Project Coordinator (1018-679)

Rockville, Maryland, United States
Jan 12, 2018
Mar 09, 2018
Full Time

The Project Coordinator is a hands-on, non-supervisory position responsible for providing coordination of projects that support development, and production of materials necessary to advance the standard setting activities within the Global Biologics. The incumbent in this role will facilitate the development of key processes and will develop tools to enhance tracking of the department’s projects and portfolios, provide project leadership, and coordination of database systems within a fast-paced environment.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees, tracks and reports on progress of department projects:
    • Manages the day to day operations that relate to reference standard development and release. These include but not limited to: vendor identification and qualification, organizing sites visits, engagement of internal stakeholders in cross-functional activities, and management of outside contacts that includes current and potential donors and partners.
    • Uses and develops high quality management methodologies, such as schedules, timelines and databases to help drive timely product delivery for the required strategic and/or project plans.
    • Completes project management tasks that include creating and maintaining project plans, coordinates with project team members to help ensure they meet established project goals and milestones, coordinates and facilitates project team meetings and communications.
  • Serve as member of the Biologics Program Unit team (PUT) Core or sub teams as needed, and communicate updates and decisions to relevant staff and within the PUT subteams.
  • Assists the department and the PUT with performing due diligence and works closely with Business Development, Reference Standards Production, Quality Assurance teams on evaluating potential vendors for consideration for project partnerships (e.g., fill-finish, contract manufacturing organizations)
  • Tracks conference attendance and outreach visits for the department, to ensure alignment with the workplan of the program unit, while maintaining the planned budget.  
  • Works with Expert Committee Managers to ensure consistent quality in planning and alignment of work of the expert committee with the biologics program unit goals
  • Effectively communicates for the department to ensure consistent quality and maintain the program unit content of the internet, intranet pages as well as social media content.
  • Produce and deploy electronic content such as e-newsletters and e-blasts as needed
  • Support scientific staff with SWS workflows creation, and sending receipt letters to sponsor correspondents


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Scientific Discipline Or 3 years of experience working in a Biotech/Pharma company
  • Minimum of three (3) years in a team support role, supporting project management or coordinating projects.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong computer literacy, and advanced experience with MS Office suite.
  • Experience with publishing programs. Web skills a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple concurrent assignments in a timely manner.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including verbal and non-verbal communication, listening and problem solving skills.
  • Strong professionalism, accountability, and helpfulness, and possesses a customer service mentality.
  • Strong written communication skills, with good level of English grammar and spelling
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Ability and desire to work well with diverse employees and customers in a cooperative and friendly manner.
  • Results driven with demonstrated successful outcomes.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

USP offers an impressive benefits package, including:

  • Generous paid time off – 13 paid holidays, 10 sick days and 15 vacation days per year to start
  • An annual 401(k) contribution, beginning after 1 year of service, of 10% of pay (base and bonus) every pay period that vests immediately
  • Comprehensive individual and family healthcare plans with affordable premiums and low annual deductibles ($250/individual or $500/family)

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. USP’s drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, and these standards are used in more than 140 countries.

Being a part of USP means belonging to a diverse culture made up of more than 1,000 talented professionals working together at five international locations. We share our expertise in science, IT, human resources, quality assurance, communications, administrative management, and more...all to support an overall mission dedicated to making a difference by providing standards and programs that help improve the quality of medicines, dietary supplements, and foods worldwide.

USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.

USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP. 

Job Location Rockville, Maryland, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular