Senior Project Leader

Project Management · Oslo/Copenhagen, Oslo/Copenhagen
Department Project Management
Employment Type Full-Time

About the role 

We are strengthening our Project management function and are looking for a Senior Project leader to join us at Vaccibody. This is a unique opportunity to become part of our rapidly growing, exciting and dedicated Vaccibody team - allowing you to gain knowledge from and contribute to strategic drug development projects at one of Scandinavia´s leading Biotech companies.


As a Senior Project Leader at Vaccibody you will become part of a small PM team responsible for leading strategic development projects, implementation of project tools and portfolio management and you will establish and lead project teams as well as plan, execute and report on projects. Moreover, you will:

  • Be responsible for leading strategic drug development projects, building project strategies and plans 
  • Produce high-quality, timely deliverables and strong continuous drive within projects 
  • Proactively build our Vaccibody team, ensuring that our culture is aligned with people´s values and foster a work environment where people thrive at work 
  • You inspire and motivate across cross functional project teams at Vaccibody, and enjoy working in international environments 
  • Actively take part in strengthening the project-driven organization and implementation of project tools 
  • Responsible for establishing, communicate, and execute on project plans resulting in achievement of project goals 
  • Track and report on the agreed project plans including timelines, risk management, budget and resource estimates 
  • Ensure together with Line Management that work is performed in accordance with current guidelines and Vaccibody’s quality assurance system 
  • The role may also include collaboration and involvement with external collaboration partners 

Key qualifications:

  • MSc within medical, biological, pharmaceutical science or equivalent  
  • Minimum 10 years experience with global drug development 
  • Minimum 5 years experience from similar roles within project management/leadership 
  • Experience with early-stage clinical development is an advantage
  • You can lead, motivate and inspire teams to excel in a high performance culture 
  • You have the ability to adapt quickly, you can manage and handle multiple projects, prioritise work, and meet deadlines in a timely manner 
  • Work independently, excellent at planning and not afraid of taking responsibility 
  • Experience from Global/International companies is an advantage
  • You are organized, communicate in an easy and engaging way and understand the importance of stakeholder management. You thrive in an agile working environment, and can focus during hectic times 
  • Fluent in English and the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing 

The role will report to our Project director.

Location: The candidate can be positioned in Forskningsparken/Oslo Science Park, or the Medicon Valley region of Copenhagen/Malmo. 

Deadline: October 1st. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We look forward to receive your application! Should you have any further questions, please reach out to us: Applications sent by e-mail will not be accepted. 


Who are we looking for?  

When hiring new employees, we also look for the individuals who are inspired by Vaccibody’s entrepreneurial spirit and whom we think would be a good fit with our collaborative and inclusive company culture. We believe that you are driven by an eagerness to learn, you are proactive and not afraid of facing new challenges. You are also pragmatic about the tradeoffs between features and timelines, as well as quality-conscious and accurate. Moreover, you are ambitious and have an appetite for working in a growing start-up company to “get things done”. 


We can offer a unique opportunity to work at one of Scandinavia’s most interesting biotech companies, with a competent and dedicated Vaccibody team who develops cutting edge vaccine technology. With challenging responsibilities in a fun and dynamic work environment you will have the possibility to grow your personal skills through continuous learning and development in close collaboration with colleagues who focus on quality and efficiency. 


Why join our Vaccibody team?

At Vaccibody, we offer a fun and dynamic international working environment. The people are at the heart of our organization, which is why we always keep striving to offer a workplace where we cheer each other on and find motivation. Your skills and competencies are unique and to ensure continued development our aspiration is to provide you with good opportunities for personal growth. We care about each other.

About us

Our company was founded in 2007 and has since then, become one of the world’s most exciting Biotech companies, rapidly growing. Today we are counting more than 60 amazing employees within medical and development teams, manufacturing, bioinformatics, and research teams. We use the Vaccibody technology to generate therapeutics with best-in-class potential to treat cancers with a high unmet medical need. Furthermore, we also focus our research on infectious diseases and immune tolerance. We closely collaborate with Roche and Nektar Therapeutics. And we are proud to have entered into a worldwide license and collaboration agreement with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, to develop individualized neoantigen cancer vaccines.

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  • Location
    Oslo/Copenhagen, Oslo/Copenhagen
  • Department
    Project Management
  • Employment Type