What You Will Do:
- In partnership with the scientific co-leads for each of several projects/grants, serve as the Project Manager to ensure the successful execution of study plans.
- Support cross-functional teams through planning and execution phases, usingproject management best practices and tools
- Contribute to fiscal management of the project, including budget planning, resource forecasting, and expenditure monitoring.
- Implement communication plans to promote effective dialogue among all team members (internal and external)
- Plan and organize internal project meetings with clear agendas, expected outcomes, and follow-up on related actions
- Plan and organize face-to-face meetings with external collaborators; with periodic travel as needed
- Keep project milestones/deliverables on track, anticipating, monitoring and communicating at-risk deliverables
- Transparently communicate issues, working with team members to identify options and implement mitigation strategies
- Synthesize project outcomes into clearly written progress reports, coordinating across internal teams and external collaborators
- Manage content for project team communication using software tools such as Atlassian (Confluence, JIRA), Slack, SharePoint, etc.
- M.S. or Ph.D. degree in biological sciences, with a preference towards Neuroscience domain knowledge
- Minimum of five years progressive experience as a professional Project Manager, beyond an academic research/post-doctoral setting
- Proficient in the use of project management and collaboration management tools and application of PMO best practices
- Experience managing external collaborations/research consortia, working at a distance across multiple partner sites
- Formal Project Management training and PMP certification is desirable
- Results-oriented with a passion for delivering successful projects, with a proven track record of increasing team’s velocity and effectiveness
- Able to set expectations (vertically and horizontally) and hold individuals and teams accountable
- Detail-focused and organized, with an appreciation that communication and transparency are critical to success
- Advanced ability to translate scientific and technical subject matter into concise, clear communications that are understood by technical and non-technical leaders and constituents
- A collaborative leader, able to navigate challenging group dynamics with consensus-building skills, and able to work effectively across scientific, technical and business interfaces
- Adept at distinguishing what is important from what is noise (however loud), and prioritizing accordingly
- Comfortable with change, having demonstrated resilience in helping teams navigate strategic course corrections