Project Manager Pharmaceutical Research And Development Scientist


San Francisco, CA

Industry: Healthcare


8 - 10 years

Posted 70 days ago

  by    Jack Lynch

This job is no longer available.

If you are a high-energy, results-oriented pharmaceutical R&D Scientist with strong leadership skills and experience in drug product development and team leadership, we want to talk to you! We seek someone who has experience and knowledge of drug discovery, drug development and preclinical studies.

Our company is a project management consulting firm that advises on and executes companies' most complex initiatives. Headquartered in Chicago with offices in Boston, Parsippany, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Los Angeles and San Francisco, We have led more than 4,000 projects for over 350 clients in the United States and across continents. Our clientele ranges from Fortune 100 companies to startups. In 2016, we were recognized as one of Forbes magazine's 25 Best Small Companies in America. In addition, we have been named a "Best Workplace" for eight consecutive years by the Great Place to Work Institute.

Our Project Management Consultants are our full-time employees. They are our most important asset and the competitive advantage that sets us apart from the rest. 


You will be experienced in leadership, accountable for overall project implementation, and will work with clients in the pharmaceutical and other life sciences industries.

As a Project Management Consultant, your primary goals and focus will be to:

  • Integrate into client environment to effectively lead project teams while building positive professional relationships with clients and associates.
  • Define project objectives, requirements, and assumptions necessary to structure a project or activity. 
  • Plan, schedule, and control project activities to fulfill objectives and satisfy project requirements.
  • Develop and drive integrated project plans, aligning project tactics with project strategy.
  • Establish, maintain, and lead high performance project teams, serving as the project advocate within the client organization. Lead, coordinate, facilitate, and motivate all associated project resources to gain alignment on project goals and deliverables.
  • Lead risk management within project teams, ensuring risks have appropriate mitigation and contingency plans.
  • Manage projects within established scope, schedule, and budget while meeting and exceeding our project management standards.
  • Develop and document high-level strategies for accomplishing specific project objectives.
  • Facilitate and lead effective project meetings, manage change and conflict, and develop resource planning estimates to manage project workload and productivity.


The ideal candidate for this Project Management Consultant position will possess the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in a science or engineering discipline. Advanced degrees are a plus.
  • 8-10+ years of pharmaceutical industry experience in drug discovery, drug development and preclinical studies.
  • 1+ years of team leadership experience.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills to effectively communicate and build relationships with a broad spectrum of audiences at all organizational levels.
  • Sound technical aptitude and proven ability to grasp general knowledge of multiple disciplines and technologies with superior computer usage skills.
  • Strong competencies in planning and organization with the ability to lead multiple activities and resources while maintaining a focus on quality.
  • Solid analytical and strategic capabilities and business acumen along with demonstrated work ethic, integrity, and professional conduct and appearance.
  • Ability to produce and present clear, concise, and professionally written communications and presentations.


Base salary commensurate with experience and designed to attract the best and brightest in the industry

Relocation assistance

Interview travel expense assistance


100% employer-paid family health, dental, and life insurance coverage

Paid vacation, holiday and sick time

401(k) matching

Annual performance bonus potential

Business development incentives

Bench time in between projects dedicated to personal and professional development

Formal new hire orientation to position you for success

Paid training and certification

Quarterly Social Events

Cell phone reimbursement

Full-time employment with a growth company whose management is committed to job stability