Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Patients are at the heart of everything we do at Loxo Oncology, and we continue to be motivated by our goal of improving the lives of people living with cancer. We pursue this goal with a tenacity, focus, and commitment to excellence that defines who we are and how we work.

We seek dedicated, passionate, hardworking, intelligent, thoughtful, and authentic individuals who thrive within a collaborative and fast-paced environment and will bring their experiences, unique perspectives and problem-solving skills to the team. In return, we cultivate an environment that rewards and recognizes hard work and provides opportunities for learning and growth as part of a team making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients.

Manager Project Management, Large Molecule Discovery Biologics

Location: South San Francisco, CA or Remote

Reports To:

Associate Director, Program Management, Large Molecule Discovery Biologics

Position Summary

Loxo Oncology at Lilly conducts discovery research, clinical development and regulatory affairs for oncology, with the goal of creating a pipeline of therapies that have the potential to make a meaningful difference for patients. Loxo Oncology at Lilly was created in December 2019, combining the Lilly Research Laboratories oncology organization and Loxo Oncology, which was acquired by Lilly in early 2019. The unit has team members in Boulder, CO, Indianapolis, IN, New York City, South San Francisco, Stamford, CT, and Madrid, Spain.

The Manager, Project Management will play a prominent role in implementing strategic goals through project execution as a part of Loxo Oncology Large Molecule Discovery Biologics portfolio. Loxo Biologics focuses on research, preclinical, and early development within Loxo Oncology at Lilly.

The role will be responsible for understanding strategic goals and facilitating the planning and execution of deliverables within scope, budget, and timeline in a cross-functional, dynamic environment. The role will work closely with team members across Loxo Oncology Large Molecule group to assess needs for outsourcing as well as actively engaging in identifying, establishing and managing external collaborators and vendors to meet any outsourcing needs.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Position*
  • Facilitate in translation of strategic program goals into project plan(s) clearly outlining deliverables, milestones, no-go decisions.
  • Engage with functional team leads of antibody discovery, translational, mechanistic biology, and protein engineering (and other key stakeholders) to plan, execute, and track project activities ensuring alignment of project deliverables with strategic goals.
  • Create and manage project meetings with internal and external stakeholders (create agendas, minutes, and track action items).
  • Proficient in adaptive communications; effectively manage communications vertically and horizontally in a cross-functional environment involving external and internal stakeholders.
  • Proactively contribute and manage project communications. Identify gaps and ambiguities in communication channels and address them to maintain alignment across the team.
  • Actively contribute to create project updates, reports, presentations, and memos and maintain project document repository.
  • Identify and assess the needs for outsourcing, establish relationships with external collaborators, and manage alliances on an ongoing basis.
  • Manage day-to-day operational activities by coordinating with stakeholders from different functional departments - legal/Business operations, procurement, finance, and other relevant functional areas.
  • Adaptive to change in priorities and able to drive project outcomes ensuring re-alignment with program deliverables in changing landscape.
  • Contribute to implementing visions of building and operationalizing large molecule discovery labs.
  • Contribute to building positive, collaborative teams across various scientific disciplines, and encouraging sharing of new ideas, and creative ways to solve problems often needed in discovery research.
  • Support the creation of an organizational project framework for different functional groups and build operational guidelines and processes.
Required Qualifications and Background
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant scientific discipline (ie: biology, biochemistry, etc.) and a minimum 5-6 years of project management experience in project management roles in Biotech and pharmaceutical research and early phase large molecule discovery set up. 
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, efficient, with strong attention to detail.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in relevant scientific fields (e.g., Biology) strongly preferred.
  • PMP certification  desirable, but not required.
  • Experience managing projects in early stage, large molecule discovery in large molecule discovery operations.
  • Understand distinctions between high-level program goals and day-today operations.
  • Experience in managing external suppliers, vendors, and other external alliances.
  • Ability to anticipate key challenges and proactively propose solutions.
  • Adaptive to changes and apply creative problem-solving skill to meet project and other operational needs.
  • Proficient in identifying and applying tools to effectively manage and track projects - MS Office suite, MS Project.
  • Create and implement new tools and work towards creating and implementing processes customized for furthering discovery research.
Physical Demands / Travel

The physical demands of this job are consistent with light office duties.  Travel (post-COVID) TBD.

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Work Environment

This position’s work environment is in an office or remote based.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered by an employee while performing the essential functions of this job.

*To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each role and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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