Project Manager/Quality Systems Manager

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Jan 2023

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Department Genetics - 423501
Career Area Research Professionals
Posting Open Date 01/26/2023
Application Deadline 01/31/2023
Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Project Manager/Quality Systems Manager
Position Number 20053194
Vacancy ID S020849
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
30-40 hours per week, 4-5 days per week in person; some hybrid/remote work
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $29 - $38/hour
Proposed Start Date
Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months not to exceed 11 months

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.
Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.
Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.
Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.
Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.
Position Summary
The High Throughput Sequencing Facility (HTSF) is seeking a project manager (PM) for external contracts and UNC internal projects running through the HTSF facility. This critical position will serve as the bridge between the lab bench and the customer. He/she will oversee and monitor all project laboratory activities including library preparation, quality control, pooling, DNA/RNA sequencing, data analysis, and reporting. The selected candidate will be responsible for coordinating and managing the execution of the project with resource (line) managers, managing the schedule and budgets, data processing, and managing reporting and deliverables for these projects. He/she will manage and coordinate all communications with the clients. This individual will coordinate and manage technical consultations with prospective clients, HTSF technical staff, customer service, and management. He/she will also lead and manage proposals and quotes for new projects or continuations of current contracts. This includes oversight and development of pricing quotes and budgets; technical approach; staffing plan; management plan; detailed project schedules and data/report delivery timelines; and past performance project descriptions. The PM will also lead revision of quality management SOPs, processes, and metrics, and help establish a robust quality system for HTSF. This may include addition of controls to sample processing and sequencing; establishing process checklists and interim procedural and data reviews; enhanced calibrations and instrument performance validations; and a formalized procedure and metrics for validating new methods and processes. 
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree and two years of general research experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
This position requires a 4 yr degree, preferably in Biological or biomedical sciences, and at least 2 years relevant experience. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant, advanced training. Candidates must have experience managing complex biomedical laboratory projects or experience managing projects in a clinical environment. The selected candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. He/she must be able to work in a high pressure and diverse environment. This individual must be flexible, collaborative, yet able to work effectively with a high degree of independence and as part of a high functioning team. Strong organizational skills are essential for this role. Must have knowledge of such software/programs as Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Relevant post-baccalaureate or relevant bachelor’s degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and more than three years of relevant experience. A background in biology, cancer or genomics research is a plus. PMP (Project Management Professional) certification is highly desirable. Helpful if candidates have hands on experience working in a laboratory conducting DNA/RNA extraction or preparation; library preparation for sequencing; QC of raw materials, libraries, or pools; operating next generation sequencing instruments; producing and/or analyzing sequencing data; or other relevant lab experiences. Previous experience working in a university research environment is a plus.
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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