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Project Manager, R&D

Cambridge, MA
About Vizgen:
Vizgen is a rapidly growing company developing the next generation of spatially resolved genomic profiling tools that enable researchers to gain new insight into the biological systems that underlie human health and disease. The company's groundbreaking MERFISH spatial transcriptomics technology images RNA molecules with high accuracy and unrivaled detection efficiency at subcellular resolution. MERFISH provides transformative insight into a wide range of tissue-scale basic research and translational medicine in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious disease, developmental biology, and regenerative medicine. For more information, go to www.vizgen.com

Reporting to the Vice President of R&D and working closely with Vizgen’s R&D and Product team members, the Project Manager will coordinate and monitor activities associated with the Company’s product development process. The Company is currently developing a spatial omics platform that includes reagents, instrumentation, and analysis software as part of its first commercial product launch.  We are seeking a smart, experienced project manager with a strong track record of bringing new products to market from product definition to manufacturing in both start-up and established company environments.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage, coordinate, and participate on cross-functional team activities that drive completion of the Company’s R&D projects
  • Manage project goals, timelines, resource planning, and budgeting
  • Support establishment and implementation of a flexible product development process with clear requirements and documentation
  • Identify risks and create mitigation plans for each of the R&D project goals
  • Support R&D leadership with reporting and communication materials to monitor and update the status of R&D projects
  • Manage and/or create documentation as needed to support design, development, changes, manufacturing, and SOP’s
  • Support development and compliance of the company’s Quality System and Process including implementation of documentation control system
  • Manage external consultants for product design and development related activities
  • Support selection, qualification, and management of contract manufacturers as part of the manufacturing transfer and commercialization process
  • Support the configuration and setup of product configuration and part numbers for development and manufacturing
Requirements and Qualifications:
  • 6+ years of project management in R&D product development in the life sciences research industry
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant scientific disciplines required; advanced degrees strongly preferred
  • Extensive background in one or more of the following areas biomedical engineering, bioimaging, genomics, sequencing, tissue sample preparation, FISH, IHC, oligonucleotide-based chemistries, and fluorescent-based imaging
  • Track record of successful products developed and commercialized in the life sciences research field
  • Established framework for product development processes from idea generation to life-cycle management
  • Professional project management certification preferred
  • Experience in implementing and managing document control systems
  • Working knowledge of ISO 9001:2015 quality management systems
  • Experience in both start-up and large companies strongly preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and team management skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Enjoys working in entrepreneurial but collaborative team-oriented environment
  • Highly organized, disciplined, and efficient in meeting deliverables
  • Highly proficient in the use of business platform tools including PowerPoint, Excel, Word, project management tools, documentation control, and other relevant software applications
Vizgen affords equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, age, military status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or gender unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification.

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