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Biologics Project Manager / Senior Biologics Project Manager - (Gaithersburg, MD)

MedImmune, LLC

Gaithersburg, MD
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Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Masters Degree
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Job Description

                                       Location:Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-001748

Posted date: Dec. 01, 2016


   If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to change lives and you thrive when making brave decisions – join us.  

   MedImmune is the worldwide biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives every day. As one of the world’s premier biotechnology companies, our mission is centered on delivering life-changing products that advance world health, and help fight and cure disease.  As a Biologics Project Manager / Senior Biologics Project Manager, Gaithersburg MD, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.  

   We’re constantly pushing the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines to patients, with a passion for discovery and a pipeline to show for it. We’re pioneering innovative research and exploring novel pathways across key therapeutic areas including oncology, respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, and infection and vaccines. And we’re industry-leading in immunology, protein engineering and translational science. We offer a unique and strong collaborative network as part of the AstraZeneca family, as together we explore synergies between small and large molecules.  

   MedImmune has a dynamic environment that fosters collaboration and innovation. We attract top minds, and we nurture and build top talent.  

   Main Duties and Responsibilities  


   This position can be filled at either the Biologics Project Manager or Senior Biologics Project Manager level depending upon experience.  

   The Senior Biologics Project Manager/Biologics Project Manager reports through the Biologics Project Management group within Pipeline Management providing cross functional operational and strategic management for the Product Development Team (PDT) and the Translational Sciences Sub-team (TSST), translating strategy into operation and delivery.

Biologics Project Management sits within Medimmune's Pipeline Management function where the vision is 'Translating Science and Strategy into Action'. Biologics Project Management provides cross functional operational and strategic management for the Product development Teams and Translational Science Teams.  

   This role is responsible for translating strategy into operation and delivery and therefore must be familiar with system scope and project objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member, to effectively coordinate the activities of the team and manage project information and communications to all stakeholders and senior management.  


   Essential Requirements  


   The main responsibilities of the role are:    
   * Partners with the PDT Leader to help the PDT develop the project strategy, optimise delivery in terms of time, cost, value and risk. Partners with the TS Lead to help the TSST develop the TS strategy in line with the vision set by the PDT    
   * Focuses PDT and TSST on pipeline delivery, ensuring corporate metrics are achieved in an optimised and value driven way.    
   * Acts as a role model for partnering, collaboration and cross functional working    
   * Acts as the 'Hub' for project information  

   Operations Management and Leadership:  


   Drives cross-functional, operational integration for the PDT/TSST, including coordinating cross-functional activities and communications involving team members and external partners with minimal supervision.    
   * Coordinates the creation and maintenance of the integrated Product Development Plan and timeline.    
   * Ensures linkage between strategy and operational activities.    
   * Identifies issues and facilitates problem-solving, contingency planning, and decision-making.    
   * Informs key stakeholders of status, issues, problems, and proposed solutions as appropriate.    
   * Assumes full responsibility for managing specific aspects of the project as designated by team leadership.  

   Project Information/Communication Management:    
   * Develops and executes communication plan to ensure effective and timely communication between the PDT, line management, senior management, and external partners with minimal supervision.    
   * Ensures central access to key project documents, presentations, and assessments. Develops and implements plans for use of collaborative team communication solutions (e.g., eRooms, SharePoint).    
   * Ensures documentation of PDT and TSST team meetings, key decisions, and action items.    
   * Prepares independent periodic management reports (e.g. monthly reports, project milestones)  

   Product Development Process:    
   * Understands overall biologic/pharmaceutical product development process, including stages of development and role of different functional areas.    
   * Working knowledge of the biological sciences with technical, scientific or medical expertise in one or more functional areas involved in pharmaceutical/biologic product development.    
   * Early and late phase clinical development stages and processes and decision criteria for moving programs through the development pipeline, and the considerations relevant to post-marketed development and life cycle management.    
   * Core cross-functional concepts (e.g., preclinical, translational, CMC) and major requirements at different development stages.    
   * Basic knowledge of worldwide regulatory requirements, processes and regulatory authority interactions, as well as patent protection and records management.    
   * Commercial valuation, product life cycle planning, pricing and health economics.

Project Management:  


   * Ability to create, coordinate, and maintain an integrated product plan and to control or respond to changes in strategy and scope.    
   * Expertise in use of project management software solutions, including skills in critical path analysis. MS Project and/or Planisware experience is a plus.    
   * Understanding financial and resource planning systems and processes and ability to coordinate project-level budget/resource estimates and manage actuals vs. plan.    
   * Ability to manage teams and individuals in a matrix environment, ability to track team performance against objectives, use of effective meeting management tools and techniques, and knowledge of decision-making and conflict resolution techniques.    
   * Ability to maintain sources of project information, and to integrate and distribute appropriate information to senior management and team members.    
   * Able to negotiate with team members to resolve project/team issues.  



   Biologics Project Manager  


   BA/BSc in a biological science or equivalent is required with a minimum of 5 years of Project Management experience in a BioPharma Product Development environment  

   Senior Biologics Project Manager    
   BA/BSc in a biological science or equivalent is required with a minimum of 8 years of Project Management experience in a BioPharma Product Development environment  



   Advanced degree (e.g., MBA, MS)  

   Next Steps – Apply today!  


   To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.  

   AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.