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Scientific Project Manager - Conklin Lab

Gladstone Institutes
San Francisco, CA
Start date
May 16, 2024

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Science/R&D, Research, Laboratory
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Biotech Bay
Lab/Area:Conklin Lab


Who we are:

The Gladstone Institutes is an independent, not-for-profit research institution. Its mission is to improve the health and well-being of all people through medical research and education in neuroscience, cardiovascular biology, immunology, and stem cell biology. Home to notable leaders in science and biomedicine, Gladstone comprises five institutes as well as various centers and programs. All of its approximately 600 members are aligned in their mission to carry out or support science that overcomes disease. Located in an award-winning building at the Mission Bay Campus, Gladstone offers a competitive salary and benefits program. It provides an ideal environment for those seeking to maximize and fully leverage their potential. Consider Gladstone and make a difference in human health.

About the role:

Scientific Project Manager will develop, implement and provide ongoing scientific expertise, direction and management of multiple, large and complex, scientific research programs relating to the projects headed by Dr. Bruce Conklin, including the Conklin lab, collaborators as well as the stem cell core the CIRM-funded Gladstone Disease Modeling and Therapies (GMT).

What you will do:

  • Responsible for planning and execution of scientific projects related to therapeutic editing and iPSC based disease models.

  • Plans and directs schedules and monitors budget/spending.

  • Ensures consistent practices throughout all phases of the project life cycle.

  • Applies project management best practices in the initiation, planning, execution and closing of projects. Provides clear direction on requirements to meet expectations of both internal and external collaborators.

What you will need:

  • The position requires a PhD in Life Sciences and at least 3 years of experience with scientific project management after PhD. Additional experience in an academic setting is highly preferred.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced research environment and highly skilled in multitasking, time management, delegation, and prioritization.

  • Writing experience is required; publications and grant applications to prove successful writing are a plus.

  • Relevant work experience in scientific project management in academia.

  • Ability to multitask and quickly prioritize work assignments

  • Ability to research, write and manipulate data through knowledgeable use of online technologies, including Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint as well as equivalent software on Apple products.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with information sources and colleagues in a professional and affable manner.

  • Ability to work across teams and with a variety of projects and constituencies.

  • Commitment to a professional culture that promotes diversity, safety, and environmental consciousness and that is conducive to effective relationships among diverse groups of employees.

  • Ability to problem-solve and analyze issues without precedent.

  • Ability to maintain a highest degree of confidentiality and discretion and when charged with handling and relaying sensitive information and findings.

  • Knowledge of a variety of administrative operational activities such as events planning and basic fundraising processes.

  • 4 years of experience with molecular and cellular biology a must.

  • PhD/MD degrees or equivalent experience are a must.

About the lab / research:

If this role is not for you:

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Gladstone Perks & Benefits

  • People–work with talented, committed, and supportive teammates within an organization that values each member of its community.

  • A meaningful place to grow and learn–whether it’s your professional skills or scientific knowledge, we have the resources and environment to advance either so you can better support Gladstone’s mission to drive a new era of discovery in disease-oriented science and to mentor tomorrow’s leaders in an inspiring and diverse environment.

  • Healthy work/life balance–you are highly engaged and productive at work because you can have time to recharge and enjoy a vibrant life outside of work.

  • Compensation–competitive salary. Title and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

  • Excellent benefits–generous medical, dental, vision, retirement plan, paid vacation, commuter benefits, access to free shuttle transportation.

​Gladstone is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other non-job related characteristic. We make all employment decisions so as to further this principle of equal employment.

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