Project Manager (Worthey Informatics lab)

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
Job Location
601 Genome Way
Huntsville, AL 35806

HudsonAlpha offers a very competitive benefits package.

Job Description

A Project Manager position is available within the Group. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to impact the scientific and clinical community at large as well as positively impacting the lives of patients with genetic disease. The PM will serve as an integral member of a number of large scale Genomic Medicine initiatives both within HudsonAlpha and through collaborations with external institutions. They will be expected to manage a variety of software development and analytical projects. They will be expected to interact with experimental and computational biologists, clinical and translational research collaborators and clinicians. Potential projects will impact individuals with rare and common disease including adult and pediatric diseases and oncology.



Education & Experience:

  • A degree in a scientific discipline such as Computer Science, Engineering, Genetics, or a related fields is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of program and/or project management.
  • Proven experience in product development and release.
  • Project Management certification a plus.


 Required Skills:

  • Excellent project management skills, including the ability to create project plans, lead project teams, and accurately communicate requirement and timelines.
  • Excellent time management skills, especially simultaneous management of multiple projects.
  • Excellent decision-making, presentation, and organization skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels both within and outside the company in order to present credibility for the team in the industry.
  • Knowledge of genomic technologies and their application preferred, but not absolutely necessary.
  • Familiarity with CLIA or HIPAA or similar requirements a plus.
  • Ability to interpret, communicate, and present information to investigators and staff, as well as to potential commercial collaborators and other appropriate external contacts.


About Our Organization

HudsonAlpha Institute ( is a nonprofit genomic science and applications organization.  As a global scientific collaborator, it is valued for its expertise in genomic data analysis and interpretation to solve some of the most pressing questions in cancer, undiagnosed disease and developmental disorders, neuro-psychiatric disorders, immune response to disease, agriculture, and public health.  As a high-volume genomic data producer, its infrastructure serves hundreds of academic, clinical, and industry clients’ needs.  Its unique 152-acre campus melds the boundaries between nonprofit scientists, educators, and commercial business people so that collaboration sparks innovation and growth.

The Informatics Group led by Dr. Worthey is multi-disciplinary, comprising research scientists, software developers, informaticians, and computational scientists with a reputation for excellence within the fields of Informatics and Genomics software development and application. The focus of the group is 1) identifying and understanding the molecular basis for human disease and 2) application of scientific findings to support selection and alteration of clinical treatment plans in patients. The team is actively engaged with basic, translational, and clinical scientists as well as clinicians and is part of a number of genomic medicine programs including the NIH Undiagnosed Disease Network.

A research duo finds that science and technology graduate students who turn away from academic careers do so because of changes in their own interests.

Students whose classmates are interested in science are more likely to think about a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, a new study says.

CNBC reports that the genetic counseling field is expected to grow as personalized medicine becomes more common.

Gladys Kong writes at Fortune that her STEM background has helped her as a CEO.