Research Program Manager at Ceres Imaging
Oakland, CA, US

About the Research Program Manager position

We are looking for a Program Manager who will manage our company's research initiatives to ensure they deliver the desirable outcome. You will be responsible for strategic guidance to teams and project managers and overseeing of the progress of operations.

You should be an excellent leader and have experience in managing staff of different disciplines to produce results in a timely manner. Besides, you must be able to develop efficient strategies and tactics.


Research Program Manager responsibilities are:

  • Manage research projects as they relate to the product roadmap

  • Develop and manage inter-connected projects and coordinate cross-project activities both internal and external

  • Review and optimize strategies and objectives

  • Manage deadlines, budgets and activities

  • Monitor and optimize program performance and aim to maximize ROI and assume responsibility for customers and vendors within a program scope

  • Apply change, risk and resource management

  • Troubleshoot projects’ higher scope issues

  • Create reports for program directors


Program Manager requirements are:

  • 3+ years' experience of working on a Program Manager or other related science research position

  • Significant experience with project/program management techniques and methods

  • Excellent knowledge of performance evaluation and change management principles

  • Good practical experience with program/project management software (such as Basecamp or MS Project) and MS Office

  • Strong leadership, organizational and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • BSc or BA degree in management or other relevant area; MSc or MA degree will be a bonus.