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Institute for Precision Health Project Manager

UCLA Health

This is a Contract position in Los Angeles, CA posted November 18, 2020.


As our Project Manager, you will support industry-sponsored genomic research collaborations for the Institute for Precision Health (IPH). You will be responsible for the management, coordination, and implementation of Institute for Precision Health (IPH) projects, in alignment with the strategic goals of the program. 

Your responsibilities will include the coordination and completion of assigned projects on time, within budget and scope. You will establish timelines, monitor and summarize progress, and develop status reports for management.

The Project Manager functions with a high level of independence in consultation with and under the guidance of the IPH Sr. Program Manager. You will serve as the liaison between the IPH leadership and the implementation teams to ensure scope, goals, milestones, budget, risk, status, change requests, and critical issues are effectively implemented. You will also create project management processes specific to the IPH research programs and collect feedback on potential improvements and discuss information and opportunities with the IPH Senior Program Manager.

*Contract, may become career


  • Bachelor’s degree inbiobehavioral sciences, public health or related industry strongly preferred
  • A Minimum of five years’experience leading and managing projects.
  • Significant knowledge ofproject planning/scheduling tools (for example, Microsoft Project and Open
    Workbench), with solid trackrecord of practical application.
  • Understanding of the ProjectManagement Institute (PMI) framework
  • Knowledge of various projectmanagement methodologies (e.g., agile/scrum)
  • Excellent communication,interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Strong problem-solving andtime management skills
  • Ability to establish andmaintain cooperative working relationships with third parties/vendors
  • Ability to establishpriorities, meet set deadlines, and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to functionefficiently and independently, and make important decisions under pressure
  • PMP certification preferred 

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.