Sr Project Manager - Labs

Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD)

Athlone, Ireland

Job Description

Sr Project Manager – Labs 

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life - enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We provide our teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while taking science a step beyond through research, development and delivery of life-changing therapies. With clinical trials conducted in 100+ countries and ongoing development of novel frameworks for clinical research through our PPD clinical research portfolio, our work spans laboratory, digital and decentralized clinical trial services. Your determination to deliver quality and accuracy will improve health outcomes that people and communities depend on – now and in the future. 

Location/Division Specific Information

Our PPD® Laboratory Services team has a direct impact on improving patient health through the expertise of scientists, industry thought-leaders and therapeutic guides. As the world leader in serving science, our laboratory professionals bring their commitment to accuracy and quality to deliver groundbreaking innovations. 

A day in the Life:

  • Manages and has direct oversight for a portfolio of projects for a specific client and is accountable for overall project/portfolio performance.

  • Proactively identifies resources, budgets projects,

  • Prioritizes client's portfolio in line with site-wide portfolio of projects and is the primary

  • operational interface between PPD and the client. 

  • Negotiates and makes real-time decisions with the client. 

  • Provides internal consulting on project management issues and identifies opportunities for process and efficiency improvement. 

  • Acts as chief liaison to the operational personnel of major clients and is responsible for large study programs.

Keys to Success: 


  • Bachelor's in a scientific discipline•

  •  8+ years experience in (pharmaceutical) project management

  •  Executive level presentation experience 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Strong science and/or business acumen

  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills

  • Superior time management, planning, and organizational skills

  • Proven analytical skills

  • Demonstrated compliance with procedures and policies

  • Ability to perform multiple tasks effectively in a stressful environment

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in Project Management

  • Strong client relationship management skills

  • Ability to work effectively with multi-level teams

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced undefined environment

  • Strong negotiation skills

Physical Requirements / Work Environment 

  • Work is performed in a laboratory and/or a clinical environment with exposure to electrical office equipment.

  • Occasional drives to site locations, occasional domestic travel.

  • Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms.

  • Rare exposure to skin and lung irritants, radiation, toxic materials and hazardous waste.

  • Personal protective equipment required such as protective eyewear, garments and gloves.

  • Exposure to fluctuating and/or extreme temperatures on rare occasions.


We offer competitive remuneration, annual incentive plan bonus, healthcare, and a range of employee benefits. Thermo Fisher Scientific offers employment with an innovative, forward-thinking organization, and outstanding career and development prospects. We offer an exciting company culture that stands for integrity, intensity, involvement, and innovation!

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory with PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued. 

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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