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Project Manager - Microbiology and Immunology

Society for Conservation Biology
San Francisco, California, US
Closing date
Oct 2, 2023

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Academic / Research, Nonprofit
Conservation science
Project Management, Biology
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Employment Type
Full time
Project Manager - Microbiology and Immunology
Microbiology and Immunology

Full Time


Job Summary

We are seeking a Project Manager with proven management experience to oversee clinical and translational research projects. The ideal candidate is steeped in professional research with a zeal and willingness to learn.

The candidate must be exceptionally skilled at planning, time management, and multiple forms of communication. They should be proactive and capable at pre-empting problems before they occur, and fearless at pushing for hard decisions on pressing matters. The candidate should also be willing to do the hard work to build and manage large, multi-stakeholder projects, skilled at adopting and implementing new technologies, and motivated to meet milestones and other success metrics.

In this role, the Project Manager will be responsible for strategic development and maintenance of an infrastructure supporting an integrated research program spanning aspects of diagnosis, clinical care, sample processing, and coordinated data generation and dissemination for both research and clinical activities. This position needs a flexible individual capable of managing emerging priorities and working in a collaborative environment.

The Project Manager will plan, implement, and coordinate existing activities of moderate to high complexity. The nature of the projects will be varied, from managing funding to addressing clinical, scientific, and administrative needs. This person is expected to execute project management work with minimal supervision, but in close consultation with the ImmunoX Chief Strategy Officer, principal investigators, and other stakeholders. Effective communication will be important to this position, collecting information from individual groups and providing concise updates to project leadership. The role also requires organization and prioritization skills to ensure the most critical tasks are completed on time. The Project Manager reports directly to the ImmunoX Chief Strategy Officer.

Please note: The compensation ranges listed online for roles not covered by a bargaining unit agreement are very wide, however a job offer will typically fall in the range of 80% - 120% of the established mid-point. An offer will take into consideration the experience of the final candidate AND the current salary level of individuals working at UCSF in a similar role.

For roles covered by a bargaining unit agreement, there will be specific rules about where a new hire would be placed on the range.

The Bakar ImmunoX Initiative is an ambitious, first-in-class program at UCSF that uses social engineering, state-of-the-art technologies and infrastructure, and a unique data-sharing model to support a large community of researchers and clinicians as they seek to harness immunology to improve human health. By restructuring traditional research, we create opportunities for cross-fertilization of ideas, discoveries, and insights.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training
  • Three to five (3-5) years directly relevant, progressive work experience
  • Knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Highly organized
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Skilled at adopting and implementing new technologies

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
  • Working knowledge about human subjects research, including study design, maintaining IRB communication, protocol adherence, and data management
  • Scientific background in immunology, pathology, infectious disease, or other related interdisciplinary biology/life sciences
  • Experience in creating and managing sizeable budgets

About UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world's leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence - also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity - both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.



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Job Category

Professional (Non-Clinical), Research and Scientific

Bargaining Unit

99 - Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)
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