Sr. Scientific Project Manager

Working from home
Feb 23, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time


Piper Life Sciences is currently looking for a Project Manager in Raritan, NJ to work for a cutting-edge pharmaceutical company developing and delivering innovative therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases.


Responsibilities for the Project Manager in Include:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of an international cancer genomics scientific/clinical research project
  • Work with participating sites, strategic partners, project sponsors, and the internal team to ensure the timely collection, QC, derivation, and delivery of required data elements
  • Develop and/or update project documentation (SOPs, project plan, PMF, etc.) as necessary
  • Oversee the implementation of contingency plans as necessary
  • Work with the Coordinating Center Team to develop and send communications to project participants, strategic partners, and sponsors
  • Contribute to external communications about the project
  • Work collaboratively to plan all project meetings, including two biannual, in-person meetings
  • Ensure that all tasks are executed on time or that contingency plans are implemented, if necessary. Provide regular status assessments to team members
  • Conduct project risk assessments and implement appropriate mitigation strategies
  • Work with participating sites, strategic partners, project sponsors, and internal team to ensure the prompt delivery and receipt of genomic data, limited clinical information, pathology reports, abstracted clinical data, and derived data elements 
  • Participate in the development of project documentation (SOPs, project plan, PMF, etc.)
  • Ensure that all SOPs are followed and updated as necessary
  • Develop, manage, and execute the project communication plan including communications between project teams, subcommittees, and other relevant stakeholders 
  • Use project management platform to maintain an up-to-date project status, including the assignment of tasks and detailed project timeline, and make this information available to team members.
  • Develop or coordinate the development of all materials necessary for project meetings. Prepare and distribute minutes and action items for project meetings
  • Coordinate with necessary internal and external parties to produce external project communications
  • Plan and conduct onboarding training for project team members
  • Accept and manage access requests for all project team members to project platforms. Maintain the list of authorized project users
  • Work with project team to ensure compliance with applicable data governance regulations and develop new procedures, as necessary, in consultation with internal and external compliance officers
  • Write various pieces for the project, as necessary


Qualifications for the Project Manager in Include:

  • PhD, MD, or equivalent, including health informaticians, epidemiologists/population health researchers, with a background and working knowledge in cancer genomics, bioinformatics, clinical data, data science, or related fields
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience managing large-scale, multi-departmental or multi-institutional scientific or clinical projects
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent administrative, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Ability to interact with diverse external stakeholders
  • Proactive, self-motivated, self-directed, detail-oriented, flexible, and data-driven individual
  • Proven ability to work with large, diverse teams of clinicians, scientists, and bioinformaticians/data scientists 
  • Proven ability to coordinate multiple, simultaneous, and diverse workflows, as well as meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated competence using modern project management platforms to achieve deliverables
  • Familiarity with MS Office and other standard software
  • Professional Project Manager (PMP) certification a plus.
  • GCP/ICH guideline familiarity a plus


Compensation for the Project Manager in Includes:

  • Full Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx, Life, Option Life, 401(k) plan