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A cover letter is required and should be attached as the first page of your resume. It should address your specific interest in the position and outline the skills and experience that directly related to this position.

Job Summary

One year term limited position with possibility of renewal, expected to deliver two main projects plus administrative duties.


The project manager will collaborate with key stakeholders across campus, including the Office of Research at Michigan Medicine and will plan and organize project plans, communicate regular status updates, identify appropriate resources needed, and work diligently to ensure timely completion of projects.


40% Scientific Cores Analysis

  • Identification of scientific cores, their location and determination of ownership
  • Current state analysis of scientific cores, including technology used and invoice process
  • Benchmarking across the Ann Arbor campus, as well as market offerings for core services
  • Determine process for usage of cores and determine user base
  • Advise stakeholders via communications and provide recommendations on an effective system of project governance
  • Collaborate with our partners in the Med School and other units on campus to create a rich list of accurate data
  • Guide development of a U-M Bioscience Cores web resource
  • Interact with bioscience units on Ann Arbor campus
  • Report on compilation of information
  • Actively participate in scheduled status update meetings


40% Grants Submission Coordination


  • Prepares and compiles all components of each grant submission, ensuring that the proposal is formatted, packaged, and submitted in accordance with grant guidelines
  • Recording and tracking grant proposals, awards, and related statistical information; creates and distributes standard and special reports, studies, summaries, and analyses, as required.
  • Monitors proposals and funding application requirements
  • Providing status reports on grant submissions to supervisor, director and coordinating committee


20% Administration

  • Reporting on findings of campus wide core resource evaluation. 
  • Other reports include statistics on usage of cores, funding model for core services. And preparing such reports for committee evaluation.
  • Project manager will be attending committee meetings, as necessary.  PM may be called on to expand on data analysis and presentation during such meetings.
  • Administrative tasks may include, but are not limited to, making copies, prepping envelopes, posting letters and/or packages, and intercampus mail, as necessary.
  • Assisting preparing, providing review and edits of correspondence to partnering units on campus and prepping power point slides.
  • Assist with calendar invites, or doodle polls for availability.
  • As this is a new role, duties will evolve with the needs of the project.


Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a bioscience field
  • 2-4 years project management experience, or equivalent
  • Scientific experience with core resources
  • 2-4 years experience in lab research
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Exemplary communication skills and experience interacting with individuals at all levels
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of our team
  • Excellent attendance, ability to prioritize appropriately and exercise good judgment
  • Proven ability to ensure objectives, goals, and commitments are met
  • Experience in all Office Tools
  • Experience in enterprise wide email systems
  • Must be able to move about the entire Ann Arbor campus to meet with stakeholders, other constituents and take physically inventory of size, location, etc. of scientific cores.
  • Ability to learn software programs, as needed
  • Ability to display leadership skills to supervisor and director
  • Proven ability to collaborate with multiple groups
  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands
  • Ability to understand business needs with the ability to establish/maintain high level of trust and confidence
  • Ability to focus on details while understanding unit mission

Desired Qualifications*

  • Doctoral degree in biosciences
  • Collaborating and consensus building
  • Experience in communications with executive leadership
  • Creative approach to problem solving

Additional Information

The Biosciences Initiative (BSI) is a Presidential Initiative that seeks to contribute to the University of Michigan’s existing excellence and growth in the biosciences.  The Initiative was kicked off on the Ann Arbor campus in the fall of 2017 and is led by Dr. Roger Cone, vice provost and director of the biosciences initiative.  In addition, the Biosciences Coordinating Committee (BICC) provides strategic leadership to guide strengthening research and education in the biosciences across the university.


The Biosciences Initiative is looking to hire an independent, detail oriented Project Manager Intermediate to lead analysis of scientific cores at the university and to assist with the grant application process for our annual funding opportunities for scientific initiatives.

The selected candidate will report to the Sr. Project Manager and will make high level recommendations to the Director and the BICC.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.