Research Project Manager

St. Louis
Apr 20, 2018
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time


Arch Oncology is an immuno-oncology company developing anti-CD47 antibodies for the treatment of cancer.  Anti-CD47 therapies represent a new class of checkpoint inhibitors that bridge the innate and adaptive immune systems to attack cancer. Arch Oncology has developed a functionally diverse antibody platform and is advancing a novel anti-CD47 antibody to the clinic that not only acts as an immune checkpoint inhibitor, but also selectively kills tumor cells (non ADCC).  The team is a highly motivated group of experienced scientists and emphasizes a collaborative approach. Arch Oncology is funded by top-quality venture capital investors and is advancing its lead mAb to the clinic currently. 

Position Location:

The Arch Oncology research labs are located in the Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis, MO, near the Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis University. This position is located in St. Louis. Arch Oncology also has offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA.

Reports To:

Chief Scientific Officer

Job Description and Responsibilities:

The Research Project Manager will focus on the coordination and operational management of early stage drug discovery projects through to early development stages, including preclinical and pharmaceutical development activities. The successful candidate must have the skills to transform program strategy into executable plans and to develop and maintain project plans to ensure that deliverables are successfully executed within budget to meet project goals and corporate strategies

  • Transform program strategy and goals into executable plans and manage project teams to execute on project plans
  • Prepare and maintain integrated cross-functional project plans and scenarios with a variety of project management tools (MS Project, SharePoint, excel and web-based). Also well versed in Power point and Word
  • Partner with project leaders, functional reps (ex. Translational Research), CROs, vendors and collaborators to organize project meetings, coordinate and prioritize activities, identify and resolve potential issues and communicate progress.
  • Organize and manage project related information, such as meeting materials, goals, resourcing, budget, and timelines using document sharing tools.
  • Assist project teams with preparation for alignment and governance meetings and portfolio reviews for upper management and board.
  • Prepare clear communication documents such as meeting minutes and action tracking to ensure shared understanding of key decisions, actions, risks and assumptions, and objectives
  • Coordinate and/or prepare reports, budgets, and resource plans for the organization in partnership with project leader, cross-functional reps, consultants, CROs, vendors,  collaborators and finance.

Position Requirements and Experience:

Minimum Requirements:

  • MS or PhD in a pharmaceutically relevant scientific area. 2 years’ experience in a biotech or pharmaceutical related position preferred.
  • Demonstrated effective organization and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in diverse teams involving multi-disciplines.
  • Collaborative approach to achieving goals in a fast-paced, team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to successfully manage her/his efforts supporting multiple projects and responsibilities​

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in cross-functional pharmaceutical drug discovery and/or early development environment.
  • Experience with project management approaches or tools, project planning, timeline and budget management.
  • Interest in applying skills and ideas to improve processes and solve problems.
  • A desire to be part of a highly innovative company aimed at transforming the lives of people with serious diseases, their families and society.