Senior Project Manager Oncology

San Francisco Bay Area, CA 94404

Posted: 05/02/2023 Job Category: Pharma / Biotech Job Number: 2655

Job Description

Senior Project Manager- Oncology
Industry: Biotech/Pharma
Status: Full-Time
Location: San Francisco Bay Area


  • Serve as project manager focused on strategic problem solving and risk management for oncology projects.
  • Collaborate and partner with Program Leaders and Global Development Teams to ensure strategy success across multi-faceted projects.

  • Prepare documentation and act as project liaison for Governance and other leadership meetings.

  • Responsible for consistent communication of project status and activities to stakeholders.

  • Aid in the optimization of processes that maximize asset output for the disease area and assigned molecules


  • Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, our client is a worldwide biopharmaceutical leader, spanning six continents.

  • Deeply invested in promoting health for millions worldwide through researching and developing advanced medical technology.

  • Dedicated to simplifying care internationally for those affected by life-threatening illness

  • Committed to diversity and inclusion

  • Industry leading compensation


  • Ph.D. with at least 2+ years of experience focused on project management within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience working on programs in drug discovery and development.
  • An outgoing, collaborative connector, who is comfortable with discovery and development projects involving cross-functional leadership.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.

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 energized by the legal, life science, and pharmaceutical industries, passionate about staffing, and committed to the success of our clients and candidates. That's what makes us "the name to know in recruitment."

Meet Your Recruiter

Mandy Farmaian, CSC

Mandy helped found ABA in 1986 with Valli Farmaian. With her love of people and innate ability to nurture relationships, she knew the staffing industry was where she wanted to be, and she hasn’t looked back since. In her role as president, Mandy spearheads ABA’s Sales and Recruiting efforts, leading the ABA team in candidate searches and development of ABA’s Life Sciences, Technology, and Legal divisions. Her extensive network of Bay Area talent and employers as well as her years of expertise in recruiting and professional placement are the key drivers to ABA’s success – earning the company a spot on the Inc. 500 as one of the fastest growing companies in the US. She has successfully completed retained and contingency search for attorneys as well as technology executives.

Having established Legal as one of ABA’s core divisions, Mandy returned to ABA after three years working with the Eastridge Group. Under her guidance, these divisions provide staffing solutions to some of the Bay Area’s top technology companies as well as law firms and corporate legal departments.

Mandy earned her BA in political science and French literature from the University of California, Berkeley. After several years of city life in San Francisco, she moved with her family to Hillsborough, CA where she remains active in the community and is a board member of the San Mateo County Health Foundation.

Favorite things to do in the Bay Area: Hiking, movies, and farmers markets (and the occasional tennis game!).

Favorite quote: “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

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