Project Manager 12/6/2019

Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH) Boston, MA

Boston, MA
AJE Ref #
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
Company Ref #
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


We are seeking a highly motivated PROJECT MANAGER to work with our team of clinicians, pathologists, researchers, software engineers, bioinformaticians, and data scientists to plan, develop, test and release these tools for research and clinical application, and to move the field of digital pathology forward. The successful candidate will join a thriving clinical center to engineer solutions for the analysis of next-generation sequencing, whole slide imaging, and clinical data.

The Center for Integrated Diagnostics (CID) innovates in the areas of molecular testing and patient tumor genotyping services in real-time. The Translational Research Lab (TRL), functioning as the research arm of the CID, specifically supports clinical trials and evaluates technologies on the most cutting edge of the field, in a manner that assures the highest quality standards. The TRL also contributes to R&D efforts to broaden the services provided by the CID within MGH. In addition, the TRL is currently supporting the Alliance for Digital Pathology (ADP), the ADP is a collaborative and voluntary group interested in the evolution of regulatory science as it applies to digital pathology. ADP seeks participation from all stakeholders (industry, vendors, academic medical centers, patient advocates, regulatory bodies, associations, etc.) to come together and identify key elements necessary to move the field of digital pathology forward. As part of these roles, we are involved in the evaluation and development of laboratory-based molecular tests, including next-generation sequencing and ISH/FISH, and software solutions, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to improve the delivery of patient care.

An interesting part of this role is the dual responsibilities in both the clinically-focused CID and the translational, regulatory science-based Alliance for Digital Pathology. The purpose of the Alliance is to accomplish concrete practical deliverables and relevant strategic aims in order to sustain and expand the existing collaborative infrastructure. The project manager will be a key contributor to this effort, ensuring that projects are resourced properly, are meeting milestones and deadlines, and that team members are communicating and collaborating effectively. The project manager will be a project leader and will guide these efforts to success.

If you are excited about the opportunity of making a real impact on patients through the development of high-quality laboratory and in-silico testing tools and transformative research, we would love to hear from you!

The Project Manager will work collaboratively with the CID and the Alliance for Digital Pathology (ADP) to pro-actively support and manage the development, delivery, maintenance and support of both wet lab and digital pathology tools and projects. In conjunction with the CID/TRL/ADP teams and under the leadership of the Program Manager, Translational Research Lab, the Project Manager will:

* Assess priorities and make assignments to team members to ensure project priorities are met

* Coordinate and/or manage all aspects of regulatory science related to a project and/or program, as well as establish and maintain master schedule

* Identify programmatic risks to provide deliverables, surface and communicate risks to steering committee as well as able to remove barriers to delivery

* Facilitate communication and drive alignment on competing interests/requirements from different team members

* Develop the Program and Project plans including resources, budget, tools and timelines and execute accordingly

* Report program and project status to steering committee

* Maintain website, set up and maintain databases, coordinate mailings, meetings and workshops, maintain budget and keep oversight

In addition, the Project Manager will contribute to quality efforts by assisting with the below tasks:

Define, report and evaluate project/product deliverables and success criteria

* Assist in the development and ongoing improvement of documents and templates

* Analyze and summarize data for dashboards, presentations, etc.

* Develop agendas, minutes, and presentations for meetings as requested

* Identify opportunities for continuous improvement

* Keep abreast of scientific and regulatory trends as well as updates of federal rules, regulations and guidelines by regulatory agencies

* Perform other-related duties as assigned or requested

* Bachelors degree required

* Masters or Doctoral degree in Cell/Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Bioinformatics, Public Health, or related field preferred

* A minimum of one year of related work experience required

* Experience in scientific laboratories preferred

* Experience in project management preferred

* Experience in healthcare or medical device manufacturing preferred

* Be able to interface with a variety of stakeholders within MGH and the Alliance for Digital Pathology

* Demonstrate judgment to effectively set priorities, make decisions and work in a dynamic, fast paced environment

* Demonstrate intellectual curiosity and desire for continuous learning, interest in computational and regulatory sciences is a plus

* A good understanding of or interest in:

* Health Economics and its impact on medical decision making,

* Compliance framework for medical interaction in relation to the applicable regulations, codes of practice and SOPs,

* Excellent problem-solving and collaboration skills

* Strong communication, data presentation, and visualization skills

* Be self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision/guidance

* Exceptional organizational skills and ability to organize time and priorities effectively, asking for direction when appropriate

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.