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IT Project Manager with Lab Systems

Newark, CA · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Title: IT Project Manager - IT & Pharma (lab) systems

Type of role: Contract
Duration: 12-24+ Months
Location: Newark, CA (Hybrid – 3-4 days on-site)
Negotiable, depending on W2, C2C or 1099 hourly pay rate

**Our direct client is seeking an GxP Project Manager a strong IT background.
***Must have laboratory GxP systems experience
**Seeking 8+ years’ experience as a IT Project Manager 

**Ideal candidate would have prior experience managing Laboratory Systems projects in a Pharmaceutical / Biotech domain

We are looking for a Project Manager on a contract basis in Newark, CA who can help with the management of the Lab Informatics portfolio, including the following:
  • Novatek LIMS (EM, EM Mobile, UM and Stability Modules)
  • Lab Instruments
    • Shimadzu UV
    • Cytiva Gel Imager
    • TOC Analyzer
    • Softmax Pro
    • Tecan Plate Reader
    • And others
The preferred candidate will have an understanding of the GxP environment and must be onsite 3-4 days a week.

Please note that the requirement is for a Project Manager who can help in managing the projects under the Lab Informatics portfolio, developing/managing/executing project plans, coordinating with the vendors/stakeholders, publishing status reports/dashboards, managing issues/mitigating risks, etc.

The motivated candidate will work on high-visibility projects in a fast-paced environment.  

Essential duties:
  • Delivery of the full lifecycle of projects assigned providing leadership to deliver on time, within budget and defined scope
  • Ensure effectiveness in the allocation of project resources, build and manage the detailed project plan, define and manage risks/issues, stakeholder communications, and escalate to management when appropriate to ensure the deliverables of the project are met.
  • Strong DRIVER of projects
  • Strong collaborator and ability to build strong relationships with the stakeholders to ensure timely communication of projects relevant to stakeholders
  • Manage the project schedule, resources, and budget to meet all project objectives as defined by the business / management.
  • Good problem solver with a knack of clearing roadblocks.

Knowledge and Skills
  • Should have prior experience with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), and preferably other Lab and GxP Systems within the pharma domain.
  • 8+ years’ experience in IT project management for projects in the IT application space
  • Strong delivery focus - effective facilitator
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Knowledgeable of compliance regulations including CFR 21 part 11
  • Self-starter with a can-do attitude and works well with very little supervision. 
  • PMP certification a plus but not mandatory
Dawn West

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