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Zymo Research Blog Engineering Project Manager

Summary/Contribution of Position:The Engineering Project Manager will lead an interdisciplinary effort to develop world class automation solutions and is responsible for discovery, development and delivery of these innovative automated methodologies. Perform or supervise the performance of laboratory and/or field experimental procedures in support of research on DNA, or RNA and perform other related duties as required. Specifically, the project manager will lead the development of automated nucleic acid manipulation technologies including sample preparation and analyte detection. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Research and DevelopmentCreate and supervise all aspects of projects, including project strategy, schedule, execution, and delivery of automated products and methods.Investigate directions for Zymo Research's automated nucleic acid applications and product development.Develop nature and general plan of approach to basic research problems; read scientific articles pertaining to broad research problems; proceed with independent direction to organize and work out all techniques involved.Plan, assign, and direct the work of Research Associates and Engineers 2. Ensure project complianceAssess project feasibility and maintain a thorough understanding of the requirements of each projectMaintaining the overall direction of the project as dictated by the CSO. 3. Ensure initial and ongoing reviewProviding adequate information to initially review the study or project.Providing documents for ongoing review 4. Determine adequate resources to complete the project 5. Ensure proper documentation of project-related procedures and events 6. Maintain professional and technical knowledgeAttending educational workshops and seminars, reviewing/writing professional publications, and attending/presenting to associations universities or other professional groups 7. Marketing and product developmentResponsible for all aspects of product release: Beta-Testing, packaging instructions (protocol)Collaborate with marketing on content for marketing collateral, website, and packaging 8. Education and experienceRequires a minimum of a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biological Engineering or closely related discipline or a Master's degree with > 3 years of professional experience leading teams/projects, or a Bachelor's degree with a > 5 years of experience lead teams/projects.Demonstrated experience leading small teams or projects is required.Experience in the field of life sciences is ideal, but not required.Experience developing automated devices is ideal, especially for nucleic acid sample preparation and detection, but not required.Organized and capable of managing tasks on multiple, concurrent projects.Demonstrates well-developed written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to establish highly functional relationships with diverse personalities, both within and outside the company. Open, customer-focused style of communication. 9. Core CompetenciesIngenuity and creativity Scientific objectivity and focusAbility to execute and deliverProject and team leadershipOrganizationOperationalCustomer ServiceReporting/MetricsWritingTeam Player

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Zymo Research is a manufacturer of molecular biology research tools that includes epigenetics, DNA and RNA purification and protein products. Read more