutions with the project team.
  • May be required to travel for project-related responsibilities.
Required Skills
  • Knowledge of drug development process.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in close collaboration.
  • Demonstrated initiative and successful management of multiple tasks.
  • Demonstrated success supporting medium sized projects and/or drug portfolio activities.
  • Demonstrated experience with project management software applications and tools including Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
  • Project management certification preferred.
Required Experience

Minimum of two years' project management experience within the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry. Bachelors or advanced degree in chemistry/life sciences; may be an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with project partnerships, outsourcing, and alliance management. Experience with pre-clinical projects and IND filings is a plus.

Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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