Project Management

Beltsville, MD
Jun 19, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

NextCure is a start-up biopharmaceutical company located in Beltsville, MD, which focuses on the discovery and development of novel therapeutic biologics for the treatment of cancer and other diseases. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with attention to detail that is responsive, adaptable, and able to keep up in an exciting, fast-paced work environment.  Must be willing to learn new and exciting science and technology, and is not afraid to ask questions and seek out answers. 


  • Responsible for overall project knowledge and execution of strategic plan.
  • Manage resources, budgets and timelines required for program success.
  • Accountable for actively leading internal cross-functional teams to ensure the effective delivery of project milestones.
  • Use project management software and other tools and templates to keep projects on critical path and agreed upon timelines.
  • Prepare regular minutes, progress reports and ad hoc reports as required.
  • Facilitates drafting, organizing, and submitting technical reports and regulatory submissions.
  • Maintain “overall picture” of the project and provide/negotiate resolution to potential issues internally to prevent delay to project timeline.
  • Monitor performance and recommends scope, schedule, cost or resource adjustments; connects short-term demands to long-term implications.
  • Prioritize multiple tasks while meeting deadlines; communicate project status and risks.
  • Connect project objectives to broader organizational goals.
  • Provide input to and review contracts to ensure completeness of scope and appropriate accountability based on roles and/or responsibilities.
  • Anticipate project/program risks and develop mitigation strategies/plans for more complex projects/programs.
  • Resolve internal and external team conflicts to ensure adherence to project schedule.
  • Participate in business development meetings, due diligence sessions, and negotiations.
  • Engage in special, value-added projects.



  • BS or PhD Degree in biological sciences; MBA preferred or MS degree in related field.
  • 2+ years of experience in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company.
  • Understanding of drug development.
  • Works well with diverse functional teams to coordinate activities and achieve project goals.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, critical thinking, organizational, and planning skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership capability.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Organized, results-oriented, and proactive and strategic thinker.
  • Candidate must possess excellent team building, training, and facilitation skills.
  • Must have the ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely to management.
  • Must be able to prioritize and balance multiple projects and priorities.

NextCure is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a competitive salary and benefits package in a scientifically engaged team work environment.