JVT Advisors

R&D Project Manager

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Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142
Employment Type: Contract

Job Description

Contract Length: 6- 12+ Months

Job Summary: The R&D IT Project Manager will oversee Research projects supporting data integrity program (asset and assay registration solution). The Project Manager has responsibility for the health and success of projects within a matrixed organization with direct relationships with various groups in the business as well as IT.

This role requires the ability to:

  • Monitor, manage, and ensure predictable delivery of the project in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Drive delivery and accountability of internal staff as well as vendors and third-party project managers. Own the quality of the project delivered.
  • Enable early identification and appropriate escalation of risks and issues that require assistance, attention, or executive resolution.
  • Effectively communicate project status to leadership, verbally or in written form.


  • 5+ years’ project management experience, ideally including budget accountability
  • 8+ years’ experience as an IT professional
  • Comfortable with both Waterfall and Agile methodologies, and familiarity with tools such as MS Project and JIRA.
  • Experience with research systems projects, including requirements gathering, planning, and execution within a highly structured SDLC framework
  • Experience with GxP-validated systems
  • Experience in leading daily stand-ups and cross-functional meetings for nimble, fast-moving teams
  • Proven ability to motivate colleagues and manage stakeholder priorities in a deadline-oriented environment
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills – particularly organizing and presenting project information to management
  • Capable of working well under pressure; highly organized
  • Capable of multi-tasking across projects
  • Capable of working independently
  • Experience working with third party vendor management (SaaS, cloud vendors)
  • A background in Life Sciences projects, with research projects involving LIMS implementation


  • BA or BS in Computer Science, Business, or Life Sciences-related field required
  • Graduate degree in a relevant field preferred
  • PMP Certification preferred

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