900+ clinical trials! That is why gene therapies are transforming the practice of medicine. As an Associate Director and Biologics Project Manager at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Center's (NIBR) Biologics Center (NBC) you will have an opportunity to be at the cutting edge, leading discovery and early development of innovative medicines that can improve lives of patients.
NBC builds the biologics pipeline of Novartis in collaboration with NIBR Disease Areas (DAs) and Platforms via a breadth of technologies for discovery of antibody-, protein-, RNA-, cell- and gene therapy-based therapeutics.
We are seeking a highly motivated scientist and leader to join the Project and Portfolio Management at our Cambridge, Massachusetts site. We are looking for experience in early research project management in the field of cell- and gene-therapies, with an emphasis on AAV and CART. Our group is driving successful execution of a wide range of biologics projects. This starts with early strategic and operational discussions on drug candidate generation, assembly of internal teams, and includes technical leadership of early process development and the develop-ability assessment of candidate compounds. You will be reporting to the Head of NBC's Project and Portfolio Management.
What you'll be doing (key responsibilities, but not limited to): * Work collaboratively with cross-functional and multidisciplinary teams, spanning multiple global sites to discover and develop effective and efficient AAV and lentiviral therapies. * Build and co-lead effective internal NBC teams of experimental scientists. Seek technical and operational input from key NBC / NIBR / Novartis stakeholders to build the project execution plan. Track and oversee projects by maintaining an overview of the project activities, goals, timelines, and commitments of project teams, in line with strategic priorities. Lead and optimize project plans and resource/task assignments, with the aim to lead/mitigate risks. * Lead early process development efforts. * Network with DAs and downstream development partners to bring lead candidates towards full development. Lead in a matrix by influencing and effectively facilitating cross-functional decision making. * Responsible for the project from initiation, handover to technical development. * Support teams in preparation and presentation at governance boards. * Lead day-to-day team communication, report project progress to key stakeholders and escalate concerns if necessary. * Represent NBC at multiple cross-functional teams and/or project management / portfolio-related initiatives around portfolio strategies and operational process improvement.
Why consider Novartis? 799 million. That's how many lives our products touch. And while we're proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people's lives?
We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you're given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you're empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you're surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world's toughest medical challenges.
Imagine what you could do at Novartis!
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