Project Coordinator, Enteric Vaccine Development - Washington, DC

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Competitive salary
Oct 06, 2016
Dec 01, 2016
Result Type
Position Type
Full Time

Project Coordinator, Enteric Vaccine Development
Job Location: 
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Company Location: United States, Washington, D.C.
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

PATH is currently recruiting for a Project Coordinator to support key project activities within vaccine development, including project scope, timeline, resources, risk, and partner and internal communications.
PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms-vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations-that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.
PATH’s Center for Vaccine Innovation and Access brings together our expertise across every stage of the long and complex process of vaccine research, development, and delivery to make lifesaving vaccines widely available to children and communities across the world. CVIA’s current portfolio encompasses more than two dozen vaccines either in development or already in use to protect against 15 different diseases. Our focus is on vaccines to address the leading diseases that claim children’s lives worldwide: pneumonia, diarrheal disease, and malaria; as well as other global health priorities, such as polio and meningitis. We work in partnership with national health ministries, pharmaceutical manufacturers, donors, international financing and regulatory organizations, and many others. PATH has led numerous global partnerships, including the award-winning Meningitis Vaccine Project and the Malaria Vaccine Initiative, which helped develop the first malaria vaccine candidate recommended for pilot implementation.
The Project Coordinator will be part of the Project and Portfolio Management function within CVIA, drawing on the experience of staff members working across the portfolio for mentorship and alignment. For this assignment, the Project Coordinator will work closely with the Enteric Vaccine Initiative (EVI) Director, Project Manager, and scientific, technical, and other project staff, and will be responsible for making critical connections among CVIA staff and partners on clinical, manufacturing, and other issues related to the development of new enteric vaccine candidates. 
The EVI is working with a variety of partners to accelerate the development of vaccines to prevent disease in populations most at risk for enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) or Shigella. EVI is working on a portfolio of vaccine candidates that will lead to an increase of safe, effective, and affordable enteric vaccines for use in the developing world. 

  • Coordinate and contribute to the preparation of a Product Development Plan that includes major steps of development, covering scope, time, resources, risk assessment and mitigation.
  • Coordinate execution of activities to be performed by EVI, partners, and contractors, on time and within budget, pertaining to process development, manufacturing, regulatory submissions, and clinical activities. Help ensure these activities are carried out in compliance with applicable GCP, GMP, GLP, ICH, FDA, and WHO prequalification guidelines.
  • Assist in the analysis of risks, opportunities, and changes during vaccine development. Coordinate and contribute to the implementation of corrective actions and risk mitigation plans. Assist in establishing criteria for decision-making.
  • Coordinate and contribute to the preparation of proposals and reports and development of project-related briefings and presentations.
  • Provide coordination support for execution of clinical trials.
  • Serve as a point of contact for coordination of communications between the EVI team and partners or contractors and their administrative staffs.
  • Other tasks and activities as required.

Required Experience 

  • A proven experience coordinating and integrating multiple projects for biological product development, preferably within the bio-pharmaceutical industry.
  • A high-level understanding of the product development process with knowledge of vaccines preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in life sciences; or equivalent education and experience.
  • Superior organizational skills demonstrated in managing scientific development work.
  • Proficient in project management tools, such as Microsoft Project and Excel desired.
  • Experience using web-based information sharing tools such as SharePoint and Skype for Business desired.
  • Good analytical skills and global vision.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multisite/multicultural organization and as part of a team.
  • Willingness to travel internationally and domestically up to 20 percent.

Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

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PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.
PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.