Mapp Biopharmaceutical
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Full Time

Project Manager

Job #05-17A

Mapp Biopharmaceutical is a small biopharmaceutical company focused on addressing unmet medical needs through the development of life-saving monoclonal antibody treatment options to combat a variety of neglected and tropical infectious diseases.  The Project Manager is responsible for establishing and maintaining best-practice Project Management tools and templates for use in the management of the integrated scope, timeline, budget and risk progression within a specific Drug Development program.  The Project Manager will also be responsible for all project-level reporting as aligned with US Government expectations.  


  • BSc or equivalent required
  • MSc is an asset
  • Minimum of 10 years in a Drug Development technical role, such as, manufacturing or non-clinical/pre-clinical
  • Minimum of 3 years in a Project Management role within a Drug Development organization
  • Significant experience in scientific project management with government agencies
  • Experience as a Project Manager for complex Drug Development projects/programs
  • Experience with programs at different phases of Drug Development
  • Specific experience in a Project Manager role for monoclonal-Ab based programs
  • Experience with US government contracting and Project Management deliverables
  • Experienced in using Microsoft Project for creation of credible plans, for tracking project progression, and identification of program constraints
  • Experience in supporting US Government grant or proposal planning and writing is an asset
  • Previous experience in labor and capacity planning is an asset
  • Previous experience in a technical role, such as non-clinical, CMC or clinical, on a Drug Development team
  • Previous experience establishing effective working relationships in a virtual environment is an asset
  • Previous experience with mentoring and/or development of co-workers is an asset
  • Understanding of the Drug Development paradigm from pre-Candidate Selection through Post-Licensure to support a team through planning and development of integrated schedules
  • Demonstrated capability to build, use, and maintain Project Management infrastructure, including scope, timeline, budget, risk and reporting to manage projects/programs
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, strong verbal and written communication skills, and attention to detail
  • Facility in establishing and maintaining templates and tools
  • Ability to leverage past experience and team capabilities to build high-level directionally correct long-range plans to support forecasting, scenario planning and portfolio level planning
  • Ability to provide effective project communications, verbal and written, tailored for specific audiences
  • Ability to translate complex information into a logical and credible plan
  • Ability to work independently (with minimal supervision) as well as work in a team environment with changing timelines and priorities


  • As a core part of the Mapp Project Management team will support the establishment of full Project Management capability for use across the portfolio
  • Establishes and maintains tools, templates and processes for all formal reporting deliverables including biweekly, monthly, annual reports as well as deviation and change control reporting
  • Establishes and maintains core PM tools, templates and processes, including, formal scope documents, timelines, budget, and risk management
  • Participates as a core member of the Advanced Research and Development (ARDG) program team
  • Partners with Technical PMs to assure vendors, sub-contractors and consultants have established the necessary PM rigor
  • Maintains close partnership with program PI, Program Manager to assure all program inputs and updates are collected, compiled, reviewed and provided to stakeholders (Mapp Management, Key partners (if appropriate), funding agencies)
  • Partners with Program Manager to assure key communications to stakeholders, including agenda, meeting pre-reads, meeting minutes, technical reports, regulatory submissions etc, are complete, clear and concise and meet the contractual requirements
  • Interacts with vendor, sub-contractors and consultants directly, as necessary, to provide feedback, training, support for necessary PM tools
  • Facilitates the regular PM update meetings with the full PM support group
  • Provides input into vendor decisions, technical plans, data analysis, reports as required
  • Provides support for scenario planning, budget forecasting, and long-range planning
  • Provides planning, writing and reviewing support for proposal preparation, including Request for Pricing solicitations to vendors, vendor decisions, scope of work definition, development plan and funding structure, risk identification, labor planning etc.
  • Provides training and mentoring to team members as needed

Mapp offers a competitive compensation and benefits package in addition to this exciting and challenging job. You will enjoy a flexible, collaborative and rewarding environment and can work remotely. Mapp wants you to join their team and invites you to apply.

No Solicitors, agents or placement agencies please.

Equal Opportunity Employer - Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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