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  • Project Manager - Biology, School of Arts and Sciences

    Tufts University


    The Allen Discovery Center  is dedicated to the advancement of basic biology and biomedicine, and to using an integrated approach to control biological structure and function. Through a combination of molecular genetics, biophysics, and computational approaches, researchers at the Center work toward a multi-level control of patterning. Novel technology is being developed to modulate the bioelectric communication that enables cells to coordinate their activities toward specific anatomical and functional end-states. This new type of epigenetic control has significant implications for developmental biology, evolution, unconventional computation, and synthetic bioengineering. Applications in progress include the repair of birth defects, regenerative medicine, cancer reprogramming, and synthetic biology.

    What You'll Do

    This is a grant funded position and not eligible for severance pay.


    We are seeking a versatile, experienced, and highly motivated Project Manager, who will report to Professor Michael Levin and the deputy director of the Allen Discovery Center. The Project Manager will handle the below duties:

    • Collaborate with the Center’s graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and scientific staff to ensure that all relevant milestones are met and Center goals are achieved in a timely fashion

    • Ensure that equipment, material, and human resources converge efficiently toward on-time delivery of milestone outcomes and long-term goals

    • Monitor and manage multiple tasks simultaneously

    • Trouble-shoot problems and remove obstacles that impede our scientists from carrying out their cutting-edge research

    • Independently oversee a portfolio of projects from submission through completion, including progress tracking and any reporting requirements

    What We're Looking For

    Basic Requirements:

    • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by a Master’s degree in biology or a related discipline, with 2–3 years of project management experience OR a Bachelor’s degree in the life sciences with 3–4 years of project management experience in an academic or industrial setting

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Familiarity with Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop and project management software

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    • Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills

    Pay Range

    Minimum $70,000.00, Midpoint $87,550.00, Maximum $105,100.00

    Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.


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