Scientific Project Co-ordinator contract, Basel, Switzerland

Scientific Project Co-ordinator contract, Basel, Switzerland

Job Title: Scientific Project Co-ordinator contract, Basel, Switzerland
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Basel
Salary: CHF 450 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: J16115
Contact Name: Steve Twinley
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 17, 2019 12:43

Job Description

An urgent contract opportunity for a Scientific Project Coordinator, to undertake global projects in Basel, Switzerland for a major Pharmaceutical company. We are looking for a Pharmaceutical professional with a life science degree and proven experience in leading or co-ordinating projects that are based on collaborations with a range of stakeholders. Knowledge of scientific / clinical data management, statistical data analysis or scientific writing would be an advantage. You will paid up to CHF 450 per day and this contract will ideally start at short notice, running until the end of 2019 (with the possibility of extension beyond this).

Full details will be provided on application. Your main accountabilities will be:
  • Guide and support project team and stakeholders in planning and implementation of business objectives / outcomes set by senior managers and executives.
  • Thoughtful planning: Implement strong project management to set teams up for success;
  • Design, prepare for and effectively facilitate team meetings and/or interactions (agenda setting, outcomes and action item management)
  • Decision-making: Support day-to-day decision-making by the teams through appropriate preparation, communication, information management and removing of obstacles
  • Relationship building: Build and maintain positive, trust-based working relationships with key stakeholders inside and outside of the organization
  • Communications: Design and implement communication plans targeting relevant individuals or groups inside and outside of the organization
  • Continuous Learning & Improvement: Build in feedback loops to monitor project team/stakeholder “health” and take steps to improve interaction/dynamics
  • Solution / Project Definition: Partner with the Showcase Analytics Lead and Key Stakeholders to align on scope and desired outcomes for performance objectives
  • Goal / Value Tracking: Lead thoughtful planning, tracking and communication of specific goals to ensure transparency and business impact
  • Agility: Continuously and flexibly integrate organizational priorities and challenges into planning and execution of functional solutions/service delivery 
  • 3+ years coordinating / managing complex projects in a fast-paced, dynamic, customer-oriented pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry matrix environment
  • Life science or related degree
  • Very good organizational skills along with expertise in vendor / contract / license management and attuned stakeholder management
  • Excellent communication skills in English both verbally and in writing
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite
  • Proficiency in web-based planning systems such as Smartsheet and Jira
  • Business excellence skills: Develop efficient processes/approaches for the team based on business knowledge and proactive collaboration with others to get things done
  • Collaboration skills: Effectively collaborate within and across multiple organizations and with stakeholders of various background and skill sets; Contributes actively to group learning from both success and failures
  • Communication skills: Able to simplify a complex set of components into a simple, effective message; Proactively determines communication needs and implements messaging
  • Initiative: Able to define priorities and focus on areas that add value; Self-motivated and disciplined to deliver results; Asks for feedback to continuously improve own work and that of the group
  • Problem solver: Ability to work in unstructured and ambiguous environments; Demonstrate ability to develop and present sound proposals and recommendations; Brings experience in implementing and embedding solutions, not just information-gathering to management.
  • Leading skills: Takes full accountability for their work; Speaks up and takes on new work scope to support team and function effectiveness
Nice to Haves:
  • Experience in one or several of the following areas is considered a plus: scientific / clinical data management, statistical data analysis, scientific writing
  • International teamwork or global functional experience is preferred
  • Project Management certification, Lean Six Sigma certification or Decision Science certification are a plus