Clinical Services Project Manager

Organization: 
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Job Location: 
Farmington, CT
Job Description: 

Reporting to the Director of Clinical Genomics and Translational Technologies, the Clinical Research Services Project Manager (CRSPM) within the JAX Mice and Clinical Research Services organization will be responsible for evaluating, planning and executing projects to meet established quality metrics, time lines and budgets. Primary responsibilities of this position are managing of the implementation of new clinical services including all required licensing and certifications and establishment of research service infrastructure at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine. Focusing on process and quality, the CRSPM will coordinate activities across multiple internal and external constituencies to facilitate on-time completion of service-related initiatives. They will facilitate projects with internal and external team members, vendors, collaborators and/or consultants from project initiation through closeout or launch with regular updates provided to project sponsor.

Responsibilities:
• Facilitate and lead service unit projects requiring interdisciplinary approaches from initiation through closeout or service rollout.
• Working with project sponsor, establish scope, budget, timelines, milestones and final deliverables to meet defined objectives.
• Advise and assist in the application of new process and/or instrumentation in both research and service environments.
• Provide internal consulting to management and administration on planning, acquisition, and use of research and service tools and clearly communicate expectations to all project team members and stakeholders.
• Manage external contractors or consultants if required to meet project objectives.
• Provide leadership to ensure engagement and motivation of team members.
• Provide timely and accurate reporting on project status.

Requirements: 

• Strong analytical skills, problem-solving capabilities and excellent communication skills as would be acquired through a minimum of two (2) years of project management experience.
• A sound understanding of the life sciences as they relate to the healthcare, research and biomedical market fields as would normally be required by two (2) years professional experience in an organization in which these activities represented major function, and to which a candidate gained significant exposure or a minimum of a bachelor’s degree preferably in business or the biological or chemical sciences.
• Demonstrated knowledge of CLIA and CAP certification processes.
• Experience in a molecular diagnostics laboratory.
• Written and oral communication skills sufficient to permit clear and effective exchange of information with people representing a wide diversity of disciplines and levels of sophistication.
• Working knowledge of MS Office applications including Word, Excel, Project, Visio and PowerPoint and experience in LIMS or other science-related databases preferred.
• 10-20% travel required.

Contact Information: 

All interested individuals should apply on-line at www.jax.org, Career Opportunities, referring to job requisition #3898. Applications should include a Cover Letter and CV. When candidates are otherwise equally qualified, JAX will give preference to the Connecticut resident. The Jackson Laboratory is an EOE/AA employer.

About Our Organization: 

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution based in Bar Harbor, Maine, with a facility in Sacramento, Calif., and a new genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Conn. We employ more than 200 Ph.D. scientists and a total of more than 1,400 employees. In 2011 and 2012, researchers voted The Jackson Laboratory among the world’s top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in a poll conducted by The Scientist, a magazine for people working in the life sciences. The Laboratory draws on an 83-year reputation for excellence in mammalian genetics, built on the groundbreaking discoveries of its own researchers and on the development and global distribution of the most diverse collection of genetically unique mouse strains in the world. The Jackson Laboratory is a National Cancer Institute – designated cancer center. Our research covers a broad range of genetic disorders, including cancer, diabetes, neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders, autoimmune disorders, and conditions related to reproduction, development and aging. The Laboratory’s mission is to discover the genetic basis for preventing, treating and curing disease, and to enable research and education for the global biomedical community.