Senior Project Manager, Medical Science

Medical Health Sciences Parsippany, NJ


About Pacira

Pacira BioSciences, Inc. is a leading provider of non-opioid pain management and regenerative health solutions dedicated to improving outcomes for health care practitioners and their patients. Our in-depth knowledge of non-opioid pain management, coupled with our passion for advancing patient care, drives our commitment to providing solutions that address unmet medical needs and improve clinical results.

Why work with us?

Rarely do you have an opportunity to do work that really matters. What drives us is our mission. What makes us successful are our people.  At Pacira, you are part of an inclusive culture that fosters collaboration, growth, and innovative thinking - a place where you can make an impact and help change the standard of care in non-opioid pain management. Be part of our movement, let’s pursue excellence together.

The purpose of this position is to provide a broad range of project management and organizational, support, and functional coordination of activities to the Medical Science team, including Medical Information and Communications, Publications, Clinical Research and Real-World Evidence divisions. The Medical Science team also works closely with Clinical Operations, Regulatory, Medical Affairs and Marketing, and provides regular update to corporate leaders.


  • Manage assigned projects, including but not limited to planning, executing and closing to ensure the objectives of the projects are met.
  • Champions, organizes, and manages medical review submissions per guidelines process and maintains records on the appropriate portal for all medical assets.
  • Creates project planning schedules for inter and intra departmental projects.
  • Manages consultant and vendor contracts, working with procurement, legal/compliance and finance as needed
  • Manages resource allocation and in budget processes for applicable projects
  • Updates, maintains, and distributes status reports. Partners with the Business Leads, to keep status and next steps completely up-to-date for all projects
  • Assists with building and managing the Medical Science process for materials management in Veeva vault
  • Updates and maintains Medical Science pertinent documents, ensuring proper formatting and retention.
  • Proactively prepares materials for senior level presentations and/or meetings
  • Upholds quality control standards and practices.
  • Communicates changes, revisions, and approvals to the appropriate members of the team and potential vendors as needed for projects
  • Participates in monthly financial meetings and maintains proper financial records. Contribute to budgeting and forecasting.
  • Establishes objectives, priorities, and organize a practical work schedule, ensuring effectiveness by following through on each print job to each stage of completion
  • Ensures efficient flow of activities and works with cross company operations team members to gain alignment and develop tools, update processes as needed. This includes the development of templates, slides, reports and smartsheets to accurately capture key performance indicators.
  • Manages Medical Science communication flow (from internal and external constituents).


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Minimum of 5 years of health sciences experience is required; pharmaceutical industry or related experience is preferred; work in the areas of operations, and/or project management a plus.
  • Understanding of pharmaceutical industry compliance.
  • Experience with managing contracts with consultants and vendors, experience with Ariba a plus.
  • Formal project management training (e.g. PMP) a plus.
  • Experience with Veeva Vault a plus.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Project Management software.
  • Demonstrated project management skills (full project life cycle) with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with troubleshooting/problem solving abilities.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational, time management, problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written English communications skills including ability to communicate about technical data.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well across teams and functions with the ability to work well in a matrix environment.
  • Proven ability to work effectively on a team in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Proven ability to work proactively in a fast paced and changing business environment under minimal supervision.

EEO Statement

Pacira is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants because of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), veteran status, disability or genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

At Pacira we are committed to intentionally cultivating a culture of inclusion where all feel welcomed and valued for their background, perspectives, and experiences. We hold one another accountable to promote trust and transparency in support of our communities and collective purpose.