Job description Posted 20 January 2023

Project Manager


12 months

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Who Are We - GSK?

We are a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. GlaxoSmithKline plc was formed in 2000 as a result of a merger between Glaxo Wellcome plc and SmithKline Beecham plc, although our history can be traced back more than 300 years to London’s Plough Court Pharmacy in the 1700s.

Our goal is to be one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies. Our strategy is to bring differentiated, high-quality and needed healthcare products to as many people as possible, with our three global businesses, scientific and technical know-how and talented people. Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture:

·      Our values are Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity

·      Our expectations are Courage, Accountability, Development, Teamwork

Role purpose / summary

We are looking for a project manager to work with the artificial intelligence-machine learning (AI/ML) group to support a pre-clinical team on one of the key projects in the Research Department focusing on ensuring the right targets are progressed into later stages of the drug development pipeline.


The pre-clinical team is cross-disciplinary, integrating capabilities available in multiple departments including GSK’s Genomic Sciences, Medicines Design and AI/ML, with the mission to identify and prioritize innovative targets that are likely to enable successful medicines.


The project manager will be embedded within the team to oversee the project management aspects to ensure delivery on time and within budget of key milestones in 2023. This role will be part of our global AI/ML team (based in London Kings Cross) and is a terrific opportunity for an experienced project manager to be part of a team whose aim is to accelerate medicine development for patients.


This role will be accountable for one or more complex projects involving the pre-clinical team


Key activities


o           Development/Maintenance of a project plan and key stakeholder engagement. Influence for project delivery with quality

o           Responsible for overseeing the execution of the development plans which requires breaking down initiatives into tasks and planning projects to timelines. 

o           Creating timelines and ensuring that deliverables are completed on time.

o           Identify/Capture key project risks within a risk register. Escalate risks to technical and product lead.

o           Track project level expenses and support spend forecasts.

o           Vendor Management.

o           Meeting Management, including scheduling, facilitation, minutes to capture decisions and actions with follow up to hold action owners accountable.


Required Skills


•            Bachelor’s degree in science or technology related subjects

•            At least 5 years project management experience working on complex multistakeholder projects

•            Understanding of software development methods and Agile ways of working

•            Pharma, CRO and/or Academic Research Organisation experience

•            Creative problem solving and adaptability

•            Strong interpersonal skills and effective communication with multiple and diverse stakeholders

•            Budgeting and forecasting, commercial and financial acumen

All profiles will be reviewed against the required skills and experience. Due to the high number of applications we will only be able to respond to successful applicants in the first instance. We thank you for your interest and the time taken to apply!

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