Program Manager II

Updated: 9 months ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Program Manager II
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Research Professional Position No
Posting Number 201900966AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range 45,000-70,000
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 11/03/2019
Description of Work Unit

BioMARC is a process development and contract manufacturer of FDA-regulated products. It was created to fill an industry need for higher containment biologic manufacturing. We are a not for profit CMO owned and operated by CSU and were created to translate and produce bio-pharmaceutical products for non-clinical, clinical, and commercial use under Biosafety level 2, 3 and Select Agent biosecurity conditions. In addition to manufacturing and testing services, BioMARC offers product and process development services, which includes the creation of development programs focused on implementing cGMP regulations and scalability issues.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the BioMARC Director, the Program Manager is responsible for organizing, leading, and directing teams to support interdisciplinary/multi-institutional pre-clinical and cGMP campaign activities. The Program Manager is required to source, build, negotiate, maintain, manage, and utilize the basic infrastructure of each assigned project’s work plan (in collaboration with BioMARC team leaders and other project collaborators/consultants) to manage and coordinate each project team and successfully complete tasks across complex interdisciplinary/multi-institutional projects on time. The position requires escalating levels of experience in project management, program management, and administrative tasks including coordination between individual task groups/entities (some of which are outside CSU). A “project” can be the scope of work related to externally-funded deliverables or internally-derived objectives. A “program” is a scope of work comprised of externally-funded deliverables, some of which are internal to BioMARC and others are performed by external collaborators (outside BioMARC, but inside CSU or external collaborators at other institutions including other institutions of higher education or consultants).

Required Job Qualifications

Bachelors degree in the Sciences, Medicine, Business, Liberal Arts or other field with 5 years work experience
Masters degree in the Sciences, Medicine, Business, Liberal Arts or other field with 2 years work experience.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Experience with a contract research organization with sponsors in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry.

Experience in office management, accounting, finance and administrative support.

Previous experience of supervising and coordinating assignments that are complex in nature and require considerable judgement, initiative, technical and/or specialized knowledge to resolve problems and recommend solutions.

Practical knowledge of requirements, principles, and procedures related to working in a regulated environment (FDA).

A proven track record of successful project management with completion of objectives on time and within budget parameters.

A proven track record of working with clients/customers in a professional environment.

Proficiency in problem-solving within established guidelines.

Knowledge of university policies and procedures to complete complex, specialized assignments/tasks in creative and effective ways.

Financial aptitude to accurately forecast revenue, margins, bill rates and utilization.

Knowledge of pricing models and billing procedures.

Previous experience in effectively working in a collaborative/team environment in addition to working independently with minimal supervision.

Previous experience in effectively communicating with outside experts through both written and verbal modalities.

Diversity Statement

Personal or professional commitment to diversity and inclusion as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity and inclusion outcomes.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Project Management and Consortium Collaboration

• Contribute to creation and management of written project work plans for manufacturing and/or scientific research projects in collaboration with project management team members across consortium.
Identify critical path issues, solutions and task/resource prioritization to maintain schedule within program budget and regularly report status to BioMARC Director/Program PI.
• Coordinate work activities including key records maintenance, report generation, administrative and analytical tasks, meeting processes, appointment scheduling and meeting planning.
• Regularly inform the BioMARC Director/Program PI of the status of each consortium project as it relates to deliverables, schedules, quality and deficiencies across the program and consortium.
• Coordinate with OSP, each consortium member and sponsor to ensure proper invoicing of expenditures against individual consortium accounts.

Percentage Of Time 50
Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Managerial Relational Communication

• Coordinate overall program activities between consortium members (both internal and external to BioMARC) including meetings including scheduling, agenda creation, recording meeting minutes and action items, compilation and submission of individual consortium member written reports, meeting minutes and invoicing on time within required time frames delineated by sponsor agency(s).
• Assembly and final submission of periodic activity reports and consortium member invoices for submission to sponsor on highly complex, interdisciplinary/multi-institutional programs.
• Coordinate, track and report progress against objectives and timelines for individual consortium members across the program to sponsor agency(s).

Percentage Of Time 40
Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Administrative Analysis

• Maintain correspondence file for consortium to include communications between consortium members and PI as well as PI and sponsor.
• Supervise 0-3 student hourly employees as required to assist with job duties as previously outlined above.
• Perform other duties as required.

Percentage Of Time 10

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a cover letter which addresses how professional experiences align with identified required and preferred qualifications of the position, a current resume, and the contact information of three (3) professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact Amy King (
EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

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