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Project Manager

Job Description

There is a regular, full-time Project Manager position available in Breeding Services.  This position offers a dynamic work environment where a close relationship is formed with multiple investigators to support their ongoing cutting edge research.   The project manager has opportunity to learn about wide ranging topics in mouse research, and have great influence over the success of important scientific studies.
The Project Manager works with investigators to define the project scope, goals and deliverables for contract breeding services.  The Project Manager will be responsible for preparing quotations, overall project coordination, execution and completion.  An in-depth understanding of genetics and mouse biology, a customer centric focus, excellent communication skills, and proficiency with available project tracking and communication tools are essential to success in this position.
This position offers opportunities for advancement, and fulfilling interactions both with internal and external groups.
To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume as one document by either copy & pasting or uploading.

Job Requirements

• Excellent customer service to understand and react to the needs of the investigators.
• Strong proficiency with a variety of software tools including Word, Excel, and Microsoft based database systems.
• Superior organizational skills and attention to detail necessary to maintain project records and production of animals as scheduled.
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.  Must be about to establish effective two-way communication with investigators and department heads regarding scientific needs and deadlines.
• Ability to effectively negotiate with customers and JAX staff to meet project goals and to ensure customer satisfaction.
• Dedication to project success in a fast-paced scientific and business driven environment.Required Experience

• A bachelor’s degree in biological science (or equivalent years of relevant experience).  Master’s degree is preferred. 
• Knowledge of college level Mendelian genetics that can be obtained through a genetics course at an accredited college or university is preferred.
• Knowledge of animal husbandry and colony management as acquired by attainment of a Baccalaureate degree in animal science /BS in a life science or three – five years experience in a position in which knowledge of animal husbandry and colony management played a large role in job responsibilities.

Job Snapshot

Post Date 9/25/2014
Location Sacramento, CA
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Management, Strategy - Planning
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Other Great Industries
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 4364
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