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Associate Director Research Project Manager

Company: Bayer
Location: Somerville
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

At Bayer were visionaries, driven to solve the worlds toughest challenges and striving for a world where ,Health for all, Hunger for none is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. Were doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining impossible. There are so many reasons to join us. If youre hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, theres only one choice.

Associate Director Research Project Manager

In Bayers Pharmaceuticals division, we focus on researching, developing, and marketing specialty-focused innovative medicines that provide significant clinical benefit and value, primarily in the therapeutic areas of cardiology, oncology, gynecology, hematology and ophthalmology. With our innovative products, we seek to achieve therapeutic benefit for patients, while at the same time satisfying the growing requirements of physicians and health insurers. As one of the leading research-based pharmaceutical companies worldwide, we have nearly 50 ongoing development projects in clinical trials.

The Project Manager (PM) is responsible to manage the execution of several preclinical research projects according to defined criteria under the strategic leadership of a Scientific Project Leader (SPL). The PM may lead defined workstreams in the respective project and supports the establishment of the overall project strategy. The PM supports the Research TAs and management regarding portfolio decisions, facilitates governance committees, and provides oversight of project and portfolio resource spending and of other strategically relevant data. The PM is responsible to support the development, implementation, and maintenance of project and portfolio management systems and quality assurance of key project data.


The primary responsibilities of this role, Associate Director Research Project Manager are to:

Prepare, track and adjust a multi-year project plan, detailing timelines and budget for up to 10 projects between start and entry in development as well as develop a timeline and/or resource-optimized scenarios and align activities in close interaction with other functions accordingly;Support the Scientific Project Leader (SPL) in setting up the (operational) project goals and in servicing preclinical governance with continuous oversight of project status as well as in providing an environment to facilitate the development of high performing teams;Be part of the core team (at least as of start lead optimization) and lead project-related activities and meetings in alignment with the SPL as well as maintain project file storage and prepare agenda and meeting notes for project team meetings;Identify and anticipate issues, e.g. related to project progression, technical challenges, or budget as well as document project progress and status and ensure consistency, correctness, and completeness of project information in the relevant reporting systems;Establish and track project budget and resources (internal or external), be responsible for the quality of the forecasting and management of the budget as well as work closely together with Controlling (forecasting and budget), Procurement (sourcing to CROs and academic labs), Legal (contracting) and other stakeholders in R&D and beyond;Review proposals for project team compositions and suggest changes as well as ensure sufficient and timely flow of information within the project team and build relationships in-and outside of the project team to enhance effective communication;Support the development, implementation, and maintenance of project and portfolio management systems and the quality assurance of key project data;Be responsible seek for process optimization, implementation and compliance and drive communication, knowledge transfer and collaboration within Research and with its stakeholders.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

M.D/Ph.D. in life sciences or equivalent scientific background;Experience in some of the key project-related functions (e.g. Research, Translational Sciences, Clinical Development, CMC) and profound knowledge of the drug discovery process;Experience as cross-functional project leader (m/f/d);Strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills with a collaborative mindset;Excellent communication skills and networking abilities with external and internal stakeholders as well as with people at all levels of the organization;Strong personal drive and curiosity to explore and implement new ways of working;Willingness to embrace change and the ability to effectively work in an international and multicultural environment;Fluent in English, both verbal and written.

Preferred Qualifications:

At least eight years of relevant professional and or academic experience including a pharmaceutical industry R&D track record;Fluent in German, both verbal and written.


Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer.
To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.IMPORTANT NOTE for POTENTIAL US CANDIDATES: Bayer expects its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Bayer active employees are also expected to disclose their vaccination status and if fully vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination status to Occupational Medicine. Bayer defines fully vaccinated in alignment with CDC which is two weeks after completing the two-dose vaccine regimen or two weeks after completing the one-dose regimen. Additionally, Bayer employees are also required to comply with state, local and customer requirements.Location:United States : Massachusetts : CambridgeDivision:PharmaceuticalsReference Code:616201


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