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As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#120276 Program Manager

Filing Deadline: Tue 12/6/2022

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/29/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/06/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Current UC San Diego Health employees who apply by 11/29/2022 will have priority consideration for this position. Recruiters will refer qualified internal candidates after the first 7 days of the job posting. All qualified external applicants and additional internal applicants who apply after the priority date may have further consideration pending the results of the initial review.


UCSD Health Sciences is a $1 billion dollar plus organization encompassing 17 academic departments (15 clinical, 2 basic sciences), 2 preacademic/hospital departments, 2 professional schools (School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences), 2 hospitals, and various other programs and units all dedicated towards fulfilling the Health Sciences missions. The UCSD Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (CMM) is one of two basic science units in the School of Medicine where world-class researchers study fundamental cellular processes and pathways using a variety of techniques from classical genetics and fluorescence microscopy to high throughput genomics, systems biology, and crystallography. Our 37 faculty and over 200 postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and research staff work on the cutting edge of biology, cutting across fields from basic biochemistry and genetics to genomics, systems biology and stem cell biology.

The faculty also play a major role in medical and graduate student training, providing educational and programmatic offerings that span several disciplines and provide diversity to meet the interests of a broad spectrum of students and scholars. The diverse mix of ages, backgrounds, and talents creates a robust work environment with challenging career opportunities and a commitment to continued growth potential. We constantly seek to recruit highly motivated, technologically advanced, and deeply interested individuals who are ready to become a part of our dynamic research and educational environment.

The Institute for Network Medicine [] unites several research disciplines to develop disruptive solutions, transform life sciences, and technology and enhance the quality of human life. Founded in Mar of 2018, iNetMed houses three centers, which are collaboratively developing new, human-centered approaches to drug discovery and technological innovation. These positions are geared towards "human-centered drug discovery:

Human-Centered Drug Discovery: The world’s drug discovery machinery has a tragic paradox. Academic labs, pharmaceutical companies,6*460 and biotechs have better tools than ever before: supercomputers, genomic sequencers, PCR. Despite these incredible technologies, the drug discovery success rate is lower now than it was in the 1970s. There are two reasons for this: First, the era of ‘big data’ has not been translated into effective drugs, as was initially expected. Second, current approaches for target discovery rely far too much on inbred animal models (mice, rats, etc.), and drugs that work wonders in these animals. These pre-clinical studies fail far too often, then too late in clinical trials, making the process wasteful and imprecise. To overcome these challenges, iNetMed’s two Centers, the Center for Precision Computational System Network (PreCSN) and HUMANOID Center of Research Excellence (CoRE) are working collaboratively to provide an end-to-end new paradigm and platform for drug discovery that begins with target identification (at PreCSN) and ends with target validation in human disease models (at HUMANOID).

The Humanoid Core Program Manager is responsible for a variety of tasks including the supervision, hiring, performance reviews of employees/human resources; and facilities and other operational activities for a mid-sized research program in addition to being involved in finance and budgeting including customer/user invoicing. This position independently administers major program components and under general direction of the Program Director/Principal Investigator also performs many program's operational and research requirements. The Program Manager will develop and organizes conferences and other public forums if necessary, interact closely with collaborators and users/customers of recharge as well as works in conjunction with Principal Investigator to establish center agenda, funding, objectives.


  • Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training. Terminal degree in a related field preferred (PhD, JD, MD, etc.).

  • Three (3+) or more years of relevant experience.

  • Thorough knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills including tack, diplomacy, and flexibility in order to work and interact effectively with staff, researchers, and management in person, on the phone or via Zoom or other video conferencing platforms.

  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results. Ability to work in a diverse, team-oriented environment to achieve results.

  • Strong ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers. Experience performing as the lead to undertake research projects in collaboration with academic supervisors. Make innovative contributions, interpret, analyze, and design experimental plans. Monitor work-flow on projects.

  • Solid fundraising experience. Proven ability to contribute to grant proposals. Previous experience developing business relationships with academic and industry entities.

  • Proven knowledge of various computer software, hardware, standard office equipment and lab equipment

  • Strong project management and leadership experience. Proven ability to solve problems, be resourceful and capable of handling the changing needs of the research lab.

  • Demonstrated ability to use mathematical skills to analyze and develop statistical data.

  • Prior experience providing work direction and participating in hiring and performance review process.

  • Proven experience contributing to the design, performance, troubleshooting, modification and analysis of experiments and protocols.

  • Experience contributing to and providing proper reporting and editing to publication process. This can include writing and providing data/results/conclusions for scientific papers, technical notes, grant updates, and funding applications.


  • Academic background and experience in selected area of research preferred. Advanced theoretical knowledge of molecular and cellular biology that are typically obtained in the course of a bachelor's degree in biology, molecular biology, or closely related fields or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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