The Jackson Laboratory

  • IT Project Manager - Lab Informatics

    Job Locations US-CT-Farmington | US-ME-Bar Harbor
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/6/2019 9:57 AM)
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  • Summary

    Are you an experienced Project Manager looking for an opportunity to work with an innovative team surrounded by people doing cutting edge research?  How would you like to work with and lead groups in a close-knit and innovative team that is implementing enterprise Laboratory Information Systems in an organization working to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health?


    If so, The Jackson Laboratory has a great opportunity for you. We are seeking a Project Manager with solid experience in Agile implementations of configurable, abstracted software systems to help manage a multi-year implementation of enterprise Laboratory Information system across several dozen laboratories at multiple sites in the organization.


    As a leader, this role will require working across IT with Business System Analysts, Enterprise Architects, stakeholders in Operations, Laboratories, Research and Finance, and a host of others on cross-functional and often cross-departmental teams to develop and deliver on a product roadmap as the Scrum Master of Agile teams.


    The ideal candidate possesses a unique blend of business, technical and scientific expertise, strategic thinking and at times tactical execution. This individual will be responsible both for the management and leadership of project teams, communication to stakeholders on progress of the project, as well as the deliverables themselves. This delivery will be done on top of the Core Informatics LIMS platform or other software systems as required to support research information management.


    This role will directly support our Research Laboratories and Scientific Services. This will be an onsite position in eitherFarmington, CT or Bar Harbor, ME.


    • Build and lead teams assigned to implement and support new and existing laboratory information systems by negotiating, managing and documenting project scope, goals, and deliverables and acceptance criteria.
    • Oversee all aspects of assigned projects including budgets, schedule, communication, and organizational alignment on all aspects of the project from initiation to implementation and maintenance across appropriate groups at JAX.
    • Supervise and provide direction to assigned team members bother internal and external as well as any other assigned personnel including negotiation of work assignments / statement of work, work assignments, training, problem resolution and performance management.
    • Recruit, maintain, and mentor a strong, diverse, learning team to develop and deliver projects to support research missions and goals.
    • Stay up to date on latest market and strategic trends


    • Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences, Computer Sciences, or related field (an equivalent combination of related education, training, and experience may be considered)
    • Minimum of six (6) years of experience in IT or operations leadership.  Project management or matrix management leadership experience will be considered as appropriate.
    • Preferred three (3) years of experience managing projects in a software development environment, preferably in an academic or research environment (equivalent experience will be considered)
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills both written and oral, adapting communication to the audience across all levels of an organization.
    • Lead and participate as a group member in Research IT’s SAFe Agile framework implementation process.


    • Experience with SaaS and PaaS software architecture and delivery models
    • Lead design based on requirements, standardize patterns for consistent user experience and enterprise data modeling, and evolve configuration patterns to deliver effective business value
    • Recommend and prototype solution options based on requirements to provide effective user experience while minimizing technical debt and administrative overhead.
    • Oversee design, prototyping, customization, testing, and release of custom solutions using technologies such as OData, REST APIs, C#, AngularJS, and .NET.
    • Experience with Core Informatics and/or MS Dynamics AX/Dynamics 365, is a plus
    • Knowledge of current principles, practices and techniques of software development


    About Us

    The Jackson Laboratory ( is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 1,800 employees across three campuses nationwide. Our mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease, and to empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. JAX's research institute in Connecticut, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), is transforming medicine by improving patient care, lowering costs, and increasing life span and health span. JAX-GM’s research focuses on the complex genetic causes of disease, and on the development of genomic solutions tailored to each person's unique genetic makeup.


    JAX-GM sits on a 17-acre site on the campus of the University of Connecticut Health Center. The 183,500-square-foot facility opened in the fall of 2014. Now, it houses over 300 biomedical researchers, technicians and support staff in state-of-the-art computing facilities and laboratories. Our employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives.


    JAX-GM resides in the scenic town of Farmington, in the state’s capitol region. The Hartford region, which offers some of the best public schools in the country, is made up of both bigger cities and smaller, charming historic New England towns. JAX-GM is also geographically located within 2 hours of Boston and New York and is close to multiple transportation systems including bus lines, highways, railroads and international airports.


    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. JAX offers an MBA program, a fitness center with an award winning wellness program, 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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