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Drug Discovery

Target Identification Project Manager

With over 35 nationalities and a range of backgrounds represented in our Benevolent team, we aim to build an inclusive environment where our people can bring their authentic selves to work, be respected for who they are and the exceptional work they do. We welcome and actively encourage applications from all sections of society and are committed to offering equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, disability, age, citizenship, or any other basis. We see our diversity as an asset as we tackle challenging problems that bridge the gap between drug discovery and technology.


The Role

As a Project Manager, you will be responsible for managing target identification projects including the deployment of our technology to identify novel drug targets and the validation of those targets. In each project, you will work closely with a project leadership team representing the key functions; and you will coordinate the activities of an extended cross-functional group of north of a dozen internal highly skilled individual contributors and external collaborators and CROs. You will create a well structured plan with timelines and budget working with highly motivated partners across geographies to determine resource needs, propose priorities, and identify and manage risks. You will drive the execution of projects keeping individuals accountable for their work and leveraging a broader network to ensure continued engagement from stakeholders.You will understand the different products developed at BenevolentAI, how they interact and apply this understanding to ensure a successful delivery. You will be a champion for best-practices in project management and embed better ways of working across the organisation.With this in mind we are looking for a highly motivated Project Managers to ensure the successful delivery of our programmes which are at the core of our business.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Produce project plans, budgets and resource plans for complex projects; challenge assumptions for time, costs and risk in order to optimise project deliveryExpose risks and dependencies to identify sources of limitation and constraint.
  • Access priorities and create mitigation plans Operational oversight of the project on a day-to-day basis in ensuring a smooth delivery across teams (both on site and remote)
  • Track and appropriately communicate status, decisions, actions, risks and issues to multiple stakeholdersBuild and manage relationships with internal/external stakeholders appropriatelyManages team towards effective governance decisions
  • Take a broad perspective to identify new simpler, streamlined ways of working and opportunities to share best practice.
  • Coordinate with other areas of the business such as product management, design and development

We are looking for someone with

  • Experience leading complex projects in either pharmaceutical/biotech/life sciences, or tech (ideally AI or machine learning) environmentsAbility to lead a multiple disciplinary matrix team and delivering projects across geographies
  • Excellent organisation skills.
  • Ability to multitask and work independently to demanding, changing schedules and priorities
  • Effective communicator with decisive yet collaborative leadership style and ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships across organisational boundaries
  • Can-do attitude, proactive and collaborative approach to problem solving and issue resolution
  • A sharp focus on delivery with the ability to scale activities and frameworks to suit project needsExperience delivering using Agile/Scrum or waterfall methodologies and excellent working knowledge of project management tools
  • Proven experience in collaborating with development teams to accomplish defined goals in a timely manner
  • Experience of delivery of science-driven informatics solutions in a pharma company
  • A professional project management qualification e.g. PMP, PRINCE2, AgilePM

We share a passion for being part of a mission that matters, and we are always looking for curious and collaborative people who share our values and want to be part of our journey.  If that sounds like a fit for you, hit the apply button and join us.

About us

BenevolentAI (AMS: BAI) is a leading, clinical-stage AI-enabled drug discovery and development company listed on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange. Through the combined capabilities of its AI platform, scientific expertise, and wet-lab facilities, BenevolentAI is well-positioned to deliver novel drug candidates with a higher probability of clinical success than those developed using traditional methods. The Benevolent Platform™ powers a growing in-house pipeline of 13 named drug programmes and over 10 exploratory programmes, and it maintains successful collaborations with AstraZeneca, as well as leading research and charitable institutions. BenevolentAI is headquartered in London, with a research facility in Cambridge (UK) and a further office in New York.

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