The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), a joint research center of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, was established in 1986, and for over 30 years has provided university, government, and industrial researchers with access to several of the most powerful systems for advanced computational research, communications and data storage available to scientists, engineers and scholars nationwide for unclassified research. PSC advances science across a wide spectrum of fields, including artificial intelligence/machine learning, medical imaging, weather modeling, cell biology, and genomics.

Our team at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) is seeking a highly organized and motivated individual to serve as a Project Manager. This position will report directly to the Director of the PSC and will provide overall project management support for projects similar to the NIH Human BioMolecular Atlas Program (HuBMAP, http://hubmapconsortium.org) and Brain Image Library (http://www.brainimagelibrary.org). This is an exciting opportunity to enhance PSC’s project management functioning in a technical environment working closely with project teams that include scientific and technical team members.

Responsibilities are determined by active project needs. Some examples are as follows:

  • Providing project management across center-wide activities, coordinating with individual project managers, and working with the director and the PSC management team to ensure that projects are delivered on time.
  • Managing communications with center collaborative partners and funding agencies across multi-site and multi-national projects.
  • Coordinating milestone planning and execution utilizing the Agile software development methodology, including sprints and retrospectives.
  • Managing and documenting interactions between teams, including scheduling meetings and creating agendas based on the identified topic of discussion.
  • Representing the center to external collaborators at meetings and conferences.
  • Leading meetings and conference calls on diverse topics (from budgets to project management to collaboration), taking well-organized and thoughtful minutes, and developing and following up on action items.

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within PSC. Inclusion, collaboration, and cultural sensitivity are valued proficiencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who can effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

Skills and experience:

  • Proficiency with project management and project management software (e.g. Asana)
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience managing complex projects and collaborating with multiple cross-functional teams
  • Preferred: Familiarity with Github for issue tracking and version control

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience required
  • 1-3 years of relevant professional experience required
  • Strong organization, planning, analytical, interpersonal, reasoning, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and external relations experience
  • Preferred: Experience in a technical environment
  • Preferred: Experience in working in multi-project science-related organizations
  • Preferred: Experience with data management and analysis and/or high-performance computing (HPC)

Requirements:

  • Successful background check

Are you interested in this opportunity with us? Please apply

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