Project Manager

Salary in the region of £45,886 - £56,083 (dependent on experience) plus excellent benefits

Permanent/ Open Contract

The Cellular Genetics Programme is looking for a talented and enthusiastic Project Manager to support the cell atlasing projects carried out across the Programme. The successful candidate will be an outstanding communicator with experience managing multiple projects. The ability to digest complex information and adapt plans accordingly will be key, coupled with a solid understanding of escalation processes and relevant regulations governing the research. 

You will work in a matrix environment interacting with stakeholders from within the Programme, the wider Institute, and with our global collaborators. Well-honed interpersonal skills and the ability to form and maintain strong working relationships with a diverse group of individuals is critical.

Practical experience of producing and managing budgets is essential, with demonstrable experience of delivering multiple overlapping projects within budget being highly advantageous. 

You will be responsible for understanding the different funding and sample sources that contribute to each overall project, and to track the progress of these projects against the various deliverables. In addition to the Sanger cell atlasing projects run out of several Faculty groups, you will work with the scientific leads to help map the outputs against the broader, global Human Cell Atlas project.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for supporting scientific research, and will be joining a growing team of individuals from a variety of disciplines all working together to deliver an exciting and cutting edge project.

Job Reference

Essential Skills

  • Science degree in a relevant subject [or equivalent] coupled with a good understanding of the technologies associated
  • Experience of managing projects within a scientific/academic environment                                                
  • Experience of developing, handling and reporting complex budgets 
  • Demonstrates excellent networking and relationship building and the ability to effectively handling both internal and external partners                                                                                                             
  • Ability to work in a constantly changing environment and demonstrate agile working approach 
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to plan and schedule effectively
  • Demonstrate an ability to provide, receive and record both routine and highly complex communications, electronically, orally and written 
  • Extensive knowledge of the grant application process 
  • Can demonstrate initiative, creativity, flexibility and a personal ethos of continuous improvement
  • Ability to focus, concentrate and accurately complete tasks within given timeframes while dealing with unscheduled interruptions e.g. changing priorities 
  • Familiarity with Regulatory requirements for Human samples/tissue 

Ideal Skills

  • Project Management training or qualification, e.g. MSP, Prince 

Other information

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre and committed to training the next generation of genome scientists. Focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease and a world leader in the genomic revolution, our mission is to use genome sequences to advance understanding of human and pathogen biology in order to improve human health. We aim to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens. Our science is large-scale and organised into Programmes, led by our Faculty who conceive and deliver our science, and supported by our Scientific Operations teams responsible for all data production pipelines at the Institute. 

Our Campus: Set over 125 acres, the stunning and dynamic Wellcome Genome Campus is the biggest aggregate concentration of people in the world working on the common theme of Genomes and BioData. It brings together a diverse and exceptional scientific community, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to pursue some of humanity’s greatest challenges.

Our Benefits: Our employees have access to a comprehensive range of benefits and facilities including:

  • Defined Contribution Pension Scheme and Life Assurance
  • Group Income Protection
  • Private Health Insurance
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing by one day a year to a maximum of 30
  • Family friendly environment including options for flexible and part-time working, a childcare voucher scheme, Campus Nursery and Summer holiday club
  • Two days paid Employee Volunteering Leave a year
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Campus Gym, tennis courts, cricket pitch and sports hall plus a range of dining facilities
  • Active Campus Sports and Social Club
  • Free Campus Bus Service

Genome Research Limited hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive.

Please include a covering letter and CV with your application. Closing date for applications: 7th April 2019