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Senior Project Manager

Rockville, Maryland, United States

Senior Project Manager

Join a pioneering biotech with a collegial atmosphere and a passion for harnessing every individual’s unique set of skills in our fight against disease.

At Immunocore, we have a vision to transform the way we understand and treat the most challenging medical conditions of our time, including cancer, autoimmune disorders and infection. In January 2022, in the U.S., we launched the world’s first T-cell receptor therapy, built on a novel technology designed to overcome the limitations of our natural immune systems.

Joining us at the most exciting time in our history, you will be part of a team that values trust and innovation, and that cherishes different ways of thinking.

This position is located in Conshohocken, PA or Rockville, MD.

The Senior Project Manager (Sr. PM) will assist  the lead-Program Manager (Associate Director or higher) to partner with a Program Leader (PL) to lead cross-functional program teams (PT) for:

  • Strategic and tactical planning of oncology development projects
  • Delivery of projects within scope, budget, and schedule
  • Assessment and management of project risks
  • Communication and support of timely decisions with key stakeholders

This position is responsible for driving cross-functional excellence within PTs:

  • Assists in ensuring the efficient operation of the PT including managing development, monitoring and maintenance of overall project plans, priorities, risk register, and actions, issues, and decisions logs by directly liaising with functional leads and team members.
  • Assists in ensuring alignment across internal departments and external resources on pre-clinical, CMC, clinical, regulatory, and commercial project management- related tasks and issues
  • Tracks performance of project team (e.g., objectives and key results) as well as other key performance indicators and achievement of goals.
  • Reinforces deadlines, ensuring specific goals are set with realistic timeframes, prioritized and then each deliverable is tracked to ensure on-time completion.
  • Works closely with regulatory group to support the preparation of appropriate regulatory submission documentation (e.g., pre-IND, IDE, IND, BLA, MAA).
  • Fosters and promotes stakeholder communication between research, development, commercial, finance, and other business departments (across US and UK offices), with partner alliances coordinating Joint Steering Committee meetings, and to functional area heads, governance bodies, committees.
  • Contributes to continued integration and utilization of standardized project management tools by project team members.
  • Facilitates effective program team meetings and ensures meeting agenda, minutes, action items and team decisions are documented.


Experience & Knowledge

  • Experienced pharmaceutical project manager with a successful track record of delivering overall project results within agreed scope, time, quality, and cost
  • Ability to effectively engage with and influence stakeholders.
  • Intermediate working knowledge of project management tools (e.g., MS Project, Smartsheet, SharePoint, MS Teams) and processes.
  • Project leadership presence including communication skills, conflict management, and constructive challenge.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • A fast learner that leverages core talents and skills rapidly in new and complex environments
  • An analytical thinker who is energized by delving into complex projects.
  • A resourceful problem-solver who seeks out effective and efficient solutions
  • Basic knowledge of drug development process from IND through BLA/NDA submission.
  • Travel may be required 5% of the time.

Education & Qualifications

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree, preferably in life sciences; MBA desirable, but commensurate experience is acceptable
  • 3-5 years of pharmaceutical/biotech industry experience
  • 2+ years' of Project Management experience in a cross-functional development project role
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Project
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills
  • Ability to influence without direct authority
  • Strong emotional intelligence
  • Experience in oncology, a plus
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), a plus


Lead With Science And Discover What Is Within

  • We value Entrepreneurship and Diversity
  • Respect, Trust, and Integrity
  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical benefits, beginning your first day of employment
  • Vision Benefits
  • Fully paid Dental Insurance
  • 20 days’ vacation plus holidays
  • Fully paid Life Insurance and Disability
  • 401(k) with Company Match

Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship, now or in the future, for employment-based work authorization. F-1 visa holders with Optional Practical Training (OPT) who will require H-1B status, TNs or current H-1B visa holders will not be considered. H1-B and green card sponsorship is not available for this position.

Immunocore is an E-Verify employer.   

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