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Scientific Project Manager

Company: Ancestry
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

When you join Ancestry, you join our family tree. Backed by history, science, and technology, were creating a new world of connection, innovation, and understanding. Whether its reuniting long-lost relatives through DNA or unearthing new family stories from historical records, Ancestry empowers life- changing experiences. With over 20 billion digitized historical records, 100 million family trees, and 15+ million DNA kits sold, Ancestry is bringing the power of personal discovery to people around the world. AncestryDNA seeks a detail obsessed, proactive Scientific Project Manager who enjoys managing moderately sized projects with multidisciplinary science team members and moderate technical scope. Were looking for someone with a great science background and demonstrated project management abilities. Youll be responsible for the timely execution of complex science-based projects, working closely with a diverse team of scientists including population geneticists, computational biologists, computer scientists, and statisticians to achieve business and science objectives within a timeline and budget framework. What you will do * Day to day management and accountability for a project's success and goals. * Assists with project activities related to AncestryDNA as defined by the project. * Coordinates and facilitate meetings * Identify and manage potential risks or issues. Proactively develop contingency and mitigation plans. * Work closely with Program Managers and Project Sponsors to ensure that project delivers the agreed upon requirements. * Help with portfolio management by creating presentations of the overall health of projects. * Keeps track of milestones and deliver status reports on a weekly basis. * Ability to communicate effectively internal and external to the program/ project team. * Contribute independent thought to tactical planning and execution efficiencies. Who you are * Familiarity with computational methods related to genotype/phenotype analyses (GWAS, PRS) * Strong organizational skills including tool utilization (spreadsheets, project management tools, process maps), information capture, attention to detail, and prioritization. * Able to anticipate, prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality. * Strong communicator with the ability to maintain open communication with the science program and project team members. Includes interpersonal skills such as flexibility, empathy and the ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources. * Proactive and self-starter. * Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner. GD-Sponsored IND1 Additional_Information Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition, Ancestry will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law. For San Francisco office candidates, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ancestry will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Ancestry is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Ancestry via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Ancestry. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Ancestry as a result of the referral or through other means

Keywords: Ancestry, San Francisco , Scientific Project Manager, Executive , San Francisco, California

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