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Project Manager - R&D Strategic Initiatives New Jersey

Company: USDM Life Sciences
Location: Cranbury
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: Project Manager - R&D Strategic Initiatives Job Function: Project Manager Location: Plainsboro, NJ - Hybrid

USDM Life Sciences is a premier consulting company with 20+ years of experience assisting heavily regulated biotech, medical device, and pharmaceutical companies with their GxP technologies to accelerate growth. Our deep domain knowledge and technology expertise in life sciences business processes are what sets us apart. From strategy to implementation and adoption, we have delivered thousands of GxP projects globally.

As part of the USDM team, you have the opportunity to work with cutting edge technologies through our many partnerships with companies like Microsoft, Google, Oracle, DocuSign, Box, and many more. From molecule to market, you will help connect technology, people, and data in new ways to generate real-time insights to improve business outcomes for USDM's clients. Are you ready to make an impact and drive real digital transformation in life sciences?

Founded in Santa Barbara in 1999, USDM has grown to a progressive, global company with 300+ remote employees and offices throughout the US, Canada, and Germany.

Nature and Scope of Job

We are seeking a strong Project Manager to join our team.

Primary Responsibilities

Manage projects in Development ensuring adherence to timelines, budget, and quality standards.
Bridge and collaborate with cross-functional teams (incl. external partners where relevant), to define project objectives, deliverables, and milestones.
Work with the cross-functional project teams to drive progress and deliverables - hands on when needed.
Monitor and analyze project progress, proactively identify risks and challenges, and develop strategies to mitigate them while ensuring key stakeholders are informed.
Drive meetings, develop agendas, communicate meeting outcomes and track actions until completion.
Prepare project reports, presentations to stakeholders.
Foster a collaborative and inclusive work environment, promoting effective communication and teamwork among project team members.
Be objective sparing partner to team members during solutioning and troubleshooting.

Additional Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned.


Minimum of 5 years of experience in R&D within the pharmaceutical/biotech industry.
Proven track record in project management, demonstrating the ability to effectively plan, execute, and deliver complex research projects.
Strong leadership skills with experience in leading teams, coordinating activities, and managing project resources.
Excellent stakeholder, communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams.
Innovative and strategic mindset, results oriented and with an eye towards the bigger picture.
Detail-oriented and organized, with the ability to prioritize tasks and handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
Demonstrated problem-solving abilities and critical thinking skills.
Familiarity with regulatory guidelines in development (preferred).

Education & Certifications

Master's degree in a relevant field (preferred), such as Pharmaceutical science, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or a related discipline.

Working Conditions

The working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job, and are not meant to be all inclusive. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job.

Unless reasonable accommodations can be made, while performing this job the staff member shall:

Prolonged periods of sitting or standing at a desk and working on a computer in an environmentally controlled home office environment.
Operate other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, scanner, or printer.
Frequently communicate with stakeholders via telephone, email, or instant message. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
Travel to client site for onsite work as needed.

Equal Opportunity Statement

USDM Life Sciences is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


This job description is intended to describe the general nature and the level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. USDM Life Sciences reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

Keywords: USDM Life Sciences, East Brunswick , Project Manager - R&D Strategic Initiatives New Jersey, Executive , Cranbury, New Jersey

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