Project Leader

at Semba Biosciences, Inc. (view profile)
Location Madison, WI
Date Posted March 25, 2019
Category Laboratory Instruments
Job Type Full-time
Address 601 Science Drive


The Project Leader is responsible for managing the development of the company’s advanced systems for multicolumn continuous chromatography. This position oversees all aspects of projects. The successful candidate will work directly with vendors, consultants, service providers, and internal staff to ensure deliverables meet design requirements and fall within the applicable timeline, scope and budget. He or she sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, monitors, and summarizes progress of projects. The Project Leader coordinates with other departments to ensure all aspects of each project are compatible, hires new talent and acquires resources as needed to fulfill project needs.

A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. This position reports to the company President.


  • Coordinate internal and external resources, aiming for the flawless execution of projects
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Develop comprehensive project plans to be shared with the development team and management
  • Develop spreadsheets, diagrams and process maps to document needs
  • Successfully manage timelines, scope and budget
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Report to management as needed
  • Perform risk management
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Delegate project tasks based on staff members’ individual strengths, skill sets and experience levels
  • Meet budgetary objectives and make adjustments to project constraints based on financial analysis
  • Use and continually develop leadership skills
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Proven working experience in Project Management
  • Excellent external and internal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking
  • Developing and tracking budgets
  • Management, supervision and performance management
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office; proficiency with project management software a plus


  • Project Management Professional (PMP) / PRINCE II certification is a plus
  • 5+ years’ product development and/or project management experience in a supervisory capacity in the biotech or related industry
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering or biological science; marketing experience strongly preferred
  • Experience with preparative biochromatography, especially multicolumn continuous chromatography, preferred
  • Knowledge of the bioprocess market and industry; regulatory experience is a plus


  • Responsible for following all Lab and Work Safety Policies
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time and use hands to operate computers and company products
  • Ability and desire to work collaboratively and lead a team of dedicated professionals
  • Other miscellaneous duties as required or assigned

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