Senior Program Manager

Pacific Biosciences
Job Location
1380 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Job Description

We are seeking self-motivated, driven, and highly organized Senior Program Manager, with strong communication, project management and leadership skills, to drive the development, integration and commercialization of Pacific Biosciences’ key products. The selected individuals must be capable of working collaboratively with project teams, from various functions, to successfully drive the new product concepts to market, under aggressive timelines, in a dynamically evolving technology environment.

The ideal candidate must have a strong product development background specific to the challenges of semiconductor/consumables development, a track record of working under a product development process phase gate environment, and experience in developing and commercializing products for next generation sequencing.  The qualified individuals are fast learners and have the ability to grasp PacBio’s core technologies and their applications.

• Act as program leader to drive large project teams in developing high level program scope, dependencies, timelines and resource plans
• Drive program core teams to execute key program deliverables, which meet product requirements
• Work closely with functional line managers and project teams to resolve issues, facilitate trade-off decisions, and escalating resource conflicts/gaps
• Working with Quality and appropriate line managers, ensures the timely completion of program risk analysis and appropriate steps for mitigation are taken. Ensure compliance with appropriate regulatory guidelines.
• Work very closely with product marketing, development, and manufacturing teams to ensure successful implementation of product requirements for semiconductor based consumables
• Assist functional line managers with improving and implementing an effective product development process at PacBio


• Bachelor’s degree in a scientific and/or engineering discipline. Advanced degree preferred
• Minimum 10 years of program management experience in new technology development activities
• Direct experience and successful track record with managing complex, integrated programs in semiconductor manufacturing or systems integration
• Experience in high volume manufacturing required
• Experience in semiconductor process development, biotechnology or medical device industries is a plus
• Knowledge of phase gate product development cycle, ISO 9001, and ISO 13485
• Experience with project management tools, such as Microsoft Project, work break down structure, and resource management
• Strong presentation, verbal and written communication skills

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.


About Our Organization

Pacific Biosciences’ mission is to transform the way humankind acquires, processes and interprets data from living systems through the design, development and commercialization of innovative tools for biological research. The company has developed a novel approach to studying the synthesis and regulation of DNA, RNA and protein. Combining recent advances in nanofabrication, biochemistry, molecular biology, surface chemistry and optics, Pacific Biosciences has created a powerful technology platform called single molecule, real-time, or SMRT™, technology. SMRT technology enables real-time analysis of biomolecules with single molecule resolution, which has the potential to transform the understanding of biological systems by providing a window into these systems that has not previously been open for scientific study. 

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