PROJECT MANAGER, CARB-X, School of Law (4712/F1617)

Boston, Massachusetts
Jun 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

CARB-X has an unparalleled opportunity for a talented individual to join our core team at Boston University in the role of Project Manager. CARB-X is a young entrepreneurial endeavor, focused on accelerating the pre-clinical development of products to address antibiotic resistance, including drugs, vaccines and diagnostics. The scope of CARB-X work includes soliciting applications for funding from external organizations, evaluating applications, granting awards, supporting awardees, and monitoring progress. Over $400M has been committed to this work so far, and over 350 applications for funding have been processed. The Project Manager will be responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining business processes and rules required to achieve the CARB-X mission. Additional responsibilities include establishing information management practices for all documents and communications relating to CARB-X; making recommendations to the core CARB-X team regarding appropriate project methodologies for a variety of project types; and developing and implementing quality assurance mechanisms to ensure information is at the required level of stakeholders, regulators, and auditors. The Project Manager will be required to track and report on project progress for a complex series of applications, subawards, and contracts for biomedical research in dozens of locations around the world. The Project Manager will also be actively involved in scientific and governance assessments.


Bachelor’s degree required. Master's in the life sciences or business preferred. Project management certification (e.g. PMP) is valuable, but not required. Requires at least 5 years of previous experience. The successful candidate will be highly detail oriented and have experience in developing quality assurance measures. This position requires strong analytical and interpersonal skills. Must be able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and be flexible in a fast paced and dynamic work environment. Experience as a power-user with collaborative software (e.g. SharePoint) is preferred. Experience with drug discovery and/or development in biotech or pharma, as well as experience with antibiotic R&D, are valuable but not required.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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