Program Manager, Microbiome Center

Massachusetts, United States
Monday, 2 November 2020
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Saturday, 2 January 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture and benefits that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future then take a look at this opportunity.

PROGRAM MANAGER, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES)-Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics (CMIT), to assist in developing a research ecosystem and engaging other universities and research institutes, hospitals, and nonprofit and for-profit organizations New England. Will oversee day-to-day operational and administrative activities, including event and communications outreach, sponsored funding administration, and research program development and oversight; contribute to both the creative vision of the center and oversee its daily operations; develop a communications strategy to raise awareness of the center among the public and the scientific community; act as a liaison between CMIT and collaborating institutions; and perform other duties as assigned. 

CMIT, created to advance the science of the human microbiome and treatment of conditions and diseases associated with an altered microbiome, focusses on supporting research at the intersection of medicine, microbiology, immunology, computational biology, and engineering. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree in biology, chemical biology, or related field; three years’ relevant professional experience, including effectively engaging senior executives at hospitals/for-profit/nonprofit organizations to support research and student interests; experience creating new programs, activities, and services to support larger strategic goals; strong program management, interpersonal, relationship management, client service, presentation, and oral and written communication skills; and strong proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).  Must be able to keep teams, projects, and deliverables on track and evaluate and revise plans and methods; promote collaboration and cooperation; work strategically; set priorities and coordinate multiple tasks; exert influence, negotiate, and work across boundaries; and meet competing deadlines and deliver results.  

PREFERRED:  master’s and/or Ph.D. in biology, chemical biology, or related field; familiarity with MIT; and experience working with or in a similar capacity in hospitals/nonprofits. Job #19070-8