R&D Project Manager


In order to continue supporting our clients with their future challenges, we are always looking for colleagues to join our Modis Life Sciences team. You feel connected with our company values & would like to join our team? Check if you match the core profile.

As an R&D project manager you help our customers to better deliver their projects. You listen to their needs, give advice, and support them with tools to optimize their project management approach.

At the customer, you manage projects across the R&D value chain from project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling to final delivery. You coordinate cross functional project teams within a specific domain of the drug development cycle. You manage and ensure an effective communication with all stakeholders.

In general, the R&D project manager will have the following core responsibilities at the customer:

  • Translate scientific strategy into comprehensive cross-functional project plans that are aligned with the broader organizational objectives.
  • Define the budget and resource needs, create the work breakdown structure, set deliverables, perform critical path analysis, compose the project team.
  • Monitor and optimize project planning, control resources, scope, and budget.
  • Manage the functional project team and take full accountability of project delivery, balancing quality, scope, and timelines.
  • Conduct contingency planning, perform scenario analysis, identify, and manage operational risks and issues.
  • Ensure effective and efficient project communication, report the project status to, and manage stakeholders.
  • Report project progress and delivery to the program manager.


  • Master’s degree in life sciences such as pharmacy, biology, bio engineering or biomedical sciences (PhD is an asset).
  • Previous experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical technology, or healthcare sector.
  • Good knowledge of the drug development cycle, particularly the complex interaction between various contributors (preclinical, clinical, CMC, regulatory etc.) is a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills to cope with multi-tasking which result in a goal-oriented approach without losing the attention to details.
  • Excellent communication skills in setting clear objectives, persuading others to accept new approaches and gaining alignment on divergent issues.
  • Good coaching, collaboration, and leadership skills.
  • Good knowledge of project management methodology (waterfall, scrum) and project planning tools (MS Project, Planisware ...) is a plus.
  • Project management certification (PMP® or equivalent) is a plus.
  • Able to work in an international environment and as part of virtual project teams.
  • Perfectly English speaking (Dutch is a plus).
  • Literacy in MS Office suite.


At Modis, we offer a career that spans countless industries, projects and challenges. We train our people to a level where they are entrusted with responsibility. We encourage every person to apply their learnings in one discipline to another, so we can innovate together and unlock new ways of working.

Throughout your career at Modis, you benefit from personalized follow-up by our talent managers. They will help you to develop your skills through personalized coaching and training in both hard and soft skills. They will build a personalized coaching map according to your competences and to your ambitions.

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Innovative technologies, smart devices and constantly evolving therapies are transforming the life sciences sector. We connect your skills and ambitions to the life sciences projects and opportunities you need to thrive! We are constantly looking for experts that want to excel and be at the forefront of medical advances & patient care. Whether the life sciences ecosystem is new for you, or you are an experienced professional: we help you put your talent first! Come join us!


For more information please contact Katrien Dooms: katrien.dooms@modisbelgium.be



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