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Assistant Project Manager -- Laboratory Services

AKESOgen, Inc.
Job Location
Atlanta, GA 30071
United States
Job Description

Job Title: Assistant Project Manager

Department: Project Management

Reports to: Manager, Project Management


About AKESOgen:

A leading expert in the field of Genomics, AKESOgen provides premier research services and the highest quality data for scientists doing clinical or basic research across the world serving clients in biotech, pharmaceutical, academic and government research/testing. Our company delivers data at the apex of quality, enhances clients' productivity, and enables them to meet important deadlines by offering the best in customer service and a collaborative, consultative relationship.

AKESOgen highly values and provides:

Expertise Advice Consultation Responsiveness Unsurpassed Data Quality


Assistant Project Manager:

Our growing company is seeking an Assistant Project Manager who will be the primary contact for newly awarded and existing laboratory projects. This candidate will work closely with the operations team and the business development team to ensure the scope of work is feasible. This individual will work with our clients to ensure the reporting and database requirements are defined as required. Once the project is underway, the APM will work closely with our Project Coordinator who will help manage the day to day of the project. This successful candidate will need to be able to work with tight deadlines, competent in using Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel, and have exceptional verbal, written, and presentation skills. A bachelor's degree in a science related field of study and at least three (3) years of relevant experience is required for consideration. Previous experience working in a research, clinical or medical laboratory is preferred.  

 Essential Job Duties: All duties are subject to change by managers during employment. The following is an outline and is not intended to be inclusive of all tasks that could be requested of employee.

Responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing project requirements and providing input.
  • Coordinating start up activities with clients and colleagues to ensure project timelines are met.
  • Must be able to navigate spreadsheets and databases for project tracking.
  • Identify areas for process improvement and work with teams to implement them.
  • Proactively identify risks to project deliverables and provide mitigation plans/solutions where possible.
  • Identify, trouble-shoot and resolve issues with projects.
  • Effectively manage client communications when discussing issues.
  • Manage scope change requests.
  • Organizing, attending and participating in stakeholder meetings.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a science discipline.
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in a related field.
  • Highly organized with knowledge of project management practices and tools.
  • Exceptional verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to work under tight timelines.


The Right Candidate Must:

  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Take initiative.
  • Be a catalyst.
  • Be familiar in the field of genome sequencing and/or genetics.
  • Have sound knowledge of data management.
  • Be able to quickly adapt to change.
  • Be able to manage multiple projects at any given time.




  • Adherence to standard universal precautions.
  • Exposure to biological and chemical hazards.


Job type: Full time


AKESOgen, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply

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