Senior Project Manager

STALICLA SA
Genève

NEU

The Company

STALICLA is a patient-centric clinical-stage company on a unique mission to identify, develop and bring precision medicine to patients with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs). Overall, neurodevelopmental disorders are disabilities in the functioning of the brain that affect a child’s behavior, memory or ability to learn, including intellectual disability, dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning deficits and autism. NDDs affect 1 in 6 children worldwide.

STALICLA’s first focus of development has been Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Today, patients diagnosed with ASD account for 1-1.5% of the world population. The condition remains a high unmet medical need.

STALICLA has assembled a world-class team of experienced drug developers, clinicians, computational systems biologists, geneticists and software engineers, developing a first-in-class precision medicine platform using systems biology, machine learning & statistical modeling to accelerate drug development for patients with NDDs. DEPI, the company's first-in-class drug discovery platform, characterizes biologically similar subgroups of patients within highly variable populations of patients with neurodevelopmental disorders, and further identifies tailored treatments. To support its drug discovery platform and pipeline development, STALICLA has established strong networks within top tier research and clinical centers.

STALICLA’s platform has already proven successful in expediting and de-risking a first pipeline, STP1, tailored to a subgroup of patients with autism spectrum disorder which will be entering clinical trials this year. In addition, STALICLA’s DDS (Discovery and Data Science) unit in Barcelona is currently advancing new precision medicine pipelines for two additional groups of patients with ASD.

Senior Project Manager

The Company

STALICLA is a patient-centric clinical-stage company on a unique mission to identify, develop and bring precision medicine to patients with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs). Overall, neurodevelopmental disorders are disabilities in the functioning of the brain that affect a child’s behavior, memory or ability to learn, including intellectual disability, dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning deficits and autism. NDDs affect 1 in 6 children worldwide.

STALICLA’s first focus of development has been Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Today, patients diagnosed with ASD account for 1-1.5% of the world population. The condition remains a high unmet medical need.

STALICLA has assembled a world-class team of experienced drug developers, clinicians, computational systems biologists, geneticists and software engineers, developing a first-in-class precision medicine platform using systems biology, machine learning & statistical modeling to accelerate drug development for patients with NDDs. DEPI, the company's first-in-class drug discovery platform, characterizes biologically similar subgroups of patients within highly variable populations of patients with neurodevelopmental disorders, and further identifies tailored treatments. To support its drug discovery platform and pipeline development, STALICLA has established strong networks within top tier research and clinical centers.

STALICLA’s platform has already proven successful in expediting and de-risking a first pipeline, STP1, tailored to a subgroup of patients with autism spectrum disorder which will be entering clinical trials this year. In addition, STALICLA’s DDS (Discovery and Data Science) unit in Barcelona is currently advancing new precision medicine pipelines for two additional groups of patients with ASD.

The role

As a rapidly growing company, STALICLA is currently expanding its team and opening – for immediate entry – a Senior Project Manager position.

He/She will report to the Head of Operations and Partnerships and work closely with Head of Operations and Partnerships and CEO.

As Senior Project Manager you will be responsible for supporting cross-functional teams ensuring that multi-disciplinary projects are resourced appropriately and work is conducted in support of the agreed plans and strategy, delivering active communication within and between functions ensuring critical path items are highlighted appropriately to Senior Management.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

Supporting and reporting to Head of Operations ensure:

  • Overseeing day to day management of projects
  • Managing project information to support decision making in Project Teams and Management Teams.
  • Guiding Project Management related team processes, ensuring consistency, transparency, and optimization; implementing best practices to project teams; fostering continuous improvement by ensuring knowledge and experience exchange.
  • Creating and maintaining integrated task, resource and budget plans.
  • Proactive identification of potential risks and mitigations and monitoring of progress
  • Ensuring rigorous execution of projects
  • Preparing for project advancement status and gate reviews
  • Assisting with effective meeting management both internally and with 3rd parties; organization of meetings and preparation of minutes
  • Contributing to preparation of reports and presentations to support governance reviews

Requirements

  • 4-5 years of proven experience with standard project management processes with excellent knowledge of RnD drug development in a matrix organization in Pharma
  • Master’s degree, PhD or equivalent in the field of Life Science – knowledge of the Neurodevelopment Disorders space/speciality is an asset
  • Strong and proven experience in leading multifunctional project teams with acute organizational skills
  • Strong and proven experience in all aspects of project management, including coordination, risk management, cross functional project responsibility, budget, etc.
  • Excellent analytical thinking, a structured working manner, ability to prioritize, plan and manage multiple tasks with a sense of urgency – please provide clear detail in CV
  • Self-motivation with great ability to find solutions to complex problem
  • Self-confidence to take ownership and responsibility for project outcome
  • Strong networking ability in cross-cultural environment
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, presentation, reporting and negotiation skills
  • Willing to integrate in a start-up environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as fluency in English are required
  • Valid Swiss permit G, B or C required

In addition, the candidates are expected to have:

  • A collaborative and patient-focused mindset
  • A high comfort level working in a high paced start-up environment, where a pragmatic, resourceful, well organized and effective approach is required with limited resources
  • The ability to work in a multidisciplinary and international environment
  • Strong adaptation capacity to novel frameworks and work environments

STALICLA promotes diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion. Female, minority, and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Only applications in English will be taken into consideration.

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