POSITION OBJECTIVE: In this role, you will be responsible for coordination of multi-disciplinary projects for the Athenex Advanced Cell Therapy (AACT) team and program. Key duties include managing the overall portfolio, developing project plans and strategy, developing and managing timelines, identifying and responding to critical path barriers, identifying risks and creating contingency plans, and preparing progress reports.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • Active communication and collaboration with other working groups, including Regulatory, CMC, Clinical, Logistics, and Quality.
  • Develop, implement, and refine key metrics for CMOs, vendors, and other partners.
  • Define project requirements, scope, and objectives.
  • Track resource utilization across projects and initiatives.
  • Track project performance (e.g. short and long term goals).
  • Supervise current projects and coordinate all team members to keep workflow on track.
  • Manage team meetings, including the scheduling of meetings, the preparation of agendas, the development of meeting minutes, and the follow up on action items.
  • Develop integrated timelines and ensure alignment with program objectives and priorities.
  • Track timelines to ensure that deliverables are completed on time and according to standard.
  • Ensure adherence to applicable project budgets.
  • Work with team to identify program risks and develop contingency plans.
  • Develop critical path analyses to understand risks and opportunities within project timelines.
  • Prepare routine status reports and communicate project status to stakeholders.
  • Manage contracts and relationships with outside vendors and CDMOs.
  • Facilitate document management and control.
  • Provides input, into hiring, performance management, training, and other activities related to leading project team members across functional areas.
  • May perform other duties as assigned

Required Education & Experience

  • PhD Degree with 2+ years’ experience in biotechnology/life sciences project management; candidates with a Masters degree and 3+ years experience in biotechnology/life sciences project management or a Bachelors degree and 5+ years of experience in biotechnology/life sciences project management may also be considered for this role
  • Experience working with vendors and/or CMOs (contract management, timeline management, and conflict resolution)
  • Experience operating in GMP lab environment with cell therapy products.
  • Experience with regulatory filings, ex. INDs, pertaining to drug products.
  • Must be competent in project management tools such as MS Project.

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.
  • Must be able to interact and communicate effectively at all levels of the company.

Working Conditions:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Occasional domestic travel may be required


Athenex is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. 

Athenex is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please notify HR and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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