Salary Competitive

Join our company that is thriving to improve human health. We're dedicated to creating an innovative and excellent culture that motivates our staff to realize their full potential. We're looking for passionate people who want to make a valuable contribution and who share our vision. Our global company provides a positive and dynamic work environment with opportunities for professional growth. You will have the chance to work in an international environment with supportive colleagues who will help you thrive.

Job Purpose:

The Project Manager (PM) is the responsible person for study delivery, budget management and customer communication for a given portfolio of customer projects. The PM works alongside internal stakeholders to drive delivery, anticipate risks, problem solve and manage budgets, while acting as the primary point of contact for a sponsor/customer, ensuring we deliver against agreed milestones while delivering strong customer satisfaction. A senior Project Manager will additionally act as a mentor to other team members, drive internal process improvements and use experience to manage more complex customer projects. Will act as the backup for the Head of Project Management when needed.

Main areas of responsibility:


  • Prepares overall study plan and ensures compliance with standard processes, policies and procedures to allow project execution.

  • Anticipates risks within study, identifies mitigation strategies, continually monitors and implements corrective actions as required.

  • Drives project/study completion and continued project progression.

  • Manages delivery in line with customer budget.


  • Primary point of contact for internal and external communication for study delivery.

  • Works with internals stakeholders to ensure agreed study delivery timelines remain on track.

  • Provides clear, concise, professional communication to keep customer/sponsor updated with study specific progress, timelines, and budget management.

  • Responds to customer emails within 24 hours.

  • Shares progress updates as required to ensures all members remain engaged and aligned.

  • Follows internal escalation process for resolution of challenges identified within projects.

Timeline management

  • Liaises with internal stakeholders to ensure appropriate resource allocation to allow timely delivery of milestones, as per contract.

  • Where possible, accelerates delivery of project milestones for timely closure of project(s).

  • Is the point of contact to explain timelines and next steps to the customer/sponsor.

Management of budget

  • Manages delivery of the project within the contracted budgeted.

  • Updates the customer/sponsor of any additional budget requirements and works with the assigned APM and Business Operations to develop quote updates if scope changes.

  • Has a thorough understanding of study budget(s) and prepares revenue forecast, monthly invoices, and end of study reconciliation.

Qualification/Experience required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in life sciences or related field 

  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Laboratory Practice

  • 5+ years global project management experience

  • 5+ years experience of clinical trials and drug development

  • Highly experienced in complex budget management

Skills and Competencies required:

  • General understanding of bioanalytical & biomarkers services to provide support if needed.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ability to drive and motivate internal stakeholders.

  • Ability to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively.

  • Detail orientated approach and ability to work well under pressure.

Benefits at our company:

  • Competitive market salaries in each country

  • Discretionary bonus based on performance each year (subject to company performance and budget)

  • Annual Inflationary increases to salary (subject to budget and inflation)

  • Training and Development opportunities, ensuring each employee has a personal development plan and identifying relevant courses to improve (including LinkedIn Learning)

  • Identifying a Career path for promotion potential and working with Managers to determine milestones to be achieved.

  • Locally applied benefits per country, including annual leave and competitive pension contributions.

  • Flexible working options

  • Statutory/Public Holidays – flexible to be taken when chosen or on the actual public holiday.

  • Regular employee engagement and wellness surveys

  • Regular communication and engagement through BambooHR announcements and Town Hall meetings

  • Strong applicant tracking system for recruitment and ensuring the onboarding process is an enjoyable experience for all new employees.

  • End of year celebratory functions.

  • Social events & end of year function

  • Family friendly leave for sick, paternity, maternity and parental


Home office based; candidate ideally located close to our lab locations in Cape Town, London, Berlin, Turku or Rockville.

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Skill development
Skill development

We want to take you from good to great.

Maternity / paternity leave
Maternity / paternity leave

Kids are the future, go spend time with them.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Working at
Synexa Life Sciences

Synexa Life Sciences has established its position as a leading specialist in clinical biomarker stratification and bioanalysis. For over 20 years, Synexa Life Sciences has supported large and emerging biopharma customers across the globe to achieve their clinical milestones through the delivery of cutting-edge biomarker and bioanalytical services. Synexa specializes in the development, validation and delivery of a wide range of complex and custom-designed assays across five laboratory locations. Synexa Life Sciences’ guiding principles are reflected in our collaborative approach to providing customized, flexible solutions to meet our customers specific needs. We pride ourselves on our scientific know how and our ability to partner with our customers to contribute to the furtherment of scientific development and ultimately better management and treatment of human health. Synexa is a privately held company, backed by Gilde Healthcare, a specialized European healthcare investor. Synexa is led by a growing team of industry experts and highly experienced scientists based across five laboratory locations including Berlin, London, Cape Town, Turku (Finland) and Rockville, Maryland (USA). Priding ourselves as a leading player at the forefront of our industry we have recently acquired Syrinx Bioanalytical group to enhance our offering and provide our customers with a broader range of services, deeper scientific expertise, a wider set of analytical platforms across an expanded geographical footprint. Over the coming years, Synexa aims to continue to grow, both organically and through acquisitions, to ensure we can meet the needs of our expanding customer base while becoming the leading global specialist in biomarker and bioanalytical solutions for the clinical trial industry.

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