Lead Project Coordinator - Human Genome Sequencing Center - Miscellaneous-Ind

Baylor College of Medicine

Texas, US

ID: 7060070 (Ref.No. 1368-en_US)
Posted: September 5, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Human Genome Sequencing Center was founded in 1996 under the leadership of Dr. Richard Gibbs and is a world leader in genomics. The fundamental interests of the HGSC are in advancing biology and genetics by improved genome technologies. As one of the three large-scale sequencing centers funded by the National Institutes of Health, the HGSC provides a unique opportunity to work on the cutting-edge of genomic science in a state of the art institution. Today, the HGSC employs ~ 200 staff, and it occupies more than 36,000 square feet on the 14th, 15th, and 16th floors of the Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Building. The HGSC is located on the southwest edge of downtown Houston, the fourth largest city in the U.S., in the Texas Medical Center, the world's largest medical complex. The major activity of the HGSC is high-throughput DNA sequence generation and the accompanying analysis. The HGSC is also involved in developing the next generation of DNA sequencing and bioinformatics technologies that will allow greater scientific advances in the future.

Job Purpose

The HGSC is seeking a project coordinator to assist in the management and coordination for large scale sequencing projects. The project coordinator will assist the Director of Project Development to manage projects in various planning stages including project design and budget development.  The project coordinator will also assist in grant and proposal development as needed.  Good communication is essential and advanced knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office is required (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook). 

Job Responsibilities
  • Develops and coordinates methods and procedures for implementing and administering the project.
  • Reviews records and reports of activities to ensure that progress is being accomplished toward specified project objectives; recommends modifications to methods or procedures as required to redirect activities and ensure that objectives are met.
  • May manage project-specific budgetary and fiscal activities, including budget planning and analysis.
  • May prepare or participate in the preparation of abstracts, research reports, funding proposals, operations and procedure manuals, and other written material and documentation as required.
  • Reviews reports and records of activities to ensure progress is being made toward specified program objectives.
  • Prepares recurring activities for management use.
  • May participate in preparing grant proposals to federal agencies and private foundations.
  • May develop databases for the research or administrative project.
  • Coordinates planning meetings surrounding research or administrative projects.
  • Queries HGSC LIMS to create reports and status updates
Minimum Qualifications
  • Required: High School graduate/GED. 
  • Three years of directly related experience required with Bachelor degree in Business Administration or Health Administration or relevant degree as determined by HR.


  • Seven years of directly related experience without a Bachelor degree.
  • NOTE: Internships do not count towards relevant experience requirements.
  • Required: None.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Preferred: Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Health Administration, or relevant degree as determined by HR. 


  • Preferred:
    • EndNote or reference manager skills preferred
    • Requires effective project management skills.
    • Prior experience with data management in an academic setting preferred
    • Experience with Next-Gen sequencing and molecular biology concepts is preferred






Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.




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