Project Manager

Gaithersburg, MD, US
Dec 22, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.

Position Summary

The Project Manager will manage and coordinate complex cross-functional project teams working on projects to promote the development of candidate drugs and vaccines, as well as other projects as needed. This position will collaborate with functional managers, senior management, subcontractors, and government or non-government funding agencies to ensure integration of project, company, and functional department goals. The Project Manager will manage progress to ensure key requirements and milestones are identified and met.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Leading the cross-functional project team, managing the day-to-day operations, and serving as the primary internal point of contact for the project
  • Creating and implementing project plans and overseeing their successful execution
  • Proactively identifying, assessing and managing project risks
  • Clearly communicating project status, issues, and successes to senior management and government clients
  • Developing and managing project timelines, budgets, and financial forecasts
  • Managing technical, business, and contractual relationships with vendors, consultants, and government clients
  • Applying project management best practices in the development, initiation, planning, execution, control and closing of projects
  • Performing other duties as assigned/required


Minimum Education, Experience and Skills



  • BS degree in life sciences required. Advanced degree in life sciences (MS, PhD, PharmD) or MBA degree a plus
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology environment
  • Minimum of 3 years project management experience
  • Demonstrated experience building and leading strong cross-functional teams
  • Direct experience in managing drug (small molecule), biologic, and vaccine development projects is desired
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including negotiating, influencing, and active listening
  • Fluent with regularly used software applications (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, MS PowerPoint, SharePoint)
  • Familiarity with Earned Value Management is a plus


There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce. Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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