Job Details

Research Project Manager

Research Project Manager
Accepting BioReady
Full Time

Zymeworks Inc.

not disclosed
British Columbia
Date Posted
06/11/2018 - 07:00
Closing Date
06/12/2018 - 07:00
Job Description

Zymeworks is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of next-generation bispecific and multifunctional biotherapeutics.  Zymeworks’ suite of complementary therapeutic platforms and its fully-integrated drug development engine provide the flexibility and compatibility to precisely engineer and develop highly-differentiated product candidates.

Zymeworks is seeking a highly-motivated professional who is looking to grow their career with our company.

About the Position

Zymeworks is looking for a highly motivated Research Project Manager who is a biopharma industry professional with experience in managing research stage projects.  Candidates will have the ability to facilitate cross-functional activities and to leverage their industry expertise, acute attention to detail, and drive to succeed, to develop and execute on research project plans.  The Project Manager will be responsible for ensuring the operational excellence of research phase programs, including oversight and coordination of activities, timelines and associated deliverables. This position will report to the Director of Project Management. This position will be based in Vancouver, BC.

Education & Qualifications: 

University degree and a minimum of 5 to 7 years’ related experience in biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry or an equivalent combination of education and experience. PMP certification preferred

  • Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a cross-functional team. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work effectively in a high paced, fast changing environment.
  • Strong attention to detail, combined with an ability to maintain a broad strategic perspective.
  • Understanding of critical path and timeline implications of activity lead, lag, floats.
  • Proven conflict resolution skills, with demonstrated ability to identify issues and to work collaboratively to diagnose problems and generate potential solutions.
  • Proficiency with MS Office, utilization of PM software (Smartsheet, MS Project or other Gantting software).
Duties & Responsibilities: 
  • Provides management and operational support in the achievement of research and protein engineering project objectives. Works cross functionally with team leads and management to generate project plans.  Monitors progress against the plan, drives execution and assumes joint accountability with team leads and management for timelines, deliverables and budgets.
  • Liaises with CROs; prepares SOWs; schedules, monitors and reports progress on internal and external activities required for project progression.
  • Schedules and chairs team meetings.  Responsible for meeting agendas, minutes and follow-up of action items.
  • With team leads and management, generates program status updates and program review communications.
  • Leads the preparation of project budgets, updates of forecasts and issuance of variance explanations.
  • Adheres to records management and internal quality control SOPs.
  • As applicable, opportunity to work closely with the Alliance Manager Lead on external alliance(s), to monitor internal team progress against timelines and budget, and take part in external team meetings.
  • Fosters effective and collaborative working relationships with fellow employees, management and external partners.
  • Anticipates and identifies project risks, contributes to mitigation strategies and contingencies and supports timely action plans and issue resolution.
  • Is the client facing Project Manager for the Protein Engineering team and is responsible for management of PE department budgets and management of PE specific meetings. Works closely with Protein Engineering internal lab team to support continued efficient operation.
Other Information: 

Why Work for Us?

Zymeworks’ employees are passionate, engaged and extremely motivated to succeed.  We are excited by the cutting-edge science and technology, the endless possibilities this union holds and the sheer opportunity to be a part of something big.  To learn more about Zymeworks Inc. and our current openings, please visit our website at

We offer challenging career opportunities, competitive benefits and an environment that recognizes and rewards performance.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this challenging opportunity, please apply online at  Due to the high volume of applicants, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.