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Senior Project Manager, Oncology

AbCellera Biologics

AbCellera Biologics

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Saturday, October 22, 2022

AbCellera is a young, energetic, and rapidly growing biotech company with an amazing team that searches, decodes, and analyzes natural immune systems to find antibodies that can be developed into drugs to prevent and treat disease. 

We’re looking for a Senior Project Manager to lead a portfolio of projects that span our tech stack, from discovery to pre-clinical and clinical development. The successful candidate will work with our scientists, partners and collaborators to push the frontiers of science as we expand our tech stack and solve challenging problems in biology. Our ideal candidate is someone with demonstrated experience in managing complex, large-scale research portfolios, partnering with scientific experts to lead cross-functional teams; who is able to find harmony between waterfall, agile and hybrid work styles; who enjoys finding creative solutions to unexpected challenges and competing priorities; and who takes pride in the accomplishments of the team. If you’re self-motivated, supremely organized, a team builder, and you thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, we’d love to hear from you. 

How you might spend your days:

  • Managing a portfolio of projects that span our tech stack; from preclinical to clinical development and within the oncology space 
  • Managing project proposals or work plan development; working with project teams to define project plans, objectives, budgets, milestones, timelines
  • Coordinating the launch of new projects, accounting for resources and alignment with the strategic corporate plan
  • Facilitating seamless collaboration between teams who work in the lab, in informatics, in software development, in translational biology and pre-clinical development, and in CMC and GMP manufacturing
  • Monitoring, analyzing and reporting on project progress and expenses
  • Performing risk assessments and developing mitigation strategies
  • Managing changes to project plans and the portfolio in an iterative and adaptive way, and within the constraints of scope, time, quality and cost 
  • Developing and improving project & portfolio management processes and guidelines
  • Facilitating project meetings, internal and with partners
  • Working with the Business Development, Finance, Operations, Legal and other teams as required
  • Closing out completed projects, identifying lessons learned and implementing process improvements based on these learnings
  • Mentoring and building team of high-performing project managers and coordinators

We’d love to hear from you if:

  • You have an M.Sc, Ph.D or equivalent in a STEM-related field, preferred background in oncology and/or immunology 
  • You have at least 8 years’ project management experience in the biotech industry or in an academic research environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • You are friendly and personable with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • You have excellent organizational skills with impeccable attention to detail 
  • You are adaptable, and have the critical thinking and analytical skills to respond to rapidly changing priorities
  • You love to solve problems both big and small, and have a can-do attitude
  • You’re creative & flexible in your application of project management processes to research 
  • You have demonstrated leadership skills, and love to find and make connections for synergy

Offers & benefits:

  • The opportunity to work with an inspired team on challenging problems that matter
  • An attractive compensation package, including health and lifestyle benefits
  • A minimum of 3 weeks’ vacation
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development

About AbCellera:

At AbCellera, we find the next generation of therapeutic antibodies. To succeed, we create innovative solutions for our partners - combining custom antigen preparation and immunizations, microfluidics, high-throughput imaging, genomics, computation, machine learning and laboratory automation - leaving no stone unturned and revolutionizing how scientists can explore natural antibody diversity and the scale at which they can do it. You’ll join a diverse and multi-disciplinary team of biologists, biochemists, engineers, bioinformaticians, computer scientists and physicists - all working together to bring better therapies to patients. This is life-changing research and you could be a part of it.

We’re a growing company with state-of-the-art discovery tools and the drive to be the best in the industry. This isn’t just about having the best technology. We know we need a world-class team of innovators working together to solve the toughest problems. We look for people with drive and energy. Idealists. People we love and people we trust. This may be unconventional, but it is the key to our success. We’re looking for someone like you to support and organize our efforts along the way.

To Apply:

Please submit your application through our website and refer to Job ID 220071 in your cover letter. We apologize in advance, but we receive a large volume of applications and are only able to contact those who are selected for an interview.