The Jackson Laboratory

  • Associate Project Manager

    Job Locations US-ME-Bar Harbor
    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/10/2019 5:56 PM)
    Job ID
    Marketing, Customer Support and Business Development
  • Summary

    A project manager is responsible for understanding and implementing complex research goals in the confines of time and budget.  This is accomplished by coordinating a vast array of research services available and using best practice of project management. The ideal candidate will have a firm foundation of scientific understanding, associated with the use of mouse models of human disease, model generation and/or in vivo pharmacology. This fast pace position requires excellent organizational and communication skills, along with the ability to think critically and recommend best solutions to meet project goals.


    • Interprets what customer’s needs and goals and ensures proper selection of service type.
    • Creates and distributes formal, accurate, and tailored project summaries, according to customer-specific time tables.
    • Anticipates possible problems or inconsistencies and drives mid-course changes and corrections in order to avoid customer dissatisfaction or cost overruns. 
    • In conjunction with Project Scientists, Technical Information Services, Study Directors and other subject matter experts, presents and explains to customers various options (work flows) for performing project work. 
    • Initiates new or renewed JAX Services projects.  Supports quotation tracking processes and report generation.
    • Coordinates and tracks progress on projects, updating all required databases as needed and anticipates possible problems or inconsistencies and drives mid-course changes and corrections in order to avoid customer dissatisfaction or cost overruns. 


    • BS degree in Life Science and 2 years of experience managing projects in customer facing role or 10+ years working in a Research or Biotech environment in a project role.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication practices in a high-profile environment requiring discretion, tact, and diplomacy. 
    • Strong analytical and problem solving ability.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously to successful completion.
    • Proven ability to organize time effectively and work under time constraints, meet deadlines and prioritize work.
    • Proficiency with a variety of software tools including MS Office software, laboratory information management databases, Collaboration software such as Central Desktop or Sharepoint; and ERP (Axapta) and CRM. Highly proficient in Excel, AXAPTA and LIMs systems.
    • Ability to travel 10%.

    Please submit a cover letter and resume!

    About Us

    The Jackson Laboratory ( is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,200 employees. With a mammalian genetics institute as its headquarters campus in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Conn., JAX® Mice and Clinical Research Services facilities in Sacramento, Calif. and Ellsworth, Maine. The Laboratory's mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

    The Laboratory is the world's source for more than 11,000 strains of genetically defined mice, is home of the Mouse Genome Informatics and Mouse Phenome databases, and is a hub for scientific courses, conferences, training and education.The Jackson Laboratory's 43-acre scenic Bar Harbor campus is nestled between the Gulf of Maine and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Some of the best hiking and biking in the world (over 50 square miles of mountains, lakes, views, and dramatic coastline) is accessible from our campus. We are one mile from downtown Bar Harbor, which offers a vibrant downtown district with a plethora of restaurants, shops, museums, and galleries.

    JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!

    Our Values:

    INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is right

    PEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all

    ONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science

    EXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class results

    INNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutions

    STEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us


    What do we have to offer?

    JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement including an MBA program. Our campus offers a fitness center with an award-winning wellness program, an onsite full service cafeteria, and a fully operational primary care facility available to employees and their families.


    Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX’s mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.


    The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

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