Research Project Manager – Center for Genomic Medicine

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The Talkowski Laboratory in the Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Broad Institute is seeking a highly motivated, organized, and enthusiastic candidate to assist in the overall scientific management of our research program. Our research programs explore the impact of genomic variation on human disease, with a particular focus on neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders. We are also dedicated to the development and application of innovations in genomic technologies and genetic diagnostics.


The candidate will be expected to interact closely with lab members, trainees, faculty, and institutional leadership across the CGM, Broad Institute, and numerous external consortia.



  • Document and facilitate the creation of project plans which will include project scope, goals, resource requirements, implementation strategies, communication plans, and milestones
  • Clearly define specific project needs, timelines, and ensure these objectives align with the overall project goals
  • Proactively anticipate, identify, and mitigate potential issues before they arise
  • Initiate and facilitate project meetings with trainees, staff, PI(s), and consortia
  • Capture and monitor project deliverables in an organized management system
  • Assist in grant writing, budget justifications, and progress report submissions
  • Oversee all MGB Institutional Review Board (IRB) documentation and interactions with MGB Innovations office, including IRB submissions, material transfer agreements (MTA), data access agreements (DAA), and other required documentation
  • Manage changes in timelines, deliverables, and budget and adjust plans as needed
  • Communicate with project leads to follow up on ongoing deliverables and project initiatives
  • Develop and deploy tools/methods to facilitate project management, communication, and reporting
  • Develop project budgets, track expenses, and provide updates on project financial health



  • Strong working knowledge of project management principles, tools, and processes
  • Experience using project management software preferred but not required
  • Understanding of genomic datasets and associated phenotypic data
  • Experience working with cloud-based compute infrastructure, organization, and file formats of genomics datasets preferred but not required
  • Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team in a fast-paced, highly collaborative and supportive environment
  • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities in response to changing deadlines and the needs of the lab
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work well in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to thrive in a team setting with interdisciplinary groups including biologists, data analysts, computer scientists, and leadership



  • PhD in a scientific discipline required



  • 3+ years of experience engaged in scientific projects or related experience required. Post-PhD experience in scientific projects related to genetics and genomics preferred but not required for exceptional candidates.






FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):    

  • Applicant will manage a portfolio of ~10 scientific projects, including scientific progress, financial expenditures, and Institutional Review Board (IRB) management.


WORKING CONDITIONS:  Center for Genomic Medicine, Simches Research Center and Broad Institute


 EEO Statement Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.


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