Job Requisition Number: 27288. The Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) is seeking a Project Manager (Project/Policy Analyst) to provide critical support for a multi-site collaboration co-led by Jonathan Weissman and Fyodor Urnov – to develop and advance next-generation CRISPR-based approaches to control the hematopoietic and GI systems in the clinic. The Project Manager will work in close coordination with, and under the direction of the Scientific Director of Technology and Translation of the IGI, and will be a key partner in the strategic implementation of the project’s research goals. The role will utilize their deep understanding of genetics and genomics to organize, coordinate, and oversee all project efforts while ensuring timely progress toward project milestones. In addition, this position will seek to build an operational infrastructure that facilitates cross institutional collaboration between UCSF, UCB, and CMU.
Project Management: •Provides highly complex analysis across a broad spectrum of research efforts and develops procedures that ensures the robust performance metrics are maintained •Leads and directs a wide variety of research efforts and follows through with all levels of staff and researchers, both internal and external •Develops and advocates for new systems, processes, and areas in need of enhanced coordination, including areas of scientific research •Develops and presents complex proposals on a broad range of issues to include problem identification, costs, benefits, and options •Serve as bridge between resources, technology delivery, quality assurance, service delivery, and process improvement •Resolve complex project issues that may involve representatives from partner institutions •Guides and directs planning which may include senior campus management, faculty, and/or external constituencies •Assist the PI and Co-PIs with implementing annual budget and oversee and coordinate financial management, planning, reporting, and monitoring of project resources •Resolve complex project issues that may involve representatives from partner institutions
Additional Functions: •Monitors monthly expenditures and ensures compliance with Sponsored Research Agreement •Oversee and manage daily activities of CSS and Institutional Research Administrators including preparing forecasts for planning and reports, monitoring monthly expenditures •Develops business continuity plans and creation of operational guides •Foster positive relationships with research groups creating an environment of innovation, collaboration, and progress•Thorough knowledge of campus processes, protocols and procedures. •Intermediate to advanced knowledge of common campus-specific computer applications. •Strong analytical/problem-solving skills. •Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and influence, both verbally and in writing. •Small to mid-level project management skills. •Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes. •Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
Education/Training: •Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
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