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Director, Program Management, Translational & Quantitative Sciences

Utrecht, Netherlands; Princeton, United States

At Genmab, we’re committed to building extra[not]ordinary futures together, by developing antibody products and pioneering, knock-your-socks-off therapies that change the lives of patients and the future of cancer treatment and serious diseases. From our people who are caring, candid, and impact-driven to our business, which is innovative and rooted in science, we believe that being proudly unique, determined to be our best, and authentic is essential to fulfilling our purpose.

Are you inspired by working in a company with ambitious goals? Our vision is by 2030, Genmab’s knock-your-socks-off “KYSO” antibody medicines are transforming the lives of people with cancer and other serious diseases. To support and execute on Genmab´s vision, we are looking for an experienced Director, Program Management, Translational & Quantitative Sciences to lead and shape the project management efforts for our Translational & Quantitative Sciences (TQS) department. This TQS PM Lead role reports to the VP, Head of Development Program Management.

The TQS Research PM (RPM) team is accountable for managing cross-functional TQS research activities to support Genmab’s products from discovery through clinical development. These activities are primarily driven by scientific leads from Early-/Late-stage Translational Research, Non-Clinical Safety, Diagnostics, Pathology, Translational Medicine Labs, and Data Science and expertise areas. This includes both internally and externally performed research and clinical activities. TQS RPMs ensure effective communication and optimal collaboration in assigned drug development programs, allowing the scientific experts to focus on the science. They create overviews of the required work packages, coordinate TQS scientific governance forums, confirm and inform timeline alignment of both internal and external research activities, and reconcile these to the overall program development timelines.

The TQS PM Lead will manage a team of skilled RPMs to facilitate the project organization for the TQS department. The Director will help organize and manage complex projects. They will provide department overarching overviews and information to the TQS Leadership Team. Furthermore, the TQS PM Lead will be a key contributor in optimization of cross-department and cross-functional processes, working to establish increasingly strong connections between various departments and teams across the Genmab sites (NL, US, DK) to align all deliverables.

Success in this role will require developing strong relationships with TQS Functional Leaders and working in partnership with their teams, as well as Discovery PMs and TQS Business Operations Managers. This is a non-laboratory, management position, requiring excellent interpersonal and writing skills, a high level of organization, diplomacy, focus, ability to work under tight deadlines, and strong affinity with biomedical research and knowledge of how Translational Research, Precision Medicine, Pharmacology, and Toxicology impacts drug development.

Responsibilities

  • Organize, structure, and connect research activities in the Translational & Quantitative Sciences department and ensure alignment with other research departments.

    • Work with Scientific Project leads and department heads to understand the book of work across the TQS departments.

    • Collate an inventory of TQS work packages, including timelines and key deliverables. Monitor progress with your team of RPMs, identify opportunities for efficiency or prioritization, and escalate in a timely manner when objectives may be at risk.

    • Ensure close collaboration with the responsible Scientific Project leads to optimally execute the research activities and facilitate prioritization and decision making.

    • Support prioritization and timeline alignment between TQS research departments.

    • Manage cross-functional dependencies and align with internal and external functions for end-to-end integrated project planning.

    • Help to manage the project information, documentation, and team communications.

  • Provide overviews of deliverables, timelines, and risks to the TQS Leadership Team.

  • Create, develop, and iterate formal processes and tools to manage work packages, interdependencies, project resources and budgets, scientific risks, and change management.

  • Connect key stakeholders and optimize processes to improve effectiveness and ensure program success.

  • For external research collaborations, support joint research activities in close collaboration with Alliance Management .

  • Guide scientific project meetings; manage timelines and communication of deliverables towards appropriate governance and scientific forums.

  • Provide leadership to TQS RPMs. Develop the TQS RPM team, recruit new members and represent TQS RPM in relevant forums.

  • Within the Portfolio & Project Management department, actively contribute in building program management tools and capabilities.

Requirements

Education:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required

  • Post-graduate degree in life sciences or engineering is preferred.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in biotech/pharmaceutical R&D with at least 5 years in cross-functional program management in translational research or pharmacology.

  • Proficient in a wide range of project management skills, including maintenance of complex schedules, project budget, change control, cross-team leadership, and risk mitigation.

  • Strong understanding of how biomarkers, precision medicine, pharmacology, and toxicology impact drug development.

  • Line management experience, with keen interest in developing people.

  • Excellent internal/external communication and stakeholder management skills.

  • An experienced leader who is flexible, agile, and results-oriented, with a strong focus on providing structure and organizing while keeping the flexibility of a research organization.

  • "Can-do attitude" and have the necessary resilience and self-motivation required to make a maximum impact.

  • Be able to successfully manage a wide diversity of scientific research projects with various drug mechanisms of action simultaneously.

  • Demonstrated advanced capability with adaptive project management tools and/or enterprise-wide planning software such as Proggio, Microsoft Project, or Planisware and visualization software is preferred.

Location:

  • Hybrid - Princeton, NJ or Utrecht, NL.

Travel:

  • As required to support TQS RPM team.

For US based candidates, the proposed salary band for this position is as follows:

$170,625.00---$284,375.00

The actual salary offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience, and location. Also, certain positions are eligible for additional forms of compensation, such as bonuses.

About You

  • You are passionate about our purpose and genuinely care about our mission to transform the lives of patients through innovative cancer treatment
  • You bring rigor and excellence to all that you do. You are a fierce believer in our rooted-in-science approach to problem-solving
  • You are a generous collaborator who can work in teams with diverse backgrounds
  • You are determined to do and be your best and take pride in enabling the best work of others on the team
  • You are not afraid to grapple with the unknown and be innovative
  • You have experience working in a fast-growing, dynamic company (or a strong desire to)
  • You work hard and are not afraid to have a little fun while you do so

Locations

Genmab leverages the effectiveness of an agile working environment, when possible, for the betterment of employee work-life balance. Our offices are designed as open, community-based spaces that work to connect employees while being immersed in our state-of-the-art laboratories. Whether you’re in one of our collaboratively designed office spaces or working remotely, we thrive on connecting with each other to innovate.

About Genmab

Genmab is an international biotechnology company with a core purpose guiding its unstoppable team to strive towards improving the lives of patients through innovative and differentiated antibody therapeutics. For more than 20 years, its passionate, innovative and collaborative team has invented next-generation antibody technology platforms and leveraged translational research and data sciences, which has resulted in a proprietary pipeline including bispecific T-cell engagers, next-generation immune checkpoint modulators, effector function enhanced antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates. To help develop and deliver novel antibody therapies to patients, Genmab has formed 20+ strategic partnerships with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. By 2030, Genmab’s vision is to transform the lives of people with cancer and other serious diseases with Knock-Your-Socks-Off (KYSO™) antibody medicines.

Established in 1999, Genmab is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark with locations in Utrecht, the Netherlands, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S. and Tokyo, Japan.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

We are committed to fostering workplace diversity at all levels of the company and we believe it is essential for our continued success. No applicant shall be discriminated against or treated unfairly because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Learn more about our commitments on our website .

Genmab is committed to protecting your personal data and privacy. Please see our privacy policy for handling your data in connection with your application on our website https://www.genmab.com/privacy .

Please note that if you are applying for a position in the Netherlands, Genmab’s policy for all permanently budgeted hires in NL is initially to offer a fixed-term employment contract for a year, if the employee performs well and if the business conditions do not change, renewal for an indefinite term may be considered after the fixed-term employment contract.

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