Project Manager - Drug Development

Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 01, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Recursion is a clinical-stage biotechnology company decoding biology by integrating technological innovations across biology, chemistry, automation, data science and engineering to radically improve the lives of patients and industrialize drug discovery. Our team is working to solve some of the hardest, most meaningful problems facing human health today. Come join us in our mission to decode biology to radically improve lives, while doing the most impactful work of your life.

The Impact You’ll Make

  • Collaborate with project leaders and cross-functional project teams to develop, execute, and drive our drug discovery and development efforts for assigned projects/programs to completion within timeline, quality and budgetary constraints.
  • Develop and manage timelines to support specific product candidates through the discovery and development phases. .
  • Monitor project progress against baseline  and follow up as needed with individuals across the company to ensure timely completion of project deliverables.
  • Communicate status of projects to team members, management, and leadership effectively and efficiently. Fully integrate with project teams in order to lead the planning, tracking, risk monitoring and mitigation associated with the timing and budget for each development program. 
  • Create cross-functionally integrated project/program plans, timelines, agendas, budget, resourcing requirements, rolling summaries and other tools required to organize planning and coordinating of deliverables for the project/program. 
  • Contribute to the advancement of the Recursion discovery and development portfolio. 


The Team You’ll Join 


As a Project Manager at Recursion you will be an essential member of the Project Management team.  The Project Management team is a group of execution-minded professionals focused on driving the advancement of our drug portfolio in order to get impactful medicines to patients that need them.  Our desire to make a difference and contribute to our mission of radically improving lives drives everything we do.  In your role, you will collaborate across the organization to ensure successful program delivery and continuous process improvement.


The Experience You’ll Need

  • 5+ years  project/program management experience in the pharmaceutical industry focused on either drug discovery or drug development (Understanding of the drug development process, regulations and filing requirements in US, EU and Japan including FDA, ICH & GCP a plus)
  • BS in a scientific discipline
  • Experience  delivering assigned projects on time and within budgetary and quality constraints
  • Prior success with managing cross functional development teams in a hands-on, highly collaborative, fast paced growth environment
  • Experience in both IND-enabling and clinical stage drug development a plus
  • An understanding of project management methodologies (PMP certification preferred)
  • Ability to manage across multiple functional groups within a highly matrixed organization
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. Should be able to adapt communication style to suit different audiences.
  • Work with teams at various management levels, including Sr. Leadership
  • Ability to capture data and feedback to come to resolution on complex issues
  • implement strategic level objectives into tactical level plans and facilitate plan execution

The Benefits/Perks You’ll Enjoy

  • 100% Coverage of health, vision, and dental insurance premiums 
  • 401(k) with generous matching (immediate vesting)
  • Stock option, restricted stock unit (RSUs) and employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) programs
  • Two one-week paid company closures (summer and winter) 
  • Flexible vacation/sick leave
  • Generous paid parental leave (including adoptive)
  • Onsite daycare facility*
  • Commuter benefit and vehicle parking to ease your commute* 
  • Complimentary chef-prepared lunches and well-stocked snack bars* 
  • Monthly fitness/wellness stipend 
  • One-of-a-kind 100,000 square foot headquarters complete with a 70-foot climbing wall, showers, lockers, and bike parking*

*Subject to change for remote-based employees during the COVID-19 pandemic


More About Us 

Recursion is a clinical-stage biotechnology company decoding biology by integrating technological innovations across biology, chemistry, automation, data science, and engineering, with the goal of radically improving the lives of patients and industrializing drug discovery. Central to our mission is the Recursion Operating System, or Recursion OS, that combines an advanced infrastructure layer to generate what we believe is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing proprietary biological and chemical datasets and the Recursion Map, a suite of custom software, algorithms, and machine learning tools that we use to explore foundational biology unconstrained by human bias and navigate to new biological insights which may accelerate our programs. We are a biotechnology company scaling more like a technology company. Recursion is proudly headquartered in Salt Lake City. 

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Recursion is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.