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Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. Senior Project Manager in Newton, Massachusetts


  • Key position to lead teams to deliver strategic project(s) that span across multiple departments

  • Manage cross-functional activities around aggressive timelines and escalate critical issues to the Executive Team

  • Management and timely escalation of issues, risks and project change requests to ensure successful and on-time project delivery

  • Contribute to process improvement initiatives as it relates to improving project delivery


  • Lead key submission preparations for NDA, MAA, and other submissions as needed. Also lead response team for FDA information requests regarding NDA and MAA submissions.

  • Establish a project strategy for each submission, managing prioritization of project activities and processes development to enable the team to meet aggressive timelines

  • Help build and maintain high level submission timelines (IND, NDA, MAA, DSUR, IB, Protocols, etc.) to enable departments to view, manage, prioritize, and resource activities

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to build and maintain submission content plans and project timelines

  • Work with departmental leads to ensure optimal capacity and project planning, implementing systems-based project management processes where appropriate

  • Provide leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals and proactively address concerns by brainstorming and assessing potential solutions

  • Drive, communicate and record key decisions and action items through meeting minutes, decision logs, and action item trackers

  • Communicate project updates such as key milestones, deliverables, dependencies, risks and mitigation plans to executive and department leadership

  • Create and maintain tracking tools, including project portals, dashboards and reports using Smartsheet

  • Work with teams to procure adequate resources to achieve project objectives in planned timeframes

  • Work with departmental leaders to advance areas which are highlighted for process improvements

  • Delegate and oversee tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel

  • Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence


  • Advanced degree (e.g. MS, PhD, PharmD) and at least 4 to 6 years of project management experience

  • Strong knowledge in drug discovery and development and/ or clinical research or related health sciences filed or a bachelor’s degree with equivalent experience

  • Excellent organizational skills ability to manage several priorities simultaneously

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Ability to work as part of a team and individually

  • Solutions oriented, able to lead and motivate others to find solutions to address problems

  • Ability to influence without authority and to act as a leader on a wide range of complex activities where judgment and expertise are critical to project success

Karyopharm Therapeutics is a global commercial-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel first-in-class drugs directed against nuclear transport targets for the treatment of cancer and other major diseases.

Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. (the "Company") is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion/creed, national origin, marital status, ancestry, citizenship, military, reservist or veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, gender expression, physical or mental disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state or local law. Consistent with its obligations under applicable law, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation in the application process, please contact a member of the Company’s Human Resources department.

ID: 2020-1580

Street: 85 Wells Ave.