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Director of Program Management (0378U) - 20390
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 8, 2021
Title Director of Program Management (0378U) - 20390
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory

Director of Program Management (0378U) - 20390

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

The Bioindustrial Manufacturing And Design Ecosystem, or BioMADE, joins eight Department of Defense (DoD)-sponsored Manufacturing Innovation Institutes (MII) as part of the Manufacturing USA network. BioMADE will support the growth and sustainment of domestic bioindustrial manufacturing, perform research and development (R&D) activities, facilitate the distribution of R&D funding to member institutions, and support national defense needs.

BioMADE will be the nation's leading collaborative research institute dedicated to advancing bioindustrial manufacturing technologies. BioMADE has a satellite office in Berkeley, California and all Berkeleybased BioMADE staff members are employed by the University of California.

BioMADE, in partnership with the University of California, offers excellent benefits and salary as well as a progressive and flexible workplace environment. Please consider joining this highly motivated team dedicated to advance the bioeconomy.

  • Oversees a national team of program managers to ensure their portfolios of projects remain aligned to BioMADE priorities and contract deliverables.
  • Helps program managers mitigate issues that arise within their portfolios.
  • Coordinates efforts of the program management team and collaborates with the BioMADE membership manager to build BioMADE membership through conferences, meetings, and personal engagements.
  • Works with the BioMADE technology team to develop funding calls.
  • Coordinates white paper and proposal review.
  • Oversees project selection process.
  • Assigns projects to program managers best suited to project goals.
  • Assesses institute program's effectiveness, and recommends changes to content, policies and procedures accordingly.
  • Oversees a multimillion dollar portfolio of projects.
  • Ensures that these project deliverables remain align to contract timing and budget.
  • Serves on committees representing the program, participating in short- and long-term planning.
  • Facilitates the efforts of various BioMADE members, and outside constituencies to ensure interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Assists in developing outreach and communication, participates in professional conferences, and provides public relations support.

Required Qualifications
  • Travel to program sites is necessary for this position.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% time.
  • Background and experience in bioindustrial manufacturing and/or industrial biotechnology.
  • Knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Advanced ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results.
  • Advanced ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers.
  • Experience managing confidential information.

  • PhD in microbiology, molecular biology, bioengineering, chemical engineering or field relevant to bioindustrial manufacturing and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • 10 or more years experience in bioindustrial product or process development.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

The minimum posting duration of this position is 14 calendar days. The department will not initiate the application review process prior to July 23, 2021.

This position will involve access to hardware, commodities, and technical information subject to the Export Administration Regulations or International Traffic in Arms Regulations. Accordingly, any hiring decision might depend in part on the University's ability to obtain or rely on federal government authorization as required, if you are not a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S. (green card holder), asylee, refugee, or other qualifying protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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