Project Manager - Department of Biology, School of Arts and Sciences - (20001757)

Medford, Massachusetts (US)
January 11 2021
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Project Manager


Project Manager - Department of Biology, School of Arts and Sciences - (20001757)

Job Description 

Project Manager - Department of Biology, School of Arts and Sciences - (20001757)


The Allen Discovery Center (see  is dedicated to the advancement of basic biology and biomedicine, and to using an integrated approach to control biological structure and function.  Through a combination of molecular genetics, biophysics, and computational approaches, researchers at the Center work toward a multi-level control of patterning.  Novel technology is being developed to modulate the bioelectric communication that enables cells to coordinate their activities toward specific anatomical and functional end-states.  This new type of epigenetic control has significant implications for developmental biology, evolution, unconventional computation, and synthetic bioengineering.  Applications in progress include the repair of birth defects, regenerative medicine, cancer reprogramming, and synthetic biology.

We are seeking a versatile, experienced, and highly motivated project manager, who will report to Professor Michael Levin (  This individual will work closely with the Center’s graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and scientific staff to ensure that all relevant milestones are met, and that Center goals are achieved in a timely fashion.  The project manager will be responsible for ensuring that equipment, material, and human resources converge efficiently toward on-time delivery of milestone outcomes and long-term goals.  Typical tasks will include drafting and reviewing  manuscripts and submitting to journals on-line, compiling the researchers’ written output into progress reports for funders, keeping track of deliverables, milestones, and timelines for specific projects, and communicating with stakeholders such as funding agencies, industry, and collaborators.  The successful candidate has very strong written and spoken communication skills, is detail-oriented, able to monitor and manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and capable of evaluating and adjusting collaboration strategies.  He/she must work well in a team, enjoy trouble-shooting problems/removing obstacles that impede our scientists from carrying out their cutting-edge research, and have up-to-date skills in computer productivity tools.


Basic Requirements:

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent education and experience and 5+ years’ experience in biology or a related discipline.
  • This individual must an extremely organized person, with excellent interpersonal, communication, and analytical skills.     

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An ideal candidate has a PhD in some aspect of experimental biological science and has experience with manuscript submission, reading or writing grant applications, and producing progress reports in an academic (basic science) or biotech industry setting.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop and project management software a plus.

This is a limited term position for 1 year with the possibility of renewal. This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.        

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Primary Location : United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville

Job : Administration

Organization : Biology - A&S

Employee Status: Limited Appointment 

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: Jan 8, 2021, 1:51:01 PM


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