Sr Scientist I- Program Mgr

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7183664 (Ref:hh-63947BR)

Posted: September 29, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description

Program Leadership:

  • Provide high level organizational leadership and scientific support to the Principal Investigator and Senior Staff lead to ensure integrated and efficient execution of the grant objectives across teams on time and on budget as outlined in the integrated master schedule
  • Serve as one of the primary points of contact with the funding agency for the program of work and all related grant activities
  • Become familiar with the extensive requirements of this complex Federal Contract and work with the grants management team to review monthly invoicing, properly allocate costs, manage and report personnel changes on the award, and adhere to the extensive reporting requirements.
  • Develop protocols and collate, write, and present progress reports on all research activities including regular program review meetings as well as preparation of monthly, annual, and final reports
  • Generate Gantt charts and manage budget and resource allocation to ensure milestones are met on time and on budget
  • Regularly review and manage budgets in coordination with Wyss grants management team
  • Ensure good laboratory practices across all teams, serve as a resource and contact for the Institute’s lab management team
  • Oversee and organize all relevant IACUC, IRB, COMS, and ESCRO protocols, in partnership with Clinical team
  • Maintain a list of all MTA, NDAs, and points of contact with industrial, investor, foundation, and government collaborators relevant to the grant; ensure all are up to date and in place when needed
  • Ensure compliance of Wyss team and subcontractors with all relevant sponsor requirements as well as manage Quality Assurance and Data Management Plans
  • Manage transfer of data files, development of technology transfer packages, and delivery of any other required materials to funding agency
  • Assist research team in preparation of reports of invention, patent submissions, and technology translation working closely with the Wyss intellectual property and business development teams, as well as Harvard's Office of Technology Development
Scientific Contribution and Support:  
  • Provide scientific support for teams and serve as a resource to advise and troubleshoot scientific challenges and opportunities that arise
  • Help to coordinate scientific insights across teams to ensure that learnings are shared to promote an integrated, scientific knowledge base
  • Recruit outside experts, consults, and engagements as needed to deepen scientific understanding, incorporate new scientific methods, execute critical work efforts, and/or identify new opportunities to improve experimental protocols
  • Identify additional collaborators or funding opportunities to promote the translation of new fundamental insights and manage relationships with vendors, subcontractors ,and CROs
  • Assist researchers in the experimental design, analysis, writing, and preparation of figures for manuscripts, abstracts, posters, other publications of research findings, and additional related grant applications
  • Maintain all technical documentation relevant to radiation sources, dosing, and equipment maintenance
Team Engagement and Integration
  • Maintain dynamic collaborations with open communications among all interacting technical teams to ensure Program success
  • Motivate and inspire team.  Provide advice and mentorship to all team members
  • Work closely with senior technical staff members to ensure appropriate staffing allocation to ensure adequate resources and expertise across teams to achieve grant objectives.  Identify, recruit and nurture relationships with internal and external experts to advance the scientific agenda when needed
  • Cultivate a culture of open innovation to rapidly identify and troubleshoot any problems or barriers to the research agenda so that solutions may be identified and implemented in a timely manner
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others
Basic Qualifications

What you'll need:

  • Advanced Degree in a life science, medicine, and/or engineering required.
  • A minimum of six years’ experience performing project management or related work with multidisciplinary research and development teams in the biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostics and/or other industry. A PhD/MD may count towards years of experience. 
Working Conditions

This position is based in Boston and some in-person on-campus work will be required, and flexible/remote work is an option. Any remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA*, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA). Individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process. *Note: Harvard employees working in California must be exempt. 


The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines. 

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Desirable skills:

  • Prior scientific or professional experience in radiation biology is strongly preferred
  • Prior program management of BARDA, DARPA, or other large U.S. government-funded projects strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated success in leading and working in cross-functional teams
  • Excellent management, organizational, documentation, analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced translational environment and able to troubleshoot problems to ensure objectives are met on time and on budget 
Additional Information

Harvard is unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Why you’ll like working with us: 

At the Wyss Institute, you’re a member of a supportive, dynamic community that is united by its shared goal of changing the world through groundbreaking technology development and commercialization. We encourage your professional growth and development through mentorship and tuition reimbursement to support continued learning, and more. We also support your physical, financial, and mental well-being through generous time off benefits, gym reimbursements, and other programs offered through Harvard. Our community will be relocating to a new, state of the art life sciences building in the lively Fenway neighborhood in late summer 2023, where you will have access to multiple amenities including a roof terrace with stunning views of Boston and proximity to numerous restaurants and cultural attractions. We value an inclusive and diverse workforce, and believe that our differences enrich the work environment for all.

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Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

As a collaborative organization, we at the Wyss Institute know that great innovation happens when diverse perspectives come together to solve problems. As a result, we are committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness both in and out of the lab. When recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you will bring in terms of education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, religion, disability, and sexual orientation. We believe these differences in background, experience, and perspective enrich our work environment and are essential to our mission of solving complex problems through technology development and translation.

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.

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Job posting number:#7183664 (Ref:hh-63947BR)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Harvard Medical School
United States
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