Achieva Group Ltd

Research Project and Operations Manager

CHF80 - CHF86 per hour
08 Apr 2021
08 May 2021
Sophie Fosh
Clinical Research
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Our global pharmaceutical client has a vacancy for a Research Project and Operations Manager.
Our client is looking for candidates based in Switzerland/ EU.
This is an initial 12-month full time contract.

The Position
We are looking for an optimistic and energetic team player who can engage in positive and productive interactions with highly diverse R&D teams and partner functions. You will apply your Project Management, operational and finance expertise to support the Research Project Leaders and other team members in a number of drug discovery project teams, becoming a critical pillar to sustain key R&D projects in organizational and resourcing matters. This position is for a person who deeply cares for people and projects’ success.

Perfect Candidate:
The perfect candidate is someone with a scientific education (PhDs) and at least a first industry experience working in project management. We would like this candidate to have an experience working in a lab, ideally as lab manager. This person will working alongside Research Project Leaders to help them and support them on project management. This role will also require a lot of data entry and data maintenance work on a newly launched platform, keeping track on various project and milestones. Therefore, we need someone with an affinity with software use and ability to learn quickly his or her way around new platforms.

Please note this position is an operational role focused on project coordination and management. This is not a research position. We still need a scientific profile that understands how research works however to ensure a good collaboration with the researchers.

Tasks & Responsibilities:
• Be the Research Project Manager in charge for assigned drug discovery projects, starting at Target Assessment, and until entry into Early Development.
• Prepare project plans in alignment with the project team members.
• Maintain and update project plans in the internal planning, tracking and information systems.

Must haves:
• Scientific education (PhD preferred, Master considered). Post Doc are considered if not for too long after graduation (e.g 3/4 years post-graduation) (****)
• Industry experience, hands-on knowledge of the drug discovery process (****)
• Experience working in a lab, preferably as lab manager (****)
• Around 5 & maximum 10 years of experience (combining research, lab experience & industry experience) (****)
• Experience as Project Manager in matrix environments, taking responsibility of R&D projects and supporting complex cross-functional project teams. (**)
• Experience in implementing, coordinating and improving processes. Capacity to organize, structure and drive project implementation activities.
• Demonstrated creative thinking and strong analytical skills with an open mindset that is service oriented and a strong ability to work independently.
• Proven adaptability and positive attitude toward changing requests and environments.
• A flexible and team oriented mindset, focused on a common vision.

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