Associate Director, Companion Diagnostics - Project Manager

Basking Ridge, NJ, United States
Jan 12, 2021
Quality, Quality Control
Pharm Country
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

Daiichi Sankyo Group is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical therapies to improve standards of care and address diversified, unmet medical needs of people globally by leveraging our world-class science and technology. With more than 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for cardiovascular diseases, under the Group's 2025 Vision to become a "Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology," Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on providing novel therapies in oncology, as well as other research areas centered around rare diseases and immune disorders.

Job Summary:

The Companion Diagnostics (CDx) Project Manager will be responsible for ensuring that objectives of projects are set in alignment with the therapeutic and diagnostic team needs, are implemented and are accomplished within the defined timeframe and budget. The CDx Project Manager will in partnership with the CDx Leader serve as the main facilitator of interactions between the external Diagnostic Partners and the internal Daiichi Sankyo stakeholders.


Creating and executing enterprise wide CDx project work plans with Diagnostic partner and internal teams, and modifying as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements

Tracking project scope, costs, expenses, budgets against defined metrics in active alignment with CDx lead and key functional stakeholders

Providing complete tracking of all project phases and activities - communication of timelines, milestones and goals to project team and department leadership. Ensuring that project documents are complete, current, and available to team in a centralized location

Participating in preparation of slides and alignment of communications and decision processes in partnership with CDx Lead

Communicating issues and minimizing risks as well as creating associated mitigation strategies for all ongoing CDx projects

Organizing and facilitating global CDx team meetings and interactions with Dx partner

Qualifications: Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.


Bachelor's Degree/Master's Degree/ PhDin in biological sciences or a related discipline preferred

7 or more years of relevant experience managing complex development projects required

4 or more years of work experience in pharmaceutical/diagnostics setting with PhD required

Experience in Companion Diagnostics

Completion of Project Management Training

Demonstrated track record of success working on a multidisciplinary pharma/diagnostic development team

Knowledge of design control, market and product requirements management, and the IVD development process

Knowledge of molecular diagnostics technology,

Established expertise and hands-on experience with Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Sharepoint and remote meeting tools such as WebEx, Live Meeting competitors, and market space

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Title
Associate Director, Companion Diagnostics - Project Manager

Basking Ridge

Functional Area
Global Oncology R&D

New Jersey