Scripps Research

ABOUT US: Scripps Research is ranked the most influential institution in the world for its impact on innovation. We expand basic knowledge in the biosciences and use these fundamental advancements to develop profound innovations that improve wellbeing. Our educational and training programs mold talented and committed students and postdocs into leading edge scientists. Scientists in the institute’s five academic research departments work hand-in-hand with researchers of the Scripps Research Translational Institute and Calibr to merge foundational studies in biology, chemistry and computer science with translational science to produce pioneering drugs and advances in digital and precision medicine. Together, we cultivate new scientific leaders and expand the frontiers of knowledge to deliver medical breakthroughs to better human health around the globe. If you have a passion for making a difference, this could be your opportunity to join our transformative team. 

POSITION TITLE: Project Manager


The Hughes laboratory builds software infrastructure and tools to discover, share, and analyze bioinformatic and infectious disease data, including the NIAID Data Ecosystem,, and the CViSB Data Portal. We are looking for a Program Manager to oversee and coordinate the development of the NIAID Data Ecosystem Discovery Portal, a platform to find immune mediated and infectious disease data to accelerate the pace of research and rapidly respond to disease outbreaks.


Oversee day-to-day operations, including tracking deliverables, progress, and metrics on the project roadmap and work plans.
Facilitate communication amongst the technical team and the NIAID customer to enable team and project success.
Lead reporting efforts to funding agencies and coordinate with financial teams.
Interface with the external research community and stakeholders to refine needs for the project.
Enable team and project success through strategic project planning and process management in collaboration with the Principal Investigators.

Bachelor’s degree in biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Information Systems or related field.
Minimum of four years’ experience in project management and/or leadership, managing scientists and engineers to develop technical solutions to scientific problems.
Demonstrated experience working with a diverse set of colleagues, including scientists, engineers, usability researchers, and engagement managers with a variety of backgrounds.
Strategic and analytical thinking
Strong oral and written communications skills coupled with effective interpersonal and collaboration skills.

An advanced degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) in a scientific domain.
Expertise in allergy, immune-mediated, and/or infectious disease research.
Experience coordinating or managing major research projects.
Experience mentoring others.
Proactiveness, to identify potential issues and develop preemptive solutions.
Experience working with federally funded research.
Experience working with FISMA certification.
LOCATION: La Jolla, California or Remote Employment within the United States.  In rare circumstances, candidates outside the United States will be considered.

COMPENSATION: The expected hiring range for this position is $77,200 to $96,500 per year, commensurate with experience. Consideration will be given to experience that exceeds the listed requirements.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  This position works in an office environment. Further details of the physical requirements of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

The above statements describe the level of work performed and expected in general terms.  The statements are not intended to list all the responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of employees so classified, and the content herein is subject to change due to the business needs of Scripps Research, with or without notice.   Furthermore, nothing in this job description shall be interpreted to be in conflict with or to eliminate or modify in any way the employment-at-will status of Scripps Research staff. 

EEO Statement: The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote diversity of thought, culture and background in the fields of science. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status. Underrepresented individuals are encouraged to apply.

COVID-19 update: The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until restrictions change, interviews will be conducted virtually.

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