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R&D Business Operations Specialist

Redwood City, CA 94063

Posted: 03/08/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Operations Job Number: 548596 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

The Opportunity:
Pay rate range: $40-50/hr

As a key member of our dynamic Program, Portfolio, and Alliance Management team, reporting to the manager of R&D Business Operations, you will:

  • Work with project and functional leads to directly manage the implementation of preclinical studies including:

    • Compound shipment(s).

    • Issuing PO’s.

    • Assigning internal study numbers.

    • Tracking study progress.

  • Assist in maintaining trackable internal inventory for key research and development studies including protocols, key data, and reports.

  • Assist in managing and tracking studies or activities at CROs, and liaise with different functions and project teams

  • Assisting in the execution of agreements with CROs including quotes, statements of work, work orders, etc. across teams.

  • Schedule sub-team meetings as needed, manage meeting agendas, minutes, and track action items.

  • Support development and maintenance of master plans and project schedules/ Gantts and/or critical sub-team plans (pre-clinical and non-clinical studies).

  • Assist other members of the R&D Business Operations team in the selection of tools and development of processes that achieve reduced bureaucracy and help R&D operate more effectively and efficiently across departments and teams.

  • Support implementation of strategies to enhance efficiencies from study execution through to data analysis and archival.

Required Experience, Skills, and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline (Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or other related scientific disciplines). MSc is a plus.

  • 1-3 years of experience in a technical research/early development stage role and a minimum of 2 years experience in an operations, project coordination, project management role, or equivalent expertise in coordinating projects to completion is preferred.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to interact daily with diverse cross-functional internal and external stakeholders are essential.

  • Innovative, proactive, and collaborative team player with high energy to keep pace with our growing and evolving company environment.

  • Must have excellent organizational skills, detail-minded, results-oriented, and driven to complete projects on time with high quality.

  • Must be a self-starter and able to function independently in a fluid environment under tight timelines.  

  • Advanced capability with MS Office software (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Project), and experience with collaboration platforms (Smartsheet) is desired.
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