Dravet Syndrome Foundation Spain is looking for a dynamic, highly accountable Scientific Project Manager who is driven by collaboration, exceeding expectations, and challenging the status quo.
Joining a young, dynamic, motivated and creative research team, the Scientific Project Manager will be responsible for the overall management of scientific projects, timelines, and deliverables for Dravet Syndrome Foundation Spain.
Using sound scientific judgement and understanding of our goals and objectives, the Scientific Project Manager will provide oversight for all Dravet Syndrome Foundation Spain projects and activities, including research, education and communication, among others. The Scientific Project Manager will also represent our organisation in the scientific community with professionalism and a deep understanding of the field and its challenges, actively engaging with relevant communities and stakeholders to develop relationships and opportunities for collaboration and capacity building while reporting to the Foundation’s Scientific Director.
The Scientific Project Manager will be joining the Dravet Syndrome Foundation Spain, a patient-led scientific non-profit organisation dedicated to boosting and accelerating research for Dravet syndrome by integrating discoveries in biology with innovative technology. We collaborate and work with a global portfolio of ground-breaking researchers and key opinion leaders formed by individual investigators, multi-investigator teams and inter-institutional collaborators, and support Dravet syndrome patients and families.
Review begins January 24th, 2021.
Organisation and Planning:
- Support development, implementation, and revision of detailed integration project plan, including deliverable lists, risk management, communication plans, etc., ensuring the scope of work, costs, schedules and risks are properly planned, resourced and managed.
- Build team ownership and commitment to project plan, and identify, manage and communicate project risks.
- Prioritise, delegate and manage tasks among team members as appropriate to drive execution of project deliverables and minimize risk.
- Interact with internal and external stakeholders, by meeting regularly, responding to requests and explaining procedures.
- Lead team to the successful completion of project goals.
- Manage the relationship and communication with both internal and external stakeholders, ensuring the project is delivered to their satisfaction.
- Report on project progress and status to management, project stakeholders, as well as any other party, promoting an open communication environment to develop mutual trust and teamwork.
- Show a clear understanding of the core scientific principles as they apply to medical and scientific projects.
- Keep abreast of new developments and challenges in the field and identify resources to address such issues.
Attention to Detail:
- Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress, including solid organisational skills, attention to detail and multitasking skills
- Look closely at your work to identify and correct errors, and to spot and improve weaknesses, carrying out the task-in-hand thoroughly and with accuracy, working with consistent high-quality.
Collaboration and Building Relationships:
- Work collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders, including the wider scientific and executive management teams.
- Build effective relationships with external partners and key opinion leaders and research experts to help develop high quality content.
- Support of other areas whenever required, including social and family support.
Taking the Initiative:
- Use your initiative to find and proactively propose solutions to challenging scenarios.
- Effectively organise your own workload, and understand when certain tasks need to be prioritised.
- Maintain a working knowledge of industry and patient organisation standards and compliance.
- Keep up to date with the latest developments in Dravet syndrome research, sharing knowledge, important scientific updates and any research/medical/regulatory milestones within your team when appropriate.
- Ask team members across all levels for feedback, and proactively implement learnings.
- Undertake tasks outside of the specifics of the job description where business reasons require it.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in life sciences, pharmacy, medicine or related field. Masters or PhD are a plus.
- Full proficiency in English and Spanish.
- Strong knowledge of the MS Office applications, Internet and office technology equipment.
- Previous professional experience in project management will be valuable.
- Excellent written and verbal skills with the ability to assemble information from multiple sources and distill it into concise reports and recommendations.
- Excellent influencing skills, including ability to facilitate effective and efficient decision making.
- Able to manage your work independently, under tight deadlines while juggling multiple projects.
- Naturally passionate and curious about health and research.
Job Type and location
Full-time 6-month contract with possibility of extension, hybrid work model (2 days on-site in our offices in Madrid, 3 days work from home).
Send your CV and cover letter, in English, to firstname.lastname@example.org.