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Sr R&D Project Mgr, BlueSphere

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The Senior R&D Project Manager provides project management leadership to BlueSphere Bio's research and development teams. This position will report to the Chief Scientific Officer. The Senior R&D Project Manager will work closely with the scientific research and product development teams to manage and coordinate research projects and activities. This may included developing necessary partnerships and collaborations with outside entities. This person will be versed in all operational aspects of BlueSphere Bio acting as a scientific leader in advancing the company's pre-clinical programs. BlueSphere Bio (formally known as TCXpress) is an immunotherapy startup that is the first translational science spinout from UPMC Enterprises. BlueSphere Bio raised a Series A round of $15M in the 4Q of 2018.


  • Coordinate R&D project design and development with needs of clinical product development.
  • Develop, in collaboration with the CSO and other team members, any needed external collaborations or relationships required to complete projects.
  • Implement processes, tools, templates and dashboards to track and report on progress of projects.
  • Manage and coordinate project meetings - develop agendas, prepare presentations, and meeting minutes.
  • Manage timelines and Gantt charts associated with BlueSphere Bio's research and development projects.
  • Review project deliverables for completeness, quality, and compliance to corporate standards.
  • Seek out opportunities for organizational improvement.
  • Translate high-level research plans into specific activities, work streams, and milestones.



Ph.D. in biological sciences - background in immunology a plus 5+ years of experience in biological drug development with previous project management experience Experience managing interactions between internal team members with excellence in relationship building Experience with developing external business relationships a plus Highly collaborative team player who prioritizes open communication and cooperation Detail oriented with excellent organization, interpersonal, and communication skills Strong proficiency with MS PowerPoint, Project, and Office Proactive approach to problem-solving and prioritization of activities Self-motivated and goal-oriented with a passion to create products to improve health

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Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Job ID: 767118

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer.
Minority / Females / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities