Project Manager

Job Description

Lumen is seeking a highly motivated, experienced, and independent Project Manager to join our fast-growing organization. The successful candidate will join the Program Management team and will manage projects spanning from early pre-clinical research and through clinical development, engaging with internal cross-functional teams and external stakeholders to ensure projects are successfully executed and completed in a timely manner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The major tasks for this position are as follows:

  • Oversee and closely manage grant-funded projects ensuring all obligations and milestones are met
  • Manage project timelines, budgets, resources, and vendors.
  • Drive projects engaging with internal cross-functional teams and external stakeholders to ensure projects are successfully executed and goals achieved.
  • Coordinate and lead standing project team meetings, ensure appropriate documentation of team meetings.
  • Create and maintain project timelines communicating with internal and external teams
  • Manage and coordinate external vendors, such as CROs, labs and consultants. Assist with contract management.
  • Provide regular updates on project progress
  • Assist with preparation of pre-IND, IND, BLA and other regulatory filings
  • Communicate with external stakeholders, academic collaborators, CROs and funding agencies
  • Plan, execute and lead internal and external study-specific meetings

Desired Qualifications and Requirements

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 6 years project management experience, preferably in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry 
  • Proficient with project management tools and techniques, such as Smartsheets, MS Project or
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, OneDrive, Sharepoint and Power Point.

Desired Experience:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
  • Experience with biologics development under FDA quality systems regulations
  • Experience in clinical development and/or clinical trial management
  • Experience in grant management

The successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Strong leadership skills and self-awareness, with proactive and positive management approach
  • Excellent oral, written, and medical communication skills 
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to function at a high level in a team setting whether leading projects or contributing independently
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing needs in real time
  • Ability to build strong relationships with co-workers of various backgrounds and expertise
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • High integrity and ethics
  • Commitment to quality and timely delivery of results

Physical Requirements

  • Sit for extended periods of time (2 or more hours)
  • Occasionally lift or carry up to 20 kg

Application Instructions

Please submit a resume and cover letter to with the job title in the subject line.

This position is available immediately. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Only successful applicants will be contacted.