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Project Coordinator

Ref: US_EN_6_971649_1340831

Posted on 12 June 2020
Job Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Contract Type

Modis is seeking a Project Coordinator for a 1-year contract opportunity in Cambridge, MA. The Project Coordinator will help coordinate operational activities for the platform and coordinate administrative activities in order to ensure that platform resources are allocated appropriately, and all activities comply with the relevant regulatory framework. This position requires a highly collaborative individual who is familiar with laboratory animal research and biological sciences and possesses strong time management and written/oral communication skills. The role involves aligning platform activities with stakeholders’ priorities and covers a wide range of activities and projects. Multiple demands are common and require a high degree of flexibility, judgment, and organizational & technical skills. Duties vary according to individual departmental needs globally, but all involve technical and organizational skills for the coordination and maintenance of facts, data, documents, calendars, meetings, international communication, and/or the like. High level of interaction with Senior Management Level associates


  • Under the direction of the Global Head of the Translational In Vivo Models Research Platform and the Translational In Vivo Models Scientist, and with input from R&D Integrated Planning and Operations Management (IPOM), the incumbent will interact regularly with project team representatives across all phases of drug discovery and development and all therapeutic units within the company’s R&D to track requests for support with in vivo studies.
  • Ensure alignment of available resources within the platform with therapeutic area priorities by tracking all requests for in vivo study support related to animal facility operations, animal technical support, bioimaging, pathology, and genetically modified animal models. Requests will be tracked monthly according to geographic location, therapeutic area, and project stage.
  • Coordinate regular meetings of the senior staff within the platform to review project support requests and other issues relevant to the operations of the platform. Run all aspects of meetings including circulating meeting agenda, collating meeting materials in advance, acting as meeting timekeeper, taking minutes, and circulating meeting minutes and action items. Examples include (but not limited to): global senior leadership team meeting, local TIM managers’ meetings, and monthly departmental Lunch-and-Learn seminars.
  • Upon request, produce reports for platform management summarizing relevant information in the public domain on various animal models of human disease, including an assessment of potential external partners with which to conduct in vivo studies.

    Assist personnel ensuring compliance with all regulations governing the use of animals in research by performing data entry and report generation, as well as other organizational tasks relevant to facility inspections, research Quality Assurance, and regulatory compliance.

  • Pro-actively manages the calendar, schedules meetings, organizes events, manages domestic and global meeting logistics and arranges domestic and international travel with both internal and external parties, ensures efficient processing of expenses for management and senior staff, as requested.
  • Prioritizes and executes tasks with minimal direction or supervision. Handles confidential information. Compiles and prepares information for presentations using MS Office software, including but not limited to, correspondence, reports, tables & analyses, presentations, scientific manuscripts.
  • Interfaces with staff and senior level managers, executives, external partners and consultants. Ensures smooth and efficient flow of day-to-day operations.
  • Interfaces with important functions such as the Global Research Program and Project Management (GRPPM) platform, Human Resources, Finance, and Information & Technology Services to ensure efficient running of the Research Platform
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences and 2-5 years’ experience working in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience with in vivo pharmacology studies and project management is desired.
  • Successful candidates will also possess strong verbal and written communication skills and familiarity with the basic principles of animal models of human disease.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and familiarity with project management tools is desired.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Power Point, and Excel are required.
  • Ability to work independently and proficiently in a global, multi-site, multi-national environment.
  • Ability to focus on and manage successfully changing priorities dictated by a fast paced internal and external environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships and internal networks with minimal direction. Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage complex meeting arrangements and travel plans/arrangements.
  • Ability to multi-task, exercise judgment, make decisions, and take action to complete assignments in a fast-paced, changing work environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Employment Type: 1-year contract

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