Deerfield Management Companies

Project Manager/Senior Project Manager

Job Locations US-CA-San Diego
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(8/20/2021 9:49 AM)
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AlivaMab Discovery Services is currently looking for an outstanding Project Manager to be located in San Diego, CA.

AlivaMab Discovery Services (ADS) is headquartered in San Diego offering human therapeutic antibody discovery services using Ablexis’ AlivaMab® Mouse platform technology.  AlivaMab Mouse provides unparalleled benefits that enable the discovery of next generation, break through antibody drugs for patients.

ADS is looking for a Project Manager to focus on custom therapeutic antibody projects. You will be in a partner facing position that works closely with project leaders and cross-functional teams to develop integrated project plans and manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs.  This role does not include direct supervisory responsibilities, but demonstrated ability and motivation may include them as ADS continues to grow.  You will help drive cross-functional internal/external project team activities and report to the Senior Manager, Discovery Operations and Project Management.

Led by personnel with combined decades of experience in therapeutic antibody drug discovery and development, AlivaMab Discovery Services is expanding its services in therapeutic antibody drug discovery in support of the biotech and pharma communities. You will be a key contributor in a team dedicated to delivering best-in-class therapeutic antibody candidates that will improve outcomes for patients.


Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Establish and maintain functionally integrated project timelines to enable accurate project, financial and portfolio analyses for business planning processes
  • Manage a portfolio of multiple projects simultaneously and accurately
  • Facilitate project team meetings and follow up on any issues, risks or action items identified. Help drive cross-functional communication and decision-making, ensuring alignment with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Partner with the team leader to facilitate, coordinate, and track activities required to ensure the project is completed on time
  • Manage the ADS resource tracking and reporting program. Maintain and report on core functions and systems for ADS project and resource management.
  • Communicate project status and issues to the management and other stakeholders through meetings and key documents (program timelines, KPIs, dashboards, etc.)
  • Generate invoices against partner contracts and interface with team to ensure accuracy against timelines and contracts.



  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher, preferably in Life Sciences
  • 3+ years of experience in Biotech/Pharma or CRO and 2+ years in Project Management.
  • Proficiency with project management processes, tools, and methodology to manage project timelines and resources
  • Partner-oriented, meticulous, and adaptive. Must be able to work with multiple stakeholders on multiple projects with overlapping timelines. Needs to be able to quickly digest and prioritize information without jeopardizing the deadline.
  • Ability to summarize complex information into simple concepts for broad communication to project teams as well as for management status reports
  • Attention to detail and proactive with excellent follow through
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (strong Excel and PowerPoint slide building skills) and familiarity with project planning tools (SmartSheet preferred but others acceptable).
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Training or Certification would be a plus
  • Experience with contract review and management would be a plus

A flexible hybrid schedule is available to this role, including remote work a few days a week. 


AlivaMab Discovery Services provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to religion, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, alienage or citizenship status, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.






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