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Research Project Manager (7398U), QB3 Institute - 58527
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Sep. 8, 2023
Title Research Project Manager (7398U), QB3 Institute - 58527
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Research

Research Project Manager (7398U), QB3 Institute - 58527

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

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We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

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Departmental Overview

The QB3 Institute (IQBBB) is composed of diverse researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of California, Davis. Together, our scientists have powerful combined expertise. They conduct world-class research, driven by the real possibility of using genome engineering to treat human diseases, end hunger, and respond to climate change.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: September 20, 2023


  • Analyze research performance and track to the project's Scope of Work and works with the PIs to ensure that robust performance metrics are maintained.
  • Assists in developing the long-term policies and procedures, developing and overseeing new processes regarding ongoing operations of program, and analyzing a substantial operational budget to achieve objectives.
  • Analyzes and coordinates spending of a substantial budget across multiple labs at multiple universities.
  • Develops and presents complex proposals on a broad range of issues to include problem identification, costs, benefits, and options.
  • Assess total program spending and contribute to strategic deployment of program resources; this includes but is not limited to: interacting with lab heads and HR to provide guidance regarding staffing, analysis of spending, and assist University administrators with coordination of budget allocation and reporting, contributing to budget outlay for large contracts and agreements with consultants and/or contractors.
  • Interpret, collate, and prepare technical data from collaborators for reporting to the funding body.
  • Conducts project analysis and provides project management process improvements including management and technical/operational support to the Principle Investigators for a multi-year, multi-team project that is developing next-generation CRISPR-based therapeutics.
  • Compiles routine scientific progress reports from subcontractors at other Universities, as well as routine technical reports.
  • Responsible for conveying monthly financial reports (prepared by financial analyst) to the funding body, and matching specific spending to specific tasks in the Statement of Work for the relevant program(s).
  • Serve as bridge between resources, technology delivery, quality assurance, contracting, and process improvement.
  • Resolve complex project issues that may involve representatives from partner institutions.
  • Coordinates weekly, monthly, quarterly, and/or annual teleconferences or in-person meetings ensuring optimal collaboration between contributing laboratories, as well as successful communication with the funding body.
  • Provide analysis and assists with all program efforts such as technology development, administrative requirements, and project monitoring, ultimately ensuring timely progress toward program milestones.
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of an operational infrastructure that facilitates cross-institutional collaboration between UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, and The Ohio State University.

Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and/or ability to learn campus processes, protocols, and procedures.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of common campus-specific computer applications.
  • Comfort and familiarity with modern digital tools such as Google Workspaces, Zoom, etc.
  • Strong analytical/problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and influence, both verbally and in writing.
  • Small to mid-level project management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS or PhD in Biological Sciences or related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • 2+ years of project coordination or management experience in the biomedical area.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $70,100.00 - $124,700.00.

  • This is a 100% full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This position is exempt and paid monthly.
  • This is a hybrid position, eligible for 40% remote capability.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California 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, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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