Apr 01, 2022

Job Description

More than 8 million lives are lost every year to infectious and tropical diseases. Within the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), the Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases (NITD) situated in the San Francisco Bay Area is dedicated to finding new therapies to treat and prevent a range of noncommunicable and infectious conditions, with an emphasis on global health diseases. With full access to NIBR know-how, NITD has a highly collaborative culture and maintains close links with academic centers of excellence and a broad range of philanthropic and governmental organizations around the globe (e.g., Wellcome Trust, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Medicines for Malaria Venture, Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative and NIH). NITD is renowned for applying cutting-edge technologies to the discovery of high-quality clinical candidates for the treatment of global health diseases.

Your responsibilities:

The successful candidate is a project manager and drug discovery expert who will work directly with drug discovery teams to define the team strategy, support operational excellence and build high performance team. Our project managers help to drive innovative science and team excellence from target discovery, screening, optimization, candidate selection, IND enabling studies and early clinical studies through phase 2a proof-of-concept (PoC) in humans.

As a project manager your primary responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

 Work with project team leaders and functional leaders to define project strategy, develop and maintain integrated project plans, and manage diverse teams across multiple sites to meet project timelines/goals
 Continuously work to adapt project strategy based on internal and external information
 Ensure that key milestones and go / no go criteria are data driven and clearly defined.
 Make sure project information is accurate and included in the system(s) in a timely matter.
 Communicate project status, issues and options for resolution to ensure optimal and timely information flow to all stakeholders
 Foster effective, proactive and open communication within and across project teams in order to achieve transparency and clarity of program goals, progress and issues
 Work to build and maintain effective and high-performing teams focused on effective cross functional communication, decision-making and resolving issues
 Build trusting and collaborative relationships with external partners and funding agencies. Manage ongoing external partnerships, ensuring alignment of project objectives and deliverables and providing high quality timely project reporting as needed.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum Requirements

What you will bring to the role:

 Previous track record of success in working with and managing global and multidisciplinary drug development teams
 4+ years pharma industry experience
 3+ years of equivalent multi-/cross-functional leadership experience
 Project / program management skills
 Appropriate knowledge in drug development processes
 Education: Doctorate OR equivalent experience in the life sciences and drug discovery

Why consider Novartis?
817 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2018. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment - where you’re given opportunities to explore and be innovative and when you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.
Emeryville, CA
Research & Development
Full Time
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