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Research Project Manager
Ref No.: 18-03738
Location: Belmont, California
Join the team of a multinational healthcare company that operates worldwide under two divisions: Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics!

Research Project Manager
Job Description
  • The individual in this position plans, facilitates, executes, and delivers projects within agreed-upon timelines, resources, and objectives.
  • In this role, the efforts of a project manager are focused upon the efficient and timely coordination of senior scientists and software developers to come together to deliver on the objectives of the 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.
  • 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 collaboration, communication, and cooperation among the members of the project team which will be geographically distributed.
  • 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.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Project leadership – takes responsibility for understanding at a basic level the business and scientific objectives of the sponsors and collaborators, 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. Facitilates decision making as needed
  • Project administration – accounting activities associated with projects, including weekly or monthly reporting as needed.

  • Scientific research, particularly molecular biology and genomics or in digital pathology experience.
  • Software design, development and support, preferably in image science algorithm software development.
  • Project management, preferably agile/iterative methods