Project Manager, Scientific Portfolio


Oxford, GB / England, GB
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Prod Mgmt/Dev
  • Post Date: 05/24/2021
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  • Company Address: , Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK

About Exscientia

Exscientia is a pharmatech company that uses an end-to-end AI platform to design and discover new drugs.

Job Description

Exscientia is committed to discovering medicines in the fastest and most effective manner. We achieve this by applying the latest research in Artificial intelligence (AI) to transform drug discovery. Exscientia are the first and only company to have AI designed molecules in clinical trials
All of our innovation is driven by people; highly talented multi-disciplinary teams that work collaboratively to solve real world drug discovery problems. Following partnerships with many leading pharmaceutical companies and successful fundraising rounds we have a robust and rapidly expanding portfolio of projects. Building on this success, we are substantially expanding our drug discovery capabilities and are hiring a new appointment to our scientific portfolio group – Project Manager.
As a Project Manager you will be integral to the Scientific Operations group, working closely with the scientific leads to deliver upcoming projects to approved timelines and budgets.

You will have the opportunity to

    • Operationally manage Exscientia’s current and upcoming drug discovery projects
    • Work within Scientific Operations to facilitate the delivery of fully costed, well modelled and operationally sound drug discovery projects
    • Support Project Teams through co-ordination of meetings, agenda preparation, writing of minutes and diplomatically enforcing deadlines
    • Work with other members of the Portfolio Management Team to solicit and apply best practices.
    • Identify and raise potential opportunities for operational efficiency
    • Work with the Portfolio Management Team to build strong relationships with external partners and internal stakeholders
    • Be a member of Project Core Teams - proactively raising issues and working to resolve with Project Core Team.
    • Track performance against time, budget and financial & scientific milestones. Reporting all progress to both Project Core Team and senior management.
    • Work with other members of Project Core Teams to effectively manage external partners (e.g. CROs) and internal resources
    • Manage operationally relevant contractual tasks (e.g. JSC formation, updates to contracts, agreements with 3rd party CROs)
    • Work closely with the scientific leads to deliver projects to agreed timelines and budgets to the satisfactio
    • n of key stakeholders

What will you bring to the role?

    • Experience in Scientific Project management in drug discovery
    • Good understanding of pre-clinical, small molecule drug discovery
    • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills
    • Detail oriented, professional and willing to work to deadlines in a fast-changing environment
    • A proactive project manager who can work in an agile environment to build results
    • Experience of engaging both internal and external stakeholders

What can you expect from us?

    • Making a positive contribution to patients by revolutionising the pharmaceutical industry through AI driven discovery
    • Joining a scaling AI organisation with world class technical and scientific leaders
    • An opportunity to develop your career with us as we grow
    • We offer a highly competitive compensation to support our employees as we continue to grow and thrive
    • The opportunity to join an inclusive, collaborative and intellectually stimulating culture
Exscientia embraces equal opportunity and is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive community where everybody feels welcome. We welcome applications from all people regardless of background

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