Reports To: Senior Vice-President and Chief Scientific Officer
Location: Princeton, NJ

Position Summary

This position is responsible for providing technical and operational management/oversight for the Company’s nonclinical vaccine and therapeutic development programs, particularly with regard to the Soligenix biodefense program(s). This role will support Soligenix project teams in development and successful completion of projects according to rigorous scientific and regulatory standards within agreed upon timelines and budgets. This position is responsible for overseeing the activities of both internal staff and external contractors supporting the Company’s initiatives. The Biodefense development programs will largely pursue regulatory approval via the Animal Rule and be significantly funded by federal (e.g., NIH, BARDA) grant/contract. Interaction with government funding agencies will be necessary as required.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee the technical/operational management of internal and external resources for the accurate and timely creation and dissemination of project milestones
  • Develop Project Plans and timelines, manage and track tasks and milestones
  • Coordinate and participate in the completion of pre-clinical studies, and subsequent assistance with the submission of successful Investigational New Drug (IND) applications to FDA
  • Coordinate and participate in the completion of follow up requests, including compilation and submission to regulatory authorities
  • Identify problems and coordinate tasks necessary to solve them
  • Author grant applications and reports as required
    Manage the generation of all necessary reports and tracking systems
  • Coordinate the efforts of all key functional departments to perform all project/grant related activities according to established milestones
  • Manage the project budget and specifications to ensure project goals are achieved according to the project plan and management expectations
  • Some travel required

Educational Requirements (degree, license, certification):

  • Project Management Experience
  • PhD in scientific discipline, immunology or toxicology preferred


  • Minimum of 5 – 8 years of experiences involved in conducting/managing preclinical studies required.

Physical Requirements / Working Conditions Of Position:

  • NA

Other Skills And Abilities:

  • Vaccine drug development experience
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple projects simultaneously with aggressive timelines
  • Experience and have demonstrated an ability to manage at a high level of productivity with minimal infrastructure
  • Experience in budget planning, management and reconciliation
    Proficient knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project
  • Experience in outsourcing management and oversight
  • Ability to function well in a cohesive management team environment; strong goals and results oriented
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing processes and systems is a strong plus
  • Experience in Federal Grant funding activities

How to Apply

Please provide resume, references, and current location via e-mail to Compensation will be commensurate with experience. No phone calls, please.

Manager/Director, Vaccine Development
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