R&D Project Manager

Job Description
Reporting to the Director, R&D Project Management, this position is responsible for managing project team interactions to ensure the successful and timely achievement of decision points from the research and drug discovery phase to lead Ab selection. This position will work closely with the Research and Drug Discovery team, that validates Compugen’s novel drug targets for the development of therapeutic mAbs for cancer treatment. By employing project strategy and tools, this position assists the project core teams to deliver on project and corporate objectives.
This position supports the Director, R&D Project Management in overall responsibility for managing R&D projects, while remaining aligned with the Company’s strategy and goals.

  • Work with Director, R&D Project Management in directing, coordinating, implementing, executing, controlling and tracking early development projects
  • Work closely and routinely with Research and Drug Discovery team members
  • Determine and define project scope, objectives and deliverables together with project core team members
  • Develop and manage a detailed project work plan including timelines, resources, risk management, identification of project’s GNG decision points and critical path, monitor progress and make adjustments, as needed
  • Evaluate resources needed to reach objectives and manage resources in an effective and efficient manner
  • Prepare project budget based on scope of work
  • Measure project performance to identify areas for improvement; Identify, recommend and implement opportunities for streamlining programs
  • Actively facilitate project team meetings to track project status, including the preparation of meeting agendas, minutes, and follow-up on action items
  • Ensure alignment within project teams, between project teams and functional units
  • Utilize industry best practices, techniques, and standards throughout the entire project execution
  • Assist in generating monthly written reports on project progress to various stakeholders and governance bodies

Job Requirements

  • Advanced degree (MS, PhD) in Life Sciences with a minimum of 3 years industry experience in Project Management – matrix management of functional units/activities throughout project life cycle
  • Industry experience in therapeutic antibody R&D and knowledge in immuno-oncology – a plus
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using project management software tools, methodologies and best practices
  • Ability to manage without authority internal interfaces such as unit managers, project leader and team members
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent decision-making and leadership capabilities
  • Position may require international travel and work in accordance with various time zones

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