Program Mgr Research Tech.

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7208281 (Ref:hh-64807BR)

Posted: January 18, 2024

Job Description

Position Description

The Program Manager (PgM) will lead large-scale, multiple, complex projects and/or teams using multiple technologies with possible school-wide or university-wide impact for Harvard Medical School’s research technologies portfolio on behalf of the IT Project and Portfolio Management Office (PPMO). The research technologies portfolio encompasses IT programs and projects serving the research mission area at Harvard Medical School.

The role will also support IT governance for research, assist in aligning strategy with research technologies portfolio planning through design, review, and prioritization activities, as well as lead and oversee the implementation of IT programs and projects in the research technologies portfolio. The PgM will develop the research technologies portfolio in coordination with key stakeholders supporting the research mission areas.

Reporting to the HMS IT Director of Project and Portfolio Management, the PgM for Research Technologies will closely align their work in support of the HMS IT Associate Chief Technology Officer for Architecture and Operations and Senior Director for Research Computing, as well as HMS and Harvard technology strategy. The PgM will work closely with other HMS staff to evaluate, align, and implement modern, appropriate, sustainable, and secure platforms and applications.

  • Assist research IT leadership with strategic initiatives, programs, and projects
  • Ideate, plan, and document strategic portfolio and funding proposals; support coordination with university strategy
  • Facilitate associated committees, review boards, and stakeholder engagement, leveraging discussions for decision-making, change management, and communications
  • Analyze health of projects and programs, escalate action plans, and report findings to executive stakeholders across IT and HMS to address prioritization and resource issues
  • Responsible for effective staff management, including hiring and orientation, training and development, workflow and performance management, and the promotion of an inclusive and innovative work environment
  • Design solutions and lead multiple projects
  • Determine and coordinate budgetary and staffing resources (internal, vendor)
  • Encourage partnership and shared risk
  • Resolve competing priorities
  • Oversee all aspects of project portfolio throughout project lifecycles to ensure completion within the defined scope, quality, time, and cost constraints
  • Use knowledge of strategies and priorities at multiple levels to set and review project portfolios and balance work activities in the portfolio
  • Absorb and leverage project-related technology to ensure effective project management and collaboration
Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum of seven years’ post-secondary education or relevant work experience
  • Supervisory experience
Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • Knowledge of advanced IT project management principles (e.g. Agile/Hybrid) and software
  • Highly specialized knowledge and understanding of research computing, laboratory devices, high-performance computing, and cloud and on-prem storage solutions in an academic and research environment
  • Experience with ServiceNow project and portfolio management tool
  • Demonstrated cross-functional project leadership experience
  • Demonstrated team performance skills, service mindset approach, and the ability to act as a trusted advisor
  • Attitude that supports an Agile working environment
  • Ability to serve as a peer coach or mentor technical staff in project management techniques or quandaries
Additional Information
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.

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values
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:#7208281 (Ref:hh-64807BR)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Harvard Medical School
United States
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