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Senior Program Manager

Job Location US-MA-Cambridge

Posted Date 7 hours ago(2/12/2019 3:26 PM)

Requisition ID 2019-3764


Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,700 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit **************.

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R & D innovation company appeals to you, apply now ***********************

Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact *************.


Draper’s Special Programs office is launching a new biosecurity initiative. We seek opportunities to apply our expertise in synthetic biology, advanced instrumentation and data analytics toward a range of biothreats, including but not limited to: detection and defeat of bioweapon programs, persistent biosurveillance to detect environmental pathogens and track disease spread, and next generation medical countermeasures. The ideal PM candidate will work to identify new opportunities and execute programs that incorporate multidisciplinary approaches at the intersection of life sciences and engineering to radically accelerate operational and developmental timelines.

-Develop personal credibility with sponsor organizations (e.g., JPEO-CBD, DTRA, BARDA, NIH, others)
-Lead high-caliber engineering teams to develop advanced concepts;
-Use her/his technical background to identify and qualify potential technical capabilities that may have a significant operational impact;
-Lead proposal efforts, including the development of work statements, schedules, budgets, and compelling technical approaches;
-Manage programs to meet technical, cost, and schedule objectives; and
-Work effectively with a geographically distributed team and/or other collaborators.


This position requires technical talent, domain expertise, presentation and project management, and team leadership skills.

A strong technical background in medical countermeasures and diagnostics, biology and biotechnology, and environmental sampling and sensing and is required. The candidate should have a Masters or Ph.D. degree(s) in their technical field and program management/effective-leadership experiences in programs requiring advanced technologies.
The candidate must have excellent presentation, networking, and written communication skills, enthusiasm for solving challenging problems with high-performing teams, and recent experience working with biodefense/biosecurity in either the DOD and/or Intelligence Community.

An active clearance with recent Extended Background Investigation is a strong plus.

This position requires demonstrated skills in innovation and collaboration. The capacity to lead, influence and inspire others is essential.


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