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.

Project Manager, Oncology Large Molecule Discovery R&D

Location: South San Francisco, CA or Remote

Reports To:

Associate Director, Large Molecule Discovery R&D

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 Project Manager will play a prominent role in managing projects within the Large Molecule Oncology Discovery R&D program portfolio with a focus on research, preclinical, and early development. The role will be responsible for understanding project 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 any needs for outsourcing and actively engage in identifying, evaluating, engaging and managing external collaborators and vendors to meet outsourcing needs.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Position*
  • Coordinate with functional leads of translational, mechanistic biology, antibody, and protein engineering (and other key stakeholders) to plan, execute, track, and deliver project tasks and activities meeting project deliverables within scope, timeline, and budget.
  • Facilitate project meetings with internal and external stakeholders (if applicable) including establishing agendas, drafting minutes and tracking action items ensuring project deliverables are met.
  • Facilitate the drafting of project updates and reports, PowerPoint slide presentations, memos as needed for projects and maintain project document repository.
  • Support the creation of an organizational project management framework to be utilized across different functional groups including the build out of new process(es).
  • Actively engage in meeting project outsourcing needs by coordinating with team members to identify, assess, establish, and manage activities involving external collaborators and vendors.
  • Facilitate in managing day-to-day operational activities by coordinating with different functional teams, legal, procurement, finance, and other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assist in building and operationalizing large molecule discovery labs.
  • Proactively navigate changes occurring in priorities and adapt to drive project outcomes ensuring re-alignment with program deliverables in changing landscape.
  • Proficient in adaptive communications. Able to effectively communicate and navigate through technical and non-technical audiences across cross-functional departments within the company and external collaborators.
  • 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.
Required Qualifications and Background
  • BS degree in relevant scientific fields (e.g., Biology) required; advanced degree preferred. PMP certification is desirable, not required.
  • 3-5+ years project management experience in within Biotech and pharmaceutical research within early phase large molecule discovery set up.
  • Experience in managing projects in early stage large molecule discovery in large molecule discovery operations.
  • Understand differences between high-level program goals and day-today operations.
  • Experience in managing external suppliers, vendors, and other external alliances.
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, efficient, with strong attention to detail.
  • 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.

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.  

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.

Loxo Oncology, Inc. is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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