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Summary

About Us:

Eupraxia Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a publicly owned novel pharmaceutical company based in Victoria, British Columbia. We are drug delivery company that focusses on delivering the right therapeutics to the right area in the right dose to improve patient lives. Our lead product candidate is an extended-release steroid intended to provide long term pain relief for patients suffering with knee osteoarthritis and we are actively expanding our portfolio of products. 

We are looking for people that like to be part of a fast-paced, growing company that fosters creative spirit and integrated teamwork and are eligible to work onsite or remotely within Canada.

Job Description: 

The CMC Project Manager provides project management support to product development across CMC functions and departments enabling the project delivery in line with time, financial and quality requirements. The incumbent has diverse life-cycle project experience and good knowledge of concepts and procedures outside of project management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement, manage, and provide operational support for manufacturing activities conducted at external contract manufacturing sites and related internal support activities
  • Responsible for tracking CMC-related reports and documentation, budgets and assist with tracking document status for regulatory filings
  • Independently supports CMC team(s) for one or more development projects which vary in scope.
  • Develops advanced plans to execute overall project goals and other project-related activities with team
  • Work with management and interdisciplinary teams to construct project plans and timelines
  • Coordinate development of the CMC budget and act as the CMC lead for the outsourcing process for vendor contracts and qualification
  • Works with the CMC team to meet project objectives through management of scheduling conflicts, resource constraints, and financial forecasting
  • Identifies and communicates key project issues/concerns cross functionally and makes recommendations
  • Ensures roles and responsibilities across and within R&D clearly communicated amongst CMC and impacted departments to those applicable and takes responsibility for progress/setbacks
  • Track project deliverables through appropriate tools and framework; report to all project stakeholders
  • Ensures that key stakeholders are kept informed both internally and externally on an ongoing basis
  • Estimates and manages material needs, quantity, and timing for all development activities
  • Works closely with the Head of CMC and sub-team members to align CMC goals and strategy with those of the wider Eupraxia organization
  • Effectively summarize key information such as program progress, timeline updates, and risk/opportunity assessments for periodic presentations to management
  • Interacts with vendors on assigned project
  • Apply continuous improvement mindset and integrate different aspects of strategy within projects to ensure activities have broader impact possible to the organization

Attributes:

  • Manages own workload, drawing on practice/precedent and strong project management experience 
  • Able to adapt to new projects rapidly and to manage working on multiple projects effectively, ensuring alignment with corporate goals
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex ideas across project boundaries, influencing others to take action 
  • Communicates clearly and precisely with all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrates ability to solve advanced problems and attain crucial project goals independently
  • Good understanding in scientific disciplines throughout the R&D organization
  • Demonstrates aptitude for building team unity 
  • Interest in continuous learning and self-development.

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree (minimum) or advanced degree (preferred) in chemistry, biological science, engineering, or a related field. 
  • At least ten (10) years of relevant experience in pharmaceutical industry
  • At least five (5) years of product or project management experience
  • Prior experience working with CDMO /CROs
  • Working knowledge of small molecule development processes and GMP manufacturing
  • Proficiency in English; additional language skills are a plus
  • Legally eligible to work in Canada and travel internationally 

This is an opportunity to work in a small, entrepreneurial and highly motivating environment, with a strong emphasis on work/life balance and a supportive company culture. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and career development opportunities. 

How to Apply:

While only short-listed candidates will be notified, we thank each applicant for their submission.