Scientific Project Manager

Palo Alto, California
Feb 21, 2018
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

Scientific Project Manager​

Auransa Inc., formerly known as Capella Biosciences is an exciting biotechnology company that leverages data and algorithms to solve hard problems in drug discovery, focusing on oncology and aging. We are seeking an experienced and self-motivated Project Manager of Pre-Clinical Research Operations to contribute to our research and early development projects.

The successful candidate will support project teams through target identification, hit discovery, lead optimization and ultimately drug candidate selection. The candidate is expected to have knowledge in experimental design and a proven track record of general skills in the drug discovery and development area. The candidate will work closely with the preclinical research team to ensure programs as well as individual studies are initiated and executed in a timely manner consistent with company policies.  Under the guidance of the Chief Scientific Officer, this person will be involved in establishing program timelines and budgets. The successful candidate will also work closely with legal and accounting groups to ensure studies are optimally performed. There will be hands-on record keeping and archival responsibilities.


  • MS or PhD degree required with a minimum of 4 years of pharmaceutical or biotech industry experience
  • Good technical and scientific knowledge
  • Up to date with the latest assays and experimental models for oncology and aging
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • High organizational skills to maintain study archives and tracking of individual studies and programs
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team setting
  • Deep experience in working with CROs

Preferred Requirements:

  • Knowledge of basic principles of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics as applied to drug discovery
  • Understanding of drug discovery process and timelines
  • Molecular biology and biochemistry skills are highly desirable

Please send your CV and a cover letter