Publishing Project Manager

San Francisco Bay Area /
Active Search /
Full time
A Bit About Us: We are Arcadia Science. Arcadia is a well-funded for-profit biology research and development company founded and led by scientists. Our mission is to give a community of researchers the freedom and tools to be adventurous, to discover, and to make scientific exploration financially self-sustaining in the life sciences. We are inspired by the spirit of exploration and aspire to evolve how science is done, who it attracts and rewards, and what it can achieve. 

The Opportunity: We are seeking a Publishing Project Manager to oversee the day-to-day project management for our publishing team. Arcadia commits to sharing scientific processes and results openly and in a timely manner. See our research publications here. The Publishing Project Manager will ensure that Arcadia science is shared efficiently and effectively. The ideal candidate will have experience in project management and will understand project management theory and practice, while also being organized, collaborative, and a clear communicator.

The Publishing Project Manager Will Be Responsible For:

Managing progress across the publishing lifecycle:

    • Tracking work in our publishing pipeline on (or similar platform) and helping to keep stakeholders accountable to the project timelines
    • Scheduling meetings and routine check-ins to move projects forward
    • Ensuring that all stakeholders have been consulted and are aware of progress (e.g. legal, data/code sharing, leadership)

Facilitating external collaborations:

    • Setting up new contracts with external agencies (e.g. web and graphic design), managing their hourly tracking and invoicing, and overseeing their progress
    • Managing interactions with the external publishing platform (PubPub) team and tracking progress for updates such as getting bugs fixed and building new features

Higher-level strategizing and reporting:

    • Building out publishing project management processes, identifying inefficiencies, streamlining, and adjusting over time as Arcadia grows
    • Tracking publishing-related metrics and reporting on impact 


    • The candidate should have a minimum of two to three years of experience in project or program management.
    • Relevant undergraduate training, PMP certification, and/or formal project management training is preferred but not required.
    • A background in science and/or biotech would be helpful for this position, but is not necessary.
The Publishing Project Manager can expect to be compensated between $110,000–125,000 annually with benefits and equity based on experience. The position will require the individual to be on-site at our current location in Berkeley, California for most of the work week.

Application process:
Interested applicants should send a resume and a one-page cover letter describing:
(1) a brief narrative of your professional background
(2) a description of your general approach to project management
(3) a brief statement highlighting past experience introducing new workflows to those unfamiliar with project management and/or training others in best practices

Arcadia Science is an equal opportunity workplace; we welcome people from all backgrounds and communities. We provide competitive compensation and practical benefits to keep you happy and healthy so that you can do your best work.