Contract Project Management Specialist – Research Operations

  • Location: Columbus, OH
  • Type: Contract To Hire
  • Job #38682

The Project Management Specialist is responsible for tracking clinical, nonclinical and/or general GTCOE operational projects supporting multiple programs and therapeutic modalities; in addition, the position assists in generating reports, creating visuals for presentations, and facilitating meetings related to project statuses, resource allocation, prioritization of activities, and short and long-term project planning.

This position will work closely with cross-functional teams (including scientific subject matter experts, immunology, translational biology, vivarium operations, program management, and others) to ensure delivery of activities enabling specific projects/programs meet critical deadlines. They will be responsible for creation of project plans, identifying and tracking critical path/activities, risks, contingencies, and alternatives. They will proactively manage daily program/project management activities, including schedule development by function and integration across projects and programs, communication, status reporting, and resource planning. Strong organizational skills, adaptability, effective and clear communication, and the ability to balance competing priorities is critical.



  • Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Serve as project manager for managing nonclinical and clinical projects conducted at GTCOE or external vendors, working with key functional leads to confirm resource needs and timing for each activity across programs/modalities
  • Provides excellent cross-functional communication to enable Sarepta internal and external teams to meet aligned goals and improve decision-making and prioritization of key resources
  • Tracks and maintains detailed, accurate data related to a variety of ongoing and planned nonclinical and clinical study activities and/or research operations projects
  • Develops and maintains detailed project milestones and timelines, proactively identify and prioritize risks, and develop and monitor risk mitigation/contingency plans. Report on program progress/change and elevation of issues/delays, as appropriate, to management
  • Proactively identifies opportunities for improvement to team effectiveness, processes, communication and/or project outcomes
  • Develop familiarity with technical assays and/or specialized processes within each functional group to be able to create detailed project plans and understand timing and resource constraints and critical path
  • Leads or facilitates meetings related to ongoing projects and assists in meeting material preparation and dissemination of meeting agendas and meeting summaries

    Desired Education and Skills: 

  • BS or MS in technical discipline, Advanced degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and/or healthcare industry
  • Prefer prior experience working in basic or translational research and/or project management within these areas
  • Experience in a GLP or GCLP regulated environment preferred.
  • Good attention to detail, familiarity with basic project management tools, and ability to effectively manage multiple projects/priorities and work collaboratively with a cross-functional team
  • Experience with drug development and laboratory operations. Self-directed individual who is able to work independently with limited direction while working successfully in a cross-functional environment.
  • Self-motivated individual with ability to work at moderate degree of independence with some direction
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Fluency with standard computer software packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, etc.).  Experience with Workfront project management software is preferred.
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