Project Manager

Lucigen Corporation
Job Location
Middleton, WI, WI
Commensurate upon experience.

Lucigen offers competitive salaries and benefits. For more information, see

Job Description

Lucigen seeks a highly organized and results-oriented project manager to join its marketing and product development teams focusing on molecular biology product lines, including cloning, competent cells, protein expression, amplification, and next generation sequencing applications. This position:

  • Uses best-practice project management standards to deliver quality projects on time, within budget, and aligned with Lucigen’s business objectives
  • Manages project life cycle from feasibility to implementation
  • Manages project budget effectively; reports on major variations
  • Identifies project stakeholders and the project team; clarifies team roles and responsibilities
  • Develops and supports effective team interactions through open and honest communication; is receptive to feedback, mentoring, and developing others
  • Conducts regular project reviews and reports the status of projects in both formal and informal settings to team members, sponsors, and stakeholders; is proactive in the identification and resolution of issues that may impact a project or project deliverables and seeks innovative ways to remove project obstacles
  • Collaborates with multiple disciplines to effectively and efficiently provide project management and achieve the desired outcomes
  • Plans, manages, and documents the activities associated with product development projects, including activities for identifying design inputs (requirements), product development, verification and validation testing, and design transfer
  • Plans, manages, and documents the activities associated with marketing projects, including activities for website structure/content, tradeshows, webinars, CRM, marketing automation, email, and others
  • Manages and promotes company’s process to move ideas through feasibility into product development and commercialization  
  • Adheres to and promotes improvements to Lucigen quality system
  • Provides project management expertise (e.g. training, mentoring, and guidance) to teams outside of Marketing

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology, genetics, or related field with 2-5 years’ experience in cross-functional project management—or 5+ years in a related product area with demonstrable understanding of the field. Additional requirements include:

  • Experience in meeting facilitation, including coordination of marketing, R&D, quality, F&A and manufacturing needs
  • Experience with developing products under design control, preferably in an ISO 13485 environment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to balance multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highly accurate and detail-oriented, with excellent project management, time management, and communication skills
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Word
  • Experience managing timelines using Microsoft Project
  • Results-oriented, ensuring targets are met on time and on budget
  • Must demonstrate good professional judgment and reliability
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Qualification in project management (CAPM or PMP) preferred
How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their resume to [email protected] with Job #120410GW in the subject line.

About Our Organization

Lucigen discovers, manufactures, and commercializes molecular biology products used across the spectrum from basic research to molecular diagnostics, including point of care. Founded in Wisconsin in 1998, Lucigen built on the discovery of a novel thermostable DNA/RNA polymerase from the hot springs in Yellowstone. Today, the products and services developed at Lucigen enable life-science professionals to perform their research and testing more efficiently and effectively. The company has grown to manufacture and sell over 130 biomedical research products and services to customers worldwide. Core competencies include enzyme evolution, protein expression, cloning, competent cells, NGS, and molecular diagnostics.

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