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Program Manager (4S)

Emeryville, CA
$75000 - $85000 / YEAR
Start date
Jun 14, 2024

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*This position is a 12-month assignment covering for a leave of absence. 

The Program Manager will advance Safety, Security, Sustainability, and Social Responsibility across the BioMADE ecosystem and within our member base. The 4S Program Manager will work with BioMADE's 4S program team on the full spectrum of activities associated with Program management, ranging from conception of program calls to management of a portfolio of projects. The 4S Program Manager will also partner with the 4S member advisory committee, the internal BioMADE team, U.S. Government leadership, and BioMADE members. This position is responsible for overseeing the review process and shepherding responses to project calls that address safety, security, sustainability and/or social responsibility in biomanufacturing. The Program Manager will justify projects selected for funding, coordinating closely with the BioMADE and U.S. Government leadership. This position is responsible for the active management of a portfolio of BioMADE projects.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Manage a portfolio of BioMADE projects selected to advance safety, security, sustainability, and social responsibility in bio-industrial manufacturing. Monitor technical progress, deliverables, and milestones, and provide project related financial and intellectual property reporting. 
  • Utilize subject-matter expertise to guide and support project teams on submission quality and compliance with BioMADE procedural requirements. 
  • Integrate elements of the BioMADE 4S vision and other BioMADE programmatic areas as applicable into 4S project calls. 
  • Conduct regular status meetings with project teams. Review and approve monthly and quarterly technical reports to ensure risks to the project are mitigated and projects are progressing. 
  • Review and approve final technical reports and post-award impact reports to identify project achievements to be shared publicly. 
  • Collaborate with the BioMADE Communications Team to ensure publications, presentations, inventions, and other forms of intellectual property resulting from projects are being appropriately shared with BioMADE membership and external stakeholders, in accordance with BioMADE confidentiality provisions. 
  • Communicate project status updates, in coordination with Director and the BioMADE Leadership Team to ensure the successful execution of the projects. 
  • Prepare reports and associated documents for BioMADE leadership, committees, and DoD, to communicate status of the projects. 
  • Review and approve project invoices to ensure scope of work and deliverables are met. Ensure administrative and financial oversight of the projects are aligned with the technical progress. 
  • Conduct site visits to meet with members regarding their projects. 
  • Present on BioMADE and programmatic success to various stakeholders including the broader social sciences, safety, and/or security community and the public through conferences and other open venues.
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining BioMADE 4S principles interacting with individuals, members, and teams across BioMADE to ensure a consistent 4S approach to every program endeavor. 
  • As needed, support the Program Director and the BioMADE 4S Committee through an active role in creating relevant policies and procedures, and assisting with planning and executing committee meetings





About Us


BioMADE is a public-private partnership at the forefront of the exciting bioindustrial manufacturing industry. Bioindustrial manufacturing is transforming how we make products in the U.S. – from chemicals to materials to food and more. Working with our network of nearly 300 leading industry, academic, and nonprofit members, BioMADE is securing America’s future through bioindustrial manufacturing innovation, education, and collaboration. 


By harnessing the power of biology, BioMADE and its members are creating more robust and resilient supply chains, making the U.S. more self-sufficient, re-shoring manufacturing jobs, and producing more environmentally sustainable products without relying on traditional petroleum sources. BioMADE is also building a diverse and globally competitive STEM workforce to ensure American workers are prepared and ready to fill new jobs within this rapidly growing industry. National interest and momentum for bioindustrial manufacturing is at an all-time high. Join this dynamic, growing organization to make a difference in the future of bioindustrial manufacturing!  


BioMADE recognizes the value of diversity in the scientific endeavor. We nurture merit, talent, and achievement by supporting equal opportunity and encouraging diversity and welcome people of all backgrounds and beliefs to join us in our mission to enable domestic bioindustrial manufacturing at all scales. Research indicates that individuals who identify as male tend to apply for jobs when they meet just 60% of the criteria, while individuals who identify as female and individuals from marginalized groups only apply if they are a 100% match. If you are passionate about mission-driven organizations and believe that you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you do not meet all the qualifications, please apply. We appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.


BioMADE offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience, an annual bonus plan, and a comprehensive benefits package which includes 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and a generous contribution toward dependent coverage, short- and long-term disability insurance, basic and supplemental life insurance, flexible spending plan, a robust 401(k) retirement plan with a dollar-for-dollar up to 6% match, accrued Paid Time Off, and a generous holiday calendar. We also offer a hybrid work environment for many positions, casual dress, free parking, internet and cell phone stipend, and continuing skillset development opportunities.  


Export Control Disclaimer  

This position will involve access to hardware, commodities, and technical information subject to the Export Administration Regulations or International Traffic in Arms Regulations. Accordingly, any hiring decision might depend in part on the BioMADE's ability to obtain or rely on federal government authorization as required, if you are not a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., asylee, refugee, or other qualifying protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).


EOE Statement  

BioMADE is an equal opportunity employer to all and makes hiring and employment decisions without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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