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HudsonAlpha - Project Manager - Levy Lab

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
Job Location
Huntsville, AL 35806
United States
Job Description



The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology ( is a non-profit organization with the mission to use biotechnology and basic biological research to make important discoveries, improve human health, stimulate economic development, inspire young people to seek careers in science and teach members of the public the importance of science in their everyday lives. Located in Cummings Research Park in Huntsville, Alabama, one of the world's leading science and technology parks, HudsonAlpha's campus contains state-of-the-art laboratories for biological research and development, as well as education, in the areas of genomics, genetics and personalized medicine.



The Levy Lab at HudsonAlpha is led by faculty investigator Dr. Shawn Levy. Dr. Levy's 20 years of research experience in genome sciences spans technology development for sequencing and genotyping, computational data analysis, and generating genomic data in a production environment. Under Dr. Levy's direction, the HudsonAlpha Genomic Services Lab (GSL) grew into a premier provider of scientific support services to the international community and one of the top four genome sequencing centers in the country.


The Project Manager will be responsible for tracking and managing requirements of large-scale genome sequencing projects.


The Project Manager will:

  • Serve as the primary contact for external stakeholders
  • With assistance from Dr. Levy, provide project feasibility information to include a scope of work, sample details, best course of action, turnaround times and deliverables
  • Receive DNA sequencing samples, submit samples to vendor LIMS for sequencing, place orders (experience with Costpoint is a plus), and review DNA sequencing data QC for completion
  • Provide regular status updates on turnaround times and sample and data quality
  • Provide a monthly progress report to sponsoring agencies
  • Ensure delivery of files and metrics to external stakeholders




Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in the life sciences or related field
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with projects related to human genetics, next-generation sequencing data, molecular diagnostics, or health informatics is an asset
  • Familiarity with genome sequencing QC metrics is a plus


Required Skills:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrating the ability to understand and document objectives of clinical laboratory, regulatory and compliance topics
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to obtain and document clear requirements from stakeholders, translate them into technical specifications, and verify requirements fulfillment prior to data delivery


 ADA Requirements The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Disclaimer - All job requirements are subject to possible revision to reflect changes in the position requirements or to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a threat or risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties which will be required in this position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor/manager (within guidelines and compliance with Federal and State Laws). Continued employment remains on an "at-will" basis.


Physical Demands

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position (sit or stand) for prolonged periods (50% of the time).
  • Frequent operation of common office equipment (e.g. computers, mobile devices, calculators, copiers, scanners).
  • Vision abilities - close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust/focus.


Environmental Factors

  • Moderate noise level (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).
  • Workspace is generally an indoor office setting and in other common spaces throughout HudsonAlpha with controlled temperature conditions.


Mental Functions

  • Maintain emotional control under stress.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in the English language.


It is the policy of HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, in accordance with all applicable laws, to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

How to Apply

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