Project Manager I/II (Preclinical) ps

Adverum is looking for a Project Manager I/II to join our team in our Redwood City office to help lead our programs into the clinic.  A successful candidate possesses excellent project, people management skills and can manage our current and future pipeline programs through major milestones from early discovery to the IND stage. This position reports into the Associate Director, Scientific Program Management.

The successful candidate will focus on project management across all Preclinical and Research programs as well as managing cross functional dependencies and milestone integration across various functions of the organization - CMC, Assay Development, QA/QC, Legal, Finance etc.  She/He has a strong track-record of drug development experience and a proven ability to balance the strategic needs of the projects/programs with tactical day-to-day activities as necessary.   

What you'll do:
  • Facilitate cross-functional project team meetings using meeting management best practices to drive cross-functional communication, timely and effective decision-making, and successful execution of project objectives across multiple projects
  • Set meeting agenda, run meeting efficiently, capture action items and track open action items with appropriate follow ups
  • Proactively identify, prioritize project opportunities and risks; develop, monitor action plans to mitigate risks
  • Identify and communicate inter-dependencies, critical path activities
  • Develop and maintain integrated, cross-functional project plans, timelines, Gannt charts that are aligned with cross functional stakeholders
  • Works closely with project leads and department heads to progress programs through inflection points and milestones
  • Assist with budget, resource planning, BOD slides, publications, IND planning and execution

About you:
  • BS/BA in scientific field (molecular biology, pharmacology, biochemistry, translational science, or other life science discipline; Master’s degree a big plus
  • PMP Certification a plus
  • 5+ years overall experience in drug development (can include experience with bench science, CMC, preclinical development, etc.) with a minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in the biopharmaceutical industry as a Project Manager
  • Ability to serve as the single point PM managing all Preclinical and Research programs supporting all phases of development from POC to IND submission
  • Strong understanding of drug development process for complex biologics essential, including clinical and non-clinical study design and execution etc. Gene therapy exposure is a plus
  • Outstanding communication, planning and organizational skills
  • Successful track record of creating and managing accurate project plans and timelines with the use of software including MS project, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel 

About Us
Adverum is a clinical-stage gene therapy company targeting unmet medical needs in ophthalmology and rare diseases. Adverum develops gene therapy product candidates designed to provide durable efficacy by inducing sustained expression of a therapeutic protein. Adverum’s core capabilities include clinical development, novel vector discovery and in-house manufacturing expertise, specifically in scalable process development, assay development, and current Good Manufacturing Practices quality control.

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