Location: South San Francisco, California, United States
The Associate Project Manager will build and leverage strong working relationships with internal teams and external vendors to ensure cost, quality, and delivery targets are met.
Key Responsibilities include:
Act as the HBV program lead interface with finance and legal to track and maintain contracts execution status (MSAs and scopes of work including timelines, quality agreements where applicable, purchase orders) for work required to meet the development plans associated with HBV compounds in development
Assist/ support functional subject matter expert (SME) with vendor meetings and ensure services provided by contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) are in alignment with the agreed scope, cost and timeline; as guided by SME, engage with vendor BD and vendor project management
Assist in development core team and Portfolio management meeting agendas development and preparations
Responsible for sub-team meeting project administration duties including meeting agendas, meeting output scribe for actions, issues and decisions.
Track actions, issues and decisions across the responsible teams
Support the development and management of HBV development project plans to support program objectives.
Interface with QA for vendor qualification and quality agreements
Utilize relevant project management tool software applications to develop data to manage projects
Review projects to ensure projects are on time and within budget
Support the preparation of progress reports, standardized reporting procedures and the monitoring of overall project performance
Assist in the preparation of executive of exceptions on projects, inclusive of task and or deliverables that are behind schedule, task that are competing for the same resources, conflicting priorities and exemplary performance etc. for the executive review
Communicate and publish plans to appropriate involved individuals to ensure each person understands the overall scope of the project and when tasks are required to be begun or completed
bachelor’s degree in science
5+ years biotechnology / pharmaceutical industry experience including direct experience in outsourcing, project planning and management
Must be proficient with spreadsheets, presentation and project-management software (Microsoft Project)
Demonstrate knowledge of project management, with hands on experience and proficiency using project management tools and scheduling systems
Experience in creating project schedules to include an understanding of networks and interdependencies specific to drug development scope
Capable of developing project charters
Good time management skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to work independently as well in a cross functional environment
Must be a team player and demonstrate teamwork approach to performance
Analytical ability and problem-solving skills
Ability to remain calm and productive in a high-pressure environment
Strong analytical/problem-solving skills and the ability to understand complex issues
Possess a strong data driven, analytical approach
Attention to detail
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Project Management certification and or training preferred
About Assembly Bio
Assembly Biosciences (NASDAQ: ASMB) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing innovative therapeutics targeting hepatitis B virus (HBV) and diseases associated with the microbiome. The HBV program is focused on advancing a new class of potent, oral core inhibitors that have the potential to increase cure rates for chronically infected patients. The microbiome program is developing novel oral live microbial biotherapeutic candidates with Assembly’s fully integrated platform, including a robust process for strain identification and selection, GMP banking and production, and targeted delivery to the lower gastrointestinal tract with the GEMICEL® technology. We pride ourselves on creating a culture and work environment that is scientifically driven, ambitious, and collaborative. We encourage diversity of thought that leads to great innovation and are looking to add to our dynamic team great people who are driven to transform the lives of patients.
We believe our Microbiome platform represents a best in class approach to developing biopharmaceutical agents from live biotherapeutic products. ABI-M201, our lead program in mildly to moderately active ulcerative colitis (UC), is currently in a phase 1b clinical trial. This program is part of a broader collaboration we established with Allergan in 2017 for gastrointestinal programs such as UC, Crohn’s disease and Irritable Bowel Syndromes. Our internal pipeline comprises first in class or best in class live microbial biotherapeutic approaches in areas such as oncology, immune mediated and metabolic disorders, and other areas of high medical need.
Assembly is headquartered in Carmel, Indiana, while the R&D headquarters is in South San Francisco. The Company also has a microbiome manufacturing facility in Groton, CT, and offices in China. Assembly has a strong balance sheet having raised approximately $166 million in July 2018. We are positioned well to build the next phase of the Company toward global development and commercialization of our innovative medicines in HBV-cure and the Microbiome.
Assembly Biosciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.