Job ID: 289620514  |  Last Updated: 9/17/2018

Research Project Manager

The Jackson Laboratory
Farmington, CT
Applicant Contact
Erin Barkasy
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

This position reports to the Program Manager of Jacksons Computational Sciences department. The individual in this position plans, facilitates, executes, and delivers projects within agreed-upon timelines, resources, and objectives. In the field of scientific research, the efforts of a project manager are focused upon the efficient and timely use of staff, equipment, funding, and other resources to pursue scientific aims as defined by scientific project sponsors. Due to the inherently uncertain nature of scientific discovery, a research project manager must employ tools and techniques that can support and enable frequent adjustments to project timelines, priorities, and tasks, all the while maintaining sight of the objectives.

A Research Project Manager focuses on the highly efficient use of sponsor and resource time through lightweight project processes and documentation and extremely focused and effective project meetings. This individual also employs strong interpersonal skills to establish and cultivate vibrant collaboration, communication, and cooperation among the members of the project team. This position requires an in-depth and detailed understanding of scientific and experimental approaches for achieving research goals, leading-edge methods and technologies in scientific software development and testing, excellent communication skills, and proficiency with available project tracking and communication tools.

Project leadership takes responsibility for understanding at a basic level the scientific aims of sponsor(s) and collaborator(s), and for coordinating all members of the team associated with a project.
Project planning documents at a high level the major objectives and milestones associated with a project, members of the project team and their roles and commitment level on the project, and works with scientific/technical team lead(s) to map out tasks and timelines to achieve the goals.
Project communication establishes and coordinates the events and methods associated with communicating project information.
Project delivery provides ongoing monitoring and documentation of objectives, priorities, resources, decision points, and sponsor satisfaction.
Project administration accounting activities associated with projects, including monthly reporting as required for grants accounting and services billing.

The ideal candidate will have training and experience in:

Project Management - experience as a project manager required, PMP/Agile, or Scrum Master experience strongly preferred.
Technology - experience in software development or similar technology projects
Scientific Research - knowledge of molecular biology, genomics, and/or clinical enviro
About Us
The Jackson Laboratory ( is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 1,800 employees across three campuses nationwide. Our mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease, and to empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. JAXs research facility in Bar Harbor, Maine is a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center and a world-renowned expert in mammalian genetics. JAX also has facilities in Sacramento, California, and The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut.

JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging and heart disease.

Our Values:

INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is right

PEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all

ONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science

EXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class results

INNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutions

STEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us

What do we have to offer?

JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off and tuition reimbursement. JAX offers an MBA program, a fitness center with an award winning wellness program, and a fully operational primary care facility available to employees and their families.

Most importantly, every position contributes to JAXs mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.

The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

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