Program Manager - Life Science

Caprion - Montréal, QC (4 months ago)

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Position Summary

Caprion is seeking a Program Manager to organize and coordinate scientific programs. The Program Manager provides strategic guidance to teams and Principal Scientists to align with the company's objectives.

Main Responsibilities

Provides support at the project-level activity to ensure the program goals are met by providing a decision-making capacity that cannot be achieved at project level;
Provides the Principal Scientists with a program perspective when required, or as a sounding board for ideas and approaches to solving project issues that have program impacts;
Monitors overall project objectives, milestones and timetables for achieving intermediate and overall project goals;
Identifies and manages cross-project dependencies and provides support in prioritizing projects when needed;
Sets review dates to ensure that projects remain on target;
Proactively assesses program performance; Will coordinate and monitor progress across all projects and establish a formal reporting structure for overall program progress;
Develops and monitors deadlines and budgets overall for program milestones;
Resolves issues and initiates appropriate corrective actions (or interventions) wherever gaps in the program are identified;
Performs tracking of deliverables in conjunction with client and internal customers;
Conducts ongoing teleconferences with the client, managing the agenda and meeting minutes;
Provides timely notification to all appropriate parties with deviations from timelines and/or deliverables;
Conducts regular communication with team members, formal and informal, regarding study status or any other changes;
Performs capacity planning for upcoming programs (as well as projects).

MSc in life science

Main Requirements

Minimum of 5 to 8 years of experience in a CRO or in biotechnology as a Project Manager;
Excellent multitasking and tracking skills;
Effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills;
Ability to find ways of solving or pre-empting problems;
Knowledge of proteomics and/or the immune monitoring field;
Knowledge of industry standards for the conduct of analytical studies;
Knowledge of regulatory requirements for the conduct of analytical studies in support of clinical trials (exploratory vs secondary/primary endpoints);
Ability to create a sense of community amongst the members of the project teams;
Excellent knowledge of project management and budgeting;
Sufficient seniority and credibility to advise project teams on their projects in relation to the program;
Proficiency with MS Project and Excel;