Program Manager

    Updated 30+ days ago
    Gaithersburg, MD 20877
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    Job Description

    If you find science, speed, and success exhilarating, you have come to the right place.

    Novavax, Inc.(Nasdaq: NVAX) is a late-stage biotechnology company that promotes improved health globally by discovering, developing, and commercializing innovative vaccines to prevent serious infectious diseases. Novavax is uniquely qualified to address the enduring need for innovative vaccines. We utilize our proprietary recombinant technology platform, which combines genetic engineering's power and speed to efficiently produce highly immunogenic nanoparticles designed to address urgent global health needs. We have more than a decade of experience contending with some of the world's most devastating diseases, including COVID-19, seasonal influenza, RSV, Ebola, MERS, and SARS. Hard-won lessons and significant advances illustrate that our proven technology has tremendous potential to make a substantial contribution to public health worldwide.

    Novavax is seeking a full-time, experienced Project Manager to plan, monitor, control and manage risk for our rapidly expanding vaccine development programs. This position reports to the Senior Director, Project Operations.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Build working relationships with members of the Project team and its subteams to plan, schedule, monitor and control the execution of project activities for the maternal and pediatric RSV vaccine programs.
    • Independently address key program risks by managing ad hoc teams to develop solutions for decision by senior management.
    • Implement project management best practices to ensure on-time completion of milestones in fulfillment of corporate objectives.
    • Apply advanced project management tools and techniques for issue and risk management: identification, mitigation, and escalation through the established project governance model.
    • Own and manage the project plan and schedule, interact regularly with the project leads to status project activities, and facilitate meetings and project team discussions.
    • Prepare project reports to internal and external stakeholders using established templates and processes; in particular, ensure submission of key deliverables to external funding organizations.
    • Help promote a culture of project excellence by applying best practices and standards in project management, and serve as a resource to other functional areas.
    • Execute other duties as assigned to ensure programmatic success.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • PMP certification required.
    • Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree preferred; degree in biological or chemical sciences preferred.
    • A minimum of 5 years of project management experience in the biotech and pharma industries; experience managing vaccine development programs is strongly preferred.
    • Substantial experience in building and maintaining project plans using Microsoft Project is required.
    • Candidate must be comfortable working with high-performing cross-functional teams, and have an ability to engage and motivate teams to address mission-critical problems.
    • Ability to establish collaborative working relationships across organizational disciplines, and throughout the organizational hierarchy.
    • Must enjoy a dynamic, fast-paced environment, operating independently and as part of a team.
    • Solid written and oral communication skills, and the ability to distill complicated issues into concise communications for senior leadership and external stakeholders.
    • Eager to be a member of a positive and high-energy team of program managers.

    Novavax is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden and Bohumil, Czech Republic. Novavax is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol NVAX and is dedicated to developing novel vaccines to address infectious disease.

    Novavax offers a base salary, annual bonus, equity grants, professional career development/growth opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Rx, STD, LTD, Life, Optional Life, 401(k) plan.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

    Novavax is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment and advancement opportunities are available to all individuals on an at-will basis, regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, protective hairstyle, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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    Posting ID: 611745827Posted: 2021-03-21Job Title: Program Manager