Program Manager - Major Resource Grants - The Jackson Laboratory

The Jackson Laboratory has an exciting opportunity available as a Program Manager, Major Resource Grants in Bar Harbor, Maine! Please apply online on the Jax Careers.

The Program Manager is responsible for ensuring the successful execution of the overall Aims of major NIH-funded resource grants with an emphasis on strain development. This position reports to and works closely with the Principal Investigators and Co-Investigators within GRS to evaluate new program opportunities, and also interacts externally with key personnel and members of national and international consortia.

For program development, the Program Manager plays a key role in: conceiving and defining the scope of programs and planning long-term project objectives; determining the processes for complex projects; designing the research protocol; and identifying and managing risks; managing progress and ensuring successful delivery of results. The Program Manager is responsible for summarizing information, organizing progress reports and communicating to external collaborators where needed.

For project management, the Program Manager charters new projects, sets goals and timelines, designs systems for tracking progress and keeping data records as required by the specifics of each project; schedules and prioritizes projects, manages and allocates resources, and recruits personnel with the necessary competencies required by each project in a way that maximizes efficient use of resources.

Key Responsibilities:

•Managing the overall strain development processes for major resource grants within GRS. Overseeing the strain acquisition program for Mouse Mutant Resource and Research (MMRRC) Center at JAX. Lead MMRRC’s new strain development and curation effort. Participate in the review of strains submitted to MMRRC and is the primary contact for donating investigators MMRRC-JAX.

•Participate in monthly teleconference meetings of the MMRRCs Coordinating Committee for the purpose of discussing strain selection and other. Serve on MMRRC operational management committees. Participate in discussion and crafting of MMRRC policies, review operational issues. Represent MMRRC-JAX within the MMRRC consortium including monthly calls, annual meetings.

•Create and report importation and distribution metrics for grant progress reports for MMRRC and other major mouse resource grants.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

•Ph.D. in a life science is preferred. MS degree +4 year’s equivalent experience or bachelor’s degree with 8 year’s equivalent experience in the development and/or management of laboratory mouse models, especially genetically engineered strains

•Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to parse complex information from the primary literature, ability to interpret genetic and physiological data

•Experience and ability to design and direct complex laboratory mouse breeding plans

•Ability to work within enterprise level databases, esp. JAXStrain and Axapta

•Ability to travel to national meetings, 2-3 times annually

•Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively exchange information and interact with stakeholders from a wide variety of backgrounds.