Berkeley Lab's Joint Genome Institute (JGI) has an opening for a Project Manager 3. The Project Manager will manage the Project Management Office team, including assignment of projects and tasks, and provide direct supervision to other Project Managers.The successful candidate will participate in technical review of projects, write detailed statements of work, identify priorities and produce reports for JGI's user programs, operational staff and other stakeholders. The position interacts with the Scientific Program Leads, project Principal Investigators (PIs), project team members, and program analysts to achieve program success.
What You Will Do:
Coordinate scientific and operational project initiation, project tracking, problem resolution, project closure and participate in strategic capacity planning.
Supervise project managers in the Project Management Office, including work assignments, prioritization and career development.
Coordinate technical and scientific review of annual CSP and FICUS proposals, participate in technical review, write detailed statements of work, identify priorities and produce reports for JGI'S user program directors and other stakeholders.
Provide and prioritize requirements for the Integrated Tracking System (ITS) and other infrastructure developments for improving operational efficiency.
Manage relationships with the Bioenergy Research Centers, including managing proposal acceptance, leading monthly coordination calls and soliciting details on planned projects.
Work with the managers and heads of specific JGI scientific and operations programs to improve JGI's processes, efficiencies and work-flow.
Work with project teams, track the project review processes and ensure projects meet deadlines and budget.
Define standard products to streamline the sequencing processes and facilitate on-going development and understanding of JGI's core products.
Serve as the primary contact for users and internal scientists and technicians on various scientific and operational projects/programs, including all externally funded (SPP/WFO) projects.
Act as a liaison between scientists and scientific, technical and administrative support staff both internal and external to the JGI.
Resolve complex technical issues and problems through the use of good judgement and decision making.
Investigate, create and develop new methods and techniques for project advancement.
Work with the Metabolomics platform lead to establish program targets and ensure they are met as well as standardize project workflows and tracking.
Facilitate project meetings for high priority research projects including those supported by the Emerging Technologies Opportunity Program.
Assist investigators in preparing manuscripts for publication, including ensuring data are submitted to the Sequence Read Archive and collecting protocol details for materials and methods sections.
Assist in the annual primary user count by ensuring accuracy of information provided to DOE and working with other staff to improve data quality and completeness.
What is Required:
Bachelor's/advanced degree in a science or business related field and/or equivalent training experience with preferably a minimum of 8 years work experience in administrative and program planning preferably in a scientific/technical/research environment.
Experience in the development of scientific processes and participating in multi-disciplinary scientific teams.
Knowledge of program and/or project management skills and principles such as coordination, planning, scheduling, tracking, and computer-based tools to perform the work successfully.
Detail oriented, excellent record keeping, organization and multitasking skills.
Proven ability to work independently to complete work assignments in a fast-paced environment. This includes the ability to use excellent judgment to establish priorities and resolve problems under short deadlines and with interruptions.
Demonstrated ability to lead work groups in complex, multi-deadline work environments.
Moderate proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Google site and PC site platforms, the internet, email, and standard office software.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to communicate to all levels of an organization.
Effective interpersonal skills and diplomacy necessary for working in a diverse team environment and with sensitive material.
Proven experience working as a team member and with internal and external staff, collaborators and end-users.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Familiarity with experimental methods in DNA sequencing and genomics
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on June 4, 2020.
This is a full time career appointment.
M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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They say it's all about location and Berkeley Lab has it all: a view above the San Francisco Bay, cool breezes, and world-class multidisciplinary science within a diverse and respectful research ecosystem of 5,000 people. Nearly 90 years ago, Ernest Orlando Lawrence, the inventor of the cyclotron, brought physicists, biologists, engineers and mathematicians together in Berkeley above the University of California campus to tackle the most urgent scientific challenges. Today, after garnering 13 Nobel Prizes, Berkeley Lab has sustained and grown that tradition of open, interdisciplinary team science, exemplified by how the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI) addresses the most pressing energy and environmental challenges using integrative genome science approaches. JGI takes up residence in the new, state-of-the-art Integrative Genomics Building (IGB) along with the U.S. Department of Energy Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase) to expand the frontiers of energy and environmental science in partnership with the worldwide community of researchers. Will you join us and be a critical part of our next ground-breaking discoveries?
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