Project Manager Research - Novartis / NIBR / San Diego, CA

Job ID


Position Title

Project Manager Research - Novartis / NIBR / San Diego, CA

Apply to Job

4 FDA approved drugs; 400+ patents; 21 years of GNF history! For over 21 years, the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) has been doing cutting-edge innovative drug discovery for the Novartis global research organization.

Searching for a Project Manager Research to join the Program Management group at GNF. We're seeking a talented, curious, and collaborative individual. The Program Management group manages first-in-class, novel research projects by working with scientists and multi-disciplinary teams both locally and across global sites. As part of this team, you’ll help turn ideas into innovative medicines which improve people's lives.

Your Responsibilities a Project Manager Research:

• Manage drug discovery projects in multiple disease areas from hit to lead to clinical candidate identification
• Work with project team leaders and senior management to establish project strategy, develop and maintain integrated project plans, and manage diverse teams across multiple sites to meet project timelines/goals
• Ensure go/no-go criteria are clearly defined that lead to data driven decisions
• Keep senior management and key stakeholders informed of project status and escalate issues when they impact timeline, scope, cost or quality
• Plan, organize, and facilitate team meetings focused on effective cross functional communication, decision-making, and resolving issues
• Contribute to the functional excellence of program management through improvement of processes, procedures, and tools related to program management practices[#video#https://youtu.be/6zHT-WPPFLY{#400,300#}#/video#]

What you will bring to the role as a Product Manager Research:

• Innovative, driven, highly organized self-starter with the ability to handle multiple activities and comfortable interacting with all levels of management within the company
• Experience in building team relationships and partnerships across organizational lines and able to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
• Excellent interpersonal skills including people management, time management, organizational, and prioritization skills
• Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Project, Power Point, Outlook, and Teams
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
• Willing and able to learn new skills to meet changing needs of the organization
• Demonstrated involvement in biopharmaceutical research and drug discovery (previous project management, project leader, or multi-/cross functional leadership experience preferred)
• Ph.D. in biology, chemistry or other related scientific field with 4+ years of industry experience, M.S. with 6+ years of industry experience, or B.S. with 8+ years of industry experience

Why consider Novartis?

769 Million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2020. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.



Business Unit





San Diego, CA

Company/Legal Entity


Functional Area

BD&L & Strategic Planning

Job Type

Full Time

Employment Type


Shift Work