at Bit Bio
bit.bio is an award-winning spinout from the University of Cambridge. Our breakthrough technology combines synthetic and stem cell biology for the precise, efficient and consistent reprogramming of human cells used in research, drug discovery, and cell therapy. At bit.bio, we are passionate about engineering human cells that will enable the medicine of the future. To do this we need talented and curious people who want to make an impact on the future of science and therapeutics.
As a team of individuals, we value science, collaboration, openness, curiosity and creativity. We are united by trust and respect for each other.
Location: Babraham Research Park, Cambridge
Type: Full time, permanent /
Salary: Competitive / Hours: 40 p/w
Office based position with home working flexibility
Your role in our team:
Project management is a team that supports the delivery of science and technology projects at the science and innovation stages, through to early manufacturing. We are looking for an experienced Project Manager who uses their expertise and influence to coordinate and deliver projects assigned to them, on time and within budget, in accordance with company objectives and key results. The project manager will be responsible for supporting key iPSC related re-programming projects through the early stages of innovation through to early development - identifying key milestones, risks and accountabilities across the project lifecycle.
The candidate we are looking for must be able to support the project teams with an excellent understanding of the scientific processes, risks and deliverables within the project, along with highly developed organisational skills to lead the team to success. bit.bio is a rapidly growing business, and the candidate is required to lead and adapt to changing priorities and assist scientists in prioritising and focussing on key deliverables.
Your key responsibilities will include:
Execute strategy for ensuring success of new and ongoing projects within agreed timelines, budget, scope and internal customer expectations
Planning, execution, monitoring, coordination and control of scientific research projects from the innovation stages through to the launch of products for testing
Plan project timelines and project tasks, and follow projects their entire lifecycle
Proactively identify, manage and mitigate project risks and obstacles
Proactively manage changes in project scope, timelines and priorities
Manage the day-to-day project tasks and workflow. Resourcing of projects, identifying risks and major milestones
Ensure all necessary resources are identified and available
Responsible for the completion of documentation necessary for project lifecycles
Lead regular project meetings with internal and external customers and stakeholders and take meeting minutes, track actions and keep a record of key decisions made
Communicate timely project updates and progress to internal customers and stakeholders
Use a mix of creative and established tools to manage and communicate effectively
Have a Masters degree with proven significant experience in a scientific discipline (preferably iPSC) or a PhD in a relevant scientific discipline (cell biology, molecular biology)
Have excellent communication skills. Are able to chair meetings and hold people accountable to actions. Excellent written communication in the form of meeting minutes, dashboards and wider site communication
Enjoy working, and have experience of working, in an agile environment, particularly in a scientific setting
A creative thinker, especially in ways to drive team spirit and focus with experience in implementing and motivating teams
Are interested in team and organisational culture and dynamics
Are comfortable working in a fast-paced, scale-up environment comprising a diverse and geographically dispersed team
With essential experience in…
Have experience in project managing complex matrix project teams, understanding workflows and scientific rationale and ensuring everything is delivered on time
Have experience working within an iPSC or industrial scientific setting, understanding the importance of delivering projects on time and within budget
An excellent understanding of the scientific rationale for a project and experience of challenging processes to ensure projects are successful
Experience of the full project lifecycle from initial scoping through to delivery (to include timelines, budget, resourcing and risk management)
A project management qualification such as PRINCE 2, PMP or PRINCE Agile
Experience of working within an Agile environment, running projects in line with Agile methodology with a focus on science adopted scrum structures and Kanban ways of working
More reasons to join us:
bit.bio provides a vibrant and dynamic work environment in an exciting, fast-moving time for biology. We work with cutting edge technologies and with our world-leading scientific advisory board. We conduct pioneering work with real-world impact.
We trust our people to make significant contributions early on with opportunities to be involved in projects that are key to the success and growth of our young company. We invest in people, creating opportunities for personal development in an inclusive multi-skilled team with ambitious goals that provide opportunities to learn on the job from each other.
Creativity and open minds are encouraged for everyone to contribute to the success of the company.
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