1+ months

Sr. Director, Project Team Leadership

La Jolla, CA 92037

The Project Team Leader is a full-time matrix team leadership position responsible for effectively leading discovery-stage portfolio project teams. Working with a broad range of stakeholders, including but not limited to project teams, peers, partner lines and Oncology R&D leadership, the project team leader will be responsible for successfully leading project teams to build and execute innovative scientific project strategies that successfully deliver high quality, differentiated assets to address unmet medical needs in cancer.


+ Project Team Leaders (PTLs) will effectively lead multiple complex matrix teams from SDS to CAN by exhibiting a high level of scientific and operational skills, and emotional intelligence. The PTL will also lead an ongoing research sub-team post CAN that aligns with the broader Asset Team. They will build, manage and inspire high performing teams that foster innovation, collaboration and professional development of others and place high value and inspire a culture of diversity and inclusion.

+ A PTL may be selected from diverse scientific backgrounds, but they must exhibit significant learning agility and build deep knowledge of disease biology and are responsible for championing innovative scientific strategies to deliver differentiated medicines.

+ The PTLs will work with teams to identify major operational and logistical risks and develop effective mitigation options.

+ Project Team Leaders will have a key role in communicating across lines and functions to facilitate timely and effective decision-making. They will lead the team to prepare for project reviews and governance milestone decisions, ensuring high quality, objective and comprehensive assessments of team progress and project status and strategy.

+ Leverages constructive relationships externally and across Worldwide Research, Development and Medical (WRDM) and influences the decisions of top management/senior leaders.

+ Project Team Leaders will be active contributors to the regulatory strategy for projects and may author key regulatory submission documents (IND, IB, position paper, response letters, etc.) needed to support candidate development.

+ The PTL will coordinate with research, clinical and commercial leadership teams to ensure smooth project transitions and alignment on the project objectives and deliverables

+ PTLs will leverage their experience to not only lead internal asset programs, but also programs focused on the development of in-licensed or partnered assets. Working in collaboration with project sponsors and the alliance managers, the project team leader may be responsible for managing all scientific, governance related components of these collaborations or partnerships.

+ PTLs are responsible for providing an objective sensibility to managing investment risk in individual projects by identifying key questions to ensure robust assessments and decision making and coordinating experimental plans across group to support the business units' case for investment for continued investment.

+ PTLs will actively contribute to the broader project leader community through sharing best-practice and will mentor and coach other project leaders as required

+ Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.


+ PhD, or similar advanced professional scientific degree

+ 15 or more years of drug discovery experience in roles of increasing leadership responsibility

+ Prior knowledge and experience from early discovery through clinical development, with a substantial portion of that experience in oncology

+ Successful demonstration of experience leading matrix drug discovery teams

+ Exceptional interpersonal communications and negotiation skills are essential dimension of this role


+ Eligible for Relocation Package

+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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**EEO & Employment Eligibility**

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Posted: 2020-10-13 Expires: 2021-03-10

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