Scientific Project Manager II

Job ID 2021-39806
Area of Interest
Research & Development
Location Name
307 Westlake
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
Global Infectious Disease
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province

About Us

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s – to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.  Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE


As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children's Research Institute is dedicated to providing hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.


Our investigators are involved in hundreds of projects that cover every phase of research, from studying how diseases work to improving investigational therapies. They have pioneered groundbreaking cystic fibrosis treatments and cutting-edge cancer therapies that help a child's immune system defeat cancer, and made other major contributions to pediatric medicine. 


Researchers work in close collaboration with one another, their colleagues at partner institutions including the University of Washington and Fred Hutch and our healthcare providers at Seattle Children's Hospital, one of U.S. News & World Report’s top children's hospitals. This collaboration is one of our key strengths, allowing our faculty to draw on a variety of disciplines and techniques as they pursue solutions to some of medicine's most complex problems.


We are committed to not only treating disease but to eliminating it. Help us achieve our vision of being a worldwide leader in pediatric research aimed to improve the health and well-being of children. If you are interested in a challenging career aimed at groundbreaking research, Seattle Children's Research Institute is the place for you.



Project Manager The Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI) is a Seattle-based 
non-profit research organization committed to making transformative
scientific advances that lead to the prevention, treatment and cures
of infectious diseases impacting children and families around the
world. We are a cross-disciplinary group of ~150 researchers
(20 faculty and research groups) including physicians, biologists and
computational biologists all using the latest technologies in an
interdisciplinary effort to better understand how the body fights
infections and diseases. That understanding is being applied against
a wide range of infectious diseases, with a focus on the need for
effective vaccines against SARS-COV-2, mycobacteria,
nontuberculous mycobacteria, HIV, Dengue, group B Strep,
plasmodia and trypanosomes. SCRI’s leadership in the global health
community extends to international alliances and partnerships with
pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, universities, research
institutes, governments, and public health organizations. We are
recruiting a motivated project manager to work collaboratively with
the Coler Lab Team and external funders.

• Work with PI, research staff and administrators to develop project plans and revise them as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
• Develop project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools
• Track project milestones, deliverables, risks, and day-to-day operational aspects of projects
• Coordinate the development of progress reports and presentations
• Present project status on timeline, budget, deliverables, and milestones to senior leadership
• Liaise with project stakeholders and external collaborators on an ongoing basis
• Coordinate transfer of materials between internal and external stakeholders
• Hold regular status meetings with project teams to include preparing and distributing agendas, data documents, and meeting minutes
• Keep project team well informed of upcoming milestones, changes, and general news
• Review project expenses, develop and track budgets, and provide support to finance department and scientific teams on budget management
• Assist PI and work with Center Business Operations for submission of new grant and contract proposals
• Work with SCRI legal team members and external partners to draft and execute CDA, MTA, CRADA, Service Agreements and/or other legal contracts central to a project

• Three to eight years of experience as a project manager in research and development of therapeutics, vaccines, or diagnostics, global health, or experience in GLP/Clinical operations
• Bachelor’s degree with emphasis on science, project management, or related field
• Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
• Ability to prioritize activities and skilled at getting teams to set and/or meet deadlines
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Strong organizational skills including knowledge management, file management, and time management
• Proficient in MS Project and MS Office Suite
• Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to elicit, without formal authority, cooperation from a wide variety of sources and stakeholders, both internal and external to the organization
• Experience working with international time zones and setting meeting agendas
• Ability to learn, understand, and apply new technologies
• Self-starter who takes initiative to drive projects forward

Highly Desirable
• PMP certification or project management certificate
• MS/PhD degree
• Familiar with legal agreements and intellectual property rights
• A scientific background plus experience in biotech, pharmaceuticals, or global health


Required Education/Experience:
- Master's Degree in Molecular Biology or related discipline.
- A minimum of three (3) years project management experience in an academic or biotechnology environment.
- Demonstrated experience with regulatory requirements, including animal studies, human subjects, clinical trials, FDA and other as appropriate to the project
- Experience coordinating with technology transfer office or other patent and IP management, on matters such as MTA’s, NDA’s, patent applications, licensing, etc.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Research Grant and contract experience.

- PhD in Molecular Biology, or related discipline.
- Demonstrated successful experience leading programs and projects in an organizational setting.
- Strong supervisory skills and budgeting experience.


In accordance with new Washington law for healthcare workers, Seattle Children’s requires that all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before October 18, 2021, or before beginning employment for start dates after October 18th.

Covid-19 Vaccination

In accordance with Washington state law, Seattle Children’s requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All offers are contingent and your vaccine status will be verified at onboarding.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.


Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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