Program Associate

Program Associate- CVIA Integrated Portfolio and Financial Management 

Job Title: Program Associate 

Location: Beijing or Shanghai, China 

Division: Center for Vaccine Innovation and Access 

Tracking Code: 10410

Please submit a cover letter with your resume describing your interest in this position and how you meet the requirements. Application materials must be submitted in English and Chinese and applicants must have legal authorization to work in China to be considered and confirm this in their cover letter. PATH offers a highly dynamic work environment and provides competitive compensation and benefits based on experience. 

PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide. 

PATH is currently recruiting for a Program Associate to manage vaccine projects with partners in China. 

The China Program focuses on bringing more effective and affordable health products to the public market in developing countries. We collaborate closely with our partners to reach that goal. 


  • Work with the Project Leader, the Senior Project Manager, project team and external partners to assist with the overall program strategy, global, cross-functionally integrated work plans, and milestones for the project. 
  • For both internal and external efforts, enable project success by tracking deliverables,  coordinating efforts, and identifying and managing critical risks. 
  • Assist with team meetings, ensuring focused agendas and clear outcomes captured succinctly. 
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope.
  • Coordinate clinical trial activities with the clinical functional team. 
  • Coordinate and contribute to the development of donor reports. 
  • Coordinate and contribute to the development of new grant proposals, or the revision of existing proposals. 
  • Organize meetings, conference calls with partners and maintain records. Other tasks as assigned by the manager.  

Required skills and experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in life sciences, public health, chemistry or relevant engineering discipline. Previous work experience in matrixed organizational structure preferred. 
  • 3-5 years of in implementing project activities, preferably in biopharmaceuticals.
  • Preferred knowledge of project management, project reporting and risk management tools. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of the product development process, including clinical development, for biologics (vaccine-specific experience preferred). 
  • Must be fluent in English and Chinese (reading, writing and speaking).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills including negotiation and conflict management.
  • Ability to work effectively on fast-paced, complex projects with a global team.
  • Proven ability to take initiative, learn quickly, anticipate needs and challenges, and find solutions. 
  • Advanced computer skills, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with cloud-based applications such as Box and Smartsheet desired. 
  • Functional experience in biologics development (e.g. basic research, CMC, clinical, etc.) desired. 
  • Able to travel up to 30% of the time.  

Must have legal authorization to work in China. 

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued. 

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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