Project Director - Biotechnology

Posted 02 March 2023
Salary Competitive
LocationLower Austria
Job type Full Time
Discipline Life Science Consulting
Contact NameRumman Ahmed

Job description

​Mantell Associates is partnered with a dynamic and innovative privately held biotech, dedicated to the vision that their products will deliver valuable medicines to patients in need.

This company are active in the development of innovative active pharmaceutical ingredients with international partners, currently with 3 separate products in pre-clinical trial. They are looking to strengthen their small dynamic team and are seeking a Project Director. This position offers the possibility to work and grow within a challenging, flat-hierarchy environment and to participate in the development of novel drugs as therapeutic options for unmet serious diseases.

Project Director Responsibilities:

  • Leadership in strategic planning, resourcing, execution, oversight, and reporting of complex and multi-partite programs, including cooperation projects and sub-projects

  • Leads and coordinates interdisciplinary research, clinical, regulatory, and CMC teams from discovery through clinical development

  • Ensuring the definition and adherence to timelines and achievement of goals within the financial and resources framework

  • Successfully engage with key stakeholders to ensure the achievement of project objectives and pro-gram execution

  • Identify and manage interdependencies and interfaces between departments and ensure integration and alignment

  • Ensure expertise sharing among research and development teams and governance committees

  • Liaison and negotiation lead between CMC strategy, scientific biology work, and program execution

  • Ongoing quality management and optimization of project contents and structures

  • Reporting program progress, performance, trends, and expectations

  • Forecast and management of resources. Evaluation and optimization of resource utilization

  • Finance tracking, evaluation, and management of complex projects

  • Acting as the central interface and counterpart for both internal and external project managers and therapeutic/business area management

Project Director Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Biology, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, or Biotechnology, or an equivalent qualification

  • Experience in oncology, virology, and/or rare diseases

  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in managing complex projects and project structures at a pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical company, preferably in the R&D and CMC sector

  • Knowledge of the GxP environment

  • Understanding of regulatory requirements for clinical trials (early phase)

  • Knowledge of project planning and management tools

  • A talent for organizing and a very hands-on approach

  • Assertiveness and excellent communication skills at various levels

  • Excellent command of (spoken and written) English

  • Ability to systematically perform activities in a timely and accurate manner

  • A committed team player who can cope with pressure

Mantell Associates is a specialist Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences headhunting firm. For more information get in contact with Rumman Ahmed on +44 203 3854 7700 or