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Technical Program Manager, Biology

Ascent Services Group
Vancouver, Washington, US
Closing date
Jun 28, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Project Management, Biology
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Technical Program Manager, Biology

In this highly visible and cross-functional role, Technical Program Manager will work with scientific and technical teams in the planning and execution of project(s) having an internal focus from initiation through delivery.

  • You will organize activities across different groups, ensuring completion of the project within scope and schedule requirements and also help plan and direct new workflow implementation efforts.
  • Develop detailed timelines for programs, ensure they are executable and drive execution efforts to deliver on time.
  • Manage program risks and ensure that mitigation strategies are in place.
  • Manage data review meetings for the programs and ensure key decision points are identified and executed upon.
  • You will report to the Director of Project Management and work to support our scientific strategy by planning activities, tracking activities and holding stakeholders accountable to project tasks.
  • Simultaneously balance activities between multiple projects of various scope.
  • Identify areas of improvement, facilitate ideas and implement solutions.
  • Track all activities using project management software; use technology to foster better communication between teams in business processes and experimental handoffs.

  • BS/MS Degree in a biological science related field and 5+ years experience in the biotech field in a project management role
  • Working knowledge of project management software (MS Project, Asana, SmartSheet, etc.)
  • Familiar with workflows involving: cloning, strain engineering, high-throughput screening, fermentation, protein purification, and analytical chemistry.
  • Pro-active mentality and track record of facilitating teams through the resolution of challenges related to business processes or scientific workflows.

Huge plus (but not required):
  • Project management training.
  • In-depth or hands-on experience with Asana or other project management software.
  • Any in-depth experience in one (or more) areas in the workflows mentioned.
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