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Research & Development Project Manager

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Long term contract opportunity. Research & Development Project/Program Manager

In partnership with Project Leader, takes full responsibility for the definition, documentation and satisfactory completion of medium-scale projects (typically lasting 6-12 months, with direct business impact, teams of 3-5 and firm deadlines). Identifies, assesses and manages risks to the success of the project. Ensures that realistic project and quality plans are prepared and maintained and provides regular and accurate reports to stakeholders as appropriate. Ensures Quality reviews occur on schedule and according to procedure. Manages the change control procedure, and ensures that project deliverables are completed within planned cost, timescale and resource budgets, and are signed off. Provides effective leadership to the project team, and takes appropriate action where team performance deviates from agreed tolerances.

Qualities needed in a candidate:
Ability to lead and manage multiple projects and initiatives involving cross-functional and global teams related to Research and Development technologies. This includes information technologies used in a laboratory setting (both physical and virtual) from software packages (e.g. Laboratory Information Mgt Systems or LIMS) to lab instrument/computer interfacing, data flow, knowledge mgt, and analytics. Candidate must also have the ability to develop cross-functional technology and process strategy, capability roadmaps, and maturity models based on client best practices.

Soft skills include the ability to be self-managed/driven based on aligned higher order objectives and outcomes. Also the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of personality styles (business, scientist, IT, leadership) in all forms of communication (written, oral, F2F). Ability to manage work streams for him/herself and project team members.

Project size will vary from < $20k to $300k.

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