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

Job Summary

The Program Manager position will be in support of the Biosciences Initiative-funded Single Cell Spatial Analysis Program (SCSAP).  The Program Manager will efficiently oversee and coordinate the Program Director’s and Leadership’s visions and the program’s goals, initiatives and strategies.  The position requires the ability to represent the program among many different stakeholders in a highly professional manner; the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines while maintaining attention to detail.

The Program Manager must possess the ability to independently and collaboratively identify and communicate opportunities, metrics, and challenges to the Program and act on them in a timely fashion.  The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent organizational and communication skills and a desire to work in partnership with the Program’s faculty leaders.

The Single Cell Spatial Analysis Program
The SCSAP is funded by the University of Michigan Biosciences Initiative Program.  The SCSAP’s goals are to enhance single cell analytics and tissue-based spatial analytics at the University of Michigan. The SCSAP leadership consists of 6 faculty members from among the Medical School, College of Engineering and School of Public Health.  SCSAP activities include faculty recruitment in collaboration with University departments; providing scientific core services and technical expertise in the single cell analytic and spatial analytic spaces; and building community through providing pilot project grants; seminars, symposia and other activities.  The successful candidate will become a critical administrative member of the dynamic SCSAP and have the opportunity to contribute towards program direction and initiatives.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.


Event and Meeting Management and Community Building:

  • Organize, promote, and execute seminar series, individual seminars, guest visits, symposia, committee meetings. 
  • Coordinate with administrative support to identify meeting dates.
  • Coordinate SCSAP-sponsored funding opportunities: coordinate requests for proposals with other University of Michigan entities, coordinate review panels for pilot projects.
  • Facilitate networking opportunities for Program members.
  • Maintain a strong positive relationship with upper-level UM administration and stake holders (Deans, Institutes, Chairs).

Task Management:

  • Organize and prepare background material for leadership meetings.
  • Follow up on decisions and other assignments that result from meetings.
  • Monitor progress of assignments to ensure timely completion.  
  • Coordinate activities with recruiting departments.

Develop Internal and External Communications to Build SCSAP’s Visibility and Utility:

  • Represent Program in professional correspondence and interactions.  
  • Contribute to website development and maintenance and other social media presences.
  • In collaboration with Program leadership, craft correspondence and create presentations, newsletters (internal and external) and annual reports for leadership and other stakeholders with details on productivity, capacity and impact, graphs, charts and other representative figures for slide decks and annual reporting and budget narrative.   


  • Work with fiscal administrator to ensure fiscal responsibility.
  • Ensure budgeting and expenses are accurate.  
  • Summarize fiscal data into charts.

Funding and Development:

  • Identify funding opportunities for the Program and members.
  • Interact with potential donors.  
  • Identify fund matching opportunities.
  • Work with program leadership to prepare competitive funding applications.


  • Oversee administrative aspects of special projects as given by Director.
  • Track productivity of Program members (manuscripts and grants).

Required Qualifications*

  • A Bachelor’s degree in biomedical/life sciences.
  • 2 or more years in previous program management experience.
  • Proficient use of computers including Microsoft Office
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; both understanding and inspiring.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Can meet deadlines
  • Excellent attendance record.
  • Ability to act independently once direction is provided.

Desired Qualifications*

  • A Master’s degree in biomedicine or life sciences
  • Knowledge of the University’s procedures and policies
  • Experience in scientific publications and grant writing
  • Public relations experience

Work Locations

NCRC, Bldg. 20 326W; 2800 Plymouth Rd Ann Arbor

However, there will be activities that require occasional presence in other parts of the University Campus.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

All applications for this position must be received by (enter the date).

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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