Program Manager III (PM) for the Genomic Medicine Initiative

University of California San Francisco
Job Location: 
San Francisco CA

University of California

Job Description: 

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is seeking a qualified individual with proven experience in the program development and management to serve as the Program Manager III (PM) for the Genomic Medicine Initiative (GMI), a new program to support translational research efforts to bring genome information into the clinical care program. In this role, this individual will be responsible for strategic development of an infrastructure supporting an integrated pipeline consisting of necessary technologies and expertise in genetic analysis, bioinformatics and clinical care.

The Program Manager III will plan, implement, and coordinate existing activities of moderate complexity in the scientific area of genomic sequencing in a clinical setting. The nature of the project will be varied, addressing scientific and administrative needs. This person is expected to execute the work of a project manager independently, with minimal supervision.

The Program Manager III will report to the Director of the GMI and will play a leadership role in strategic development and execution of the integrated project, in managing funding for the program and in influencing the change necessary to ensure success of this integrated program. The PM is responsible for framing and creating, with the support of the team, all deliverables throughout the project lifecycle. This person may also be asked to play a leadership role in the strategic planning of new initiatives, including development of business cases and project plans.

The PM will typically indirectly oversee the efforts of the staff in various components of the GMI pipeline, and will play a key role in identifying and monitoring the staffing needs of the project. This project requires daily interaction with core members of the GMI pipeline as well as other key UCSF staff including departments and schools as well as central business units. The PM will typically represent the project to key stakeholder groups, including executive leadership, control points, senior managers, IT Governance committees, faculty committees, as well as departmental staff, managers, subject matter experts, and focus groups.

Please note: This is a limited two-year position, with the possibility of extension.


Required Qualifications • BA/BS in Biology, Chemistry, or related field
• Four to eight years relevant management experience in an academic medical organization where both research and patient care take place
• Project management knowledge and experience across multiple projects involving redesign and implementation of scientific business solutions
• Scientific knowledge of genomic sequencing processes, technologies, application and data analysis
• Familiarity with clinical laboratory operations, CLIA certification, and clinical laboratory billing and reporting procedures
• Change management experience
• Ability to work with multiple and varied groups of stakeholders in order to obtain information, inform and gain consensus
• Demonstrated ability to utilize project implementation methodologies and tools
• Ability to lead a blended project team (multiple departments, technical/functional, etc)
• Strong understanding of the academic culture of scientific discovery
• Experience in a distributed/decentralized processing environment
• Ability to analyze, develop and document business solutions – process, organization, and technology
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to grasp and synthesize findings, develop alternative solutions and clearly articulate recommended options with minimal supervision
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Proven ability, knowledge and use in the suite of MS applications, including PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Project
• Ability to read, interpret, and apply policies and procedures and set priorities and to meet deadlines under pressure
• Demonstrated ability to participate in the planning and coordinating of a complex project with tasks, timelines, resources and budget

Physical Demands: requires sitting, standing, walking, reaching up to shoulder height, lifting/carrying up to 20 lbs., fine finger manipulation, simple grasp, repetitive hand/arm use, ability to differentiate color.

Note: Fingerprinting and background check required.

Preferred Qualifications • Advanced degree in scientific discipline or combination of education and experience

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