Project Manager II

Tucson, AZ
Feb 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Asthma/Airway Disease Rsch Ctr

Department Website Link:


University of Arizona Health Sciences


UAHS Tucson, Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center (A2DRC) seeks an outstanding candidate for a Project Manager II position in Dr. Kraft’s lab. The Project Manager is responsible for overseeing a diverse pulmonary translational-research portfolio consisting of both NIH-funded and industry-sponsored studies. Job duties are focused on achieving high-level organizational goals that encompass the strategic utilization of resources including personnel, supplies, and budget management. Additionally, the maintenance of smooth communication channels is necessity, and the position requires an individual capable of facilitating activities between internal and external stakeholders.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Independently creates short and long term project plans that align with organizational objectives set forth by the Principal Investigator.
  • Strategically reprioritizes projects and personnel as necessary to accommodate evolving timelines.
  • Provides status updates and reports to the Principal Investigator to ensure critical milestone are achieved.
  • Hires, trains, directs, and manages personnel to accommodate study-specific objectives for cross functional projects.
  • Assigns duties and responsibilities to complete experiments related to human participants and mouse model projects.
  • Maintains updated scientific knowledge of laboratory-specific cellular, molecular, and protein biology techniques.
  • Performs highly technical cellular and molecular biology techniques.
  • Troubleshoots and researches solutions to a variety of human and animal studies.
  • Updates and maintains several NIH-funded and industry sponsored biorepositories.
  • Assists in the writing and maintenance of IACUC protocols.
  • Collect, analyze, and prepare data for presentation at scientific conference and symposiums.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is required.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Demonstrated experience performing translational research in the pulmonary field.
  • Demonstrated experience with HIPAA and human subjects protection

Preferred Qualifications:

*Experience with mouse colony management.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$47,048 - $65,344

Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Project Mgmt

Job Function:

Organizational Administration

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Dave [email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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