Job description

CARB-X, a Boston University Global Partnership, has an exciting opportunity for a talented individual to join our core team at Boston University in the role of Project Manager. CARB-X is a new organization located at the BU School of Law, focused on accelerating the pre-clinical development of drugs, vaccines and diagnostics to address antibiotic resistance.

The Project Manager will join an internal team constituting the Project Management Office (PMO). The Project Manager will be responsible for executing standard, balanced, and consistent project management and business analysis for CARB-X. They will play an active role in designing and implementing the appropriate project methodologies for a variety of project types. They are expected to follow the project management standards, engagement and reporting protocols for the PMO to set priorities, track and report on project progress and outcomes. The Project Manager will partner with the Senior Project Manager in the establishment of strategic priorities for review with the leadership team as needed.

CARB-X is a fast-paced environment where creativity, flexibility, and collaboration are essential. In this role, you will work as part of a dedicated CARB-X core team and with BU offices, to achieve goals and maximize the overall effectiveness of the program. Adaptability, dependability, and willingness to build new tools and processes from scratch are essential skills. The incumbent will interact with BU staff and systems, as well as CARB-X partners and vendors.  This is a full-time, grant-funded position, located on the Charles River Campus of Boston University.

Required Skills

Bachelor’s Degree required. PMP certification would be valuable. At least 3-5 years related experience managing cross-team and organization-wide projects. Demonstrated ability to analyze complex business challenges with multiple stakeholders in different organizations around the world. Proficient with project management software, e.g. MS Project, SmartSheet, etc.. Experience designing, implementing or evaluating information management solutions; experience with collaborative software, e.g. MS SharePoint. Experience with advanced capabilities such as administering access, developing document routing workflows, etc. would be an advantage. Additional competencies: demonstrated track record as constructive, collaborative and professional in all settings; effective verbal and written communication skills, to capably represent a professional, well-regarded global organization; ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and work to deadlines; flexibility to work in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment comparable to a start-up biotech, balanced with the processes and culture of a large academic institution; committed, proactive team player.

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

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