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Job Title Project Manager, AAV, Rare Disease

JobID 1612320

Location: Virtual, USA

Description The AAV Project Manager will develop and manage project plans for forecasting both short and long term project resource projections related to AAV gene therapy projects. The project manager will be responsible for coordinating across multifunctional teams and scientific disciplines to identify and communicate schedule and resource risks and opportunities. The Project Manager is expected to support multiple projects with different technologies and/or modality platforms. The successful candidate will have an understanding and knowledge of fundamental project management principles and concepts, be highly organized, have strong interpersonal skills and be willing to be an active member of the team while working in a highly matrixed environment.

Additionally, this position will be primarily responsible for the following:

+ Work closely with the VP of Gene Therapy, RDRU project team leaders, and PharmSci colleagues to facilitate the successful progression of gene therapy projects.

+ Strategic planning of operation processes within the scope of RDRU programs and PharmSci capacity

+ Provide weekly status report of production campaigns - entering, advancing, and completed

+ Generate a production campaign database accessible by various research teams (PharmSci, RDRU LT, project teams, etc.)

+ Participate in strategic decision meetings related to ability to accept new campaigns, terminate existing campaigns, and expediting high-priority campaigns

+ Work seamlessly with point persons in the RDRU preclinical vector core and PharmSci in order to ensure effective communication between vector demands and vector output, ensuring adherence to a prioritized list of needs

+ Attend all gene therapy project strategy meetings in order to ensure production demands are aligned time-wise with preclinical and IND-enabling experiments

+ Coordinate and ensure long-range needs for expansion of production equipment, identify novel upstream and downstream processes and assimilate them into both the PharmSci and RDRU work streams

+ Hold responsibility for ensuring material entering and exiting research grade production campaigns meet similar level of quality control as TOX and GMP status

+ Assist in ensuring that all documents and QC information are completed prior to shipment of vectors internal and external to Pfizer

+ Work closely with both the site operations manager and the RDRU Head of Portfolio, Strategy & Operations to ensure alignment of site resources and upcoming project needs.


+ Advanced degree in life science or analytical science

+ 5+ years in pharmaceutical or biotech industry experience, or life science consulting

+ Established track record of successfully managing multi-discipline projects

+ Excellent presentation, communication, and organization skills

+ Demonstrated experience with industry platforms preferred

+ Comfort with trailblazing a work process that is not yet established, or deducing a solution that is not yet known.

+ Willingness to take measured risks to problem-solve independently

**EEO & Employment Eligibility**

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

**Sunshine Act**

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**Additional Offer Details:**

+ **Last Date to Apply for Job:** October 15, 2017

+ **This job is (Pfizer) (Exempt) (US/PR) Grade:** 012

+ Eligible for Relocation Package: noEligible for Employee Referral Bonus: yes

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.

All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the bio-pharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

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