Associate Director, Project Management

Daly City, CA 94014

Posted: 03/12/2021 Job Category: Pharma / Biotech Job Number: 2397

Job Description

Associate Director, Project Management
Industry: Biopharma
Status: Full-Time Employee
Location: San Francisco Bay Area


  • You will be encouraged to share ideas and make a difference as you help drive the direction of clinical drug development studies
  • You will manage project teams and be responsible for the planning, development, and execution of timelines
  • You will conduct risk assessments, scenario planning, tracking of key activity metrics, and issue resolution
  • You will drive clinical study reports, portfolio management, and CMC management
  • You will draft agendas, manage program meetings, and implement meeting action items
  • You will assist the development team in reviewing protocols and documents and assist with regulatory submission guidelines


  • Our client is forward-thinking in its pursuit of novel therapies for the treatment of rare disease
  • You will be on the ground floor of a public company that is experiencing growth
  • Exceptional professional opportunity with future career advancement
  • You will be welcomed with a competitive compensation and benefits package


  • Master's degree in the life sciences or related field
  • 5+ years' project-management experience with a biopharmaceutical company
  • Experience in managing and leading cross functional project teams and CROs/vendors
  • Experience coordinating interdepartmental activities and efforts to meet protocol and program goals


At ABA Search, we value professionalism, honesty, and hard work. We're positive, innovative thinkers, and we use creativity to turn challenges into opportunities. We thrive on deepening our expertise. We're passionate about placements and committed to the success of our clients and candidates. That's what makes us "the name to know in recruitment."

In 2020, ABA Search was recognized by Forbes to be one of America’s Best Recruiting Firms in both the Professional Search (#37) and Executive Search (#124) categories! ABA Search is one of only 69 top-performing firms in America awarded in both categories! For the past 2 years, ABA has been ranked as one of the Best Professional Recruiting Firms in America.

Meet Your Recruiter

Denise Levine
Director, Executive Search - Biometrics

Denise joined ABA in 2019, as a Director of Executive Search. She has been working as a Recruiter for the past 16 years, 10 of which have been supporting the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical industries, specifically in the areas of biometrics and clinical trials. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Emmanuel College in Boston, MA. Denise takes pride in developing long-term relationships and is particularly excited about getting to know clients and candidates beyond the job description and the resume. She is passionate about connecting top talent with the right opportunity. 

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Denise played soccer throughout her youth and also in college. She's currently the Assistant Coach to her son's soccer team. Denise lives in Placer County where she enjoys family time with her husband, two boys, and their chocolate lab, Suzy. She spends her weekends on house projects, gardening, crafting, coaching her son’s soccer team, exploring, spending time with friends and family, and camping.

Favorite things to do in Placer County: Exploring all of the fun activities Placer County has to offer, lake days, and wine tasting

Favorite Quote: "Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you." – Walt Whitman

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