Research Program Manager

US Only (Remote Ok) /
Operations /
Full Time
We are searching for an experienced Research Program Manager to join Biobot’s R&D team. You will be responsible for developing and managing research projects both externally - managing relationships with our academic and governmental partners - and internally - developing and following processes to ensure that the projects are executed across the company, well and on time. Your work will enable Biobot to push the field of wastewater epidemiology forward, delivering desperately needed public health data to our customers and to the public. 

What you will be doing

    • Develop new scientific collaborations and projects with our scientists and leaders in academic and industry-based science, managing those projects to their completion
    • Work with Biobot’s lab and data scientists on internal and external R&D projects, helping them overcome roadblocks and troubleshooting problems as they arise
    • Lead calls and meetings with external research partners, developing and maintaining important relationships
    • Build and use project management systems to prioritize between and ensure delivery on research projects, acting as the glue between different functions within the company
    • Rigorously assess vendors and service providers for Biobot’s R&D team
    • Help disseminate Biobot’s research, including writing and editing scientific memos, presentations and papers 

What you need to succeed

    • You have a PhD in a biological or chemical field with 3 years of post-PhD project management experience, or a MS in a biological or chemical field with 8 years of post-MS project management experience
    • You thrive when working in teams towards group goals, and are extremely detail-oriented and organized
    • You love Google Docs, but not quite as much as you love Google Sheets
    • Being in the presence of an inefficient process causes you physical pain
    • You are a very strong writer, both for scientific and lay audiences
    • You want to apply your skills in the service of a greater mission
    • You are valued for your discretion, judgement, and make-it-happen attitude

What will help you succeed

    • Scholastic or work experience with wastewater epidemiology, microbiology, molecular biology, environmental engineering, or analytical chemistry
    • Experience working with Slack, JIRA, and the Google suite of tools
    • Experience working in a start-up environment

Some of our benefits

    • Unlimited PTO
    • 100% Biobot paid medical and dental insurance
    • 3% company contribution to your 401k
    • Company offsite retreats
    • and more!
About Biobot

At Biobot, we are working together to build a team environment in which everyone can thrive and is proud to belong. We are an equal opportunity employer and our goal is to be a diverse team that is representative, at all job levels, of the society we live in. We encourage applications from candidates of all identities and backgrounds, including those who are traditionally underrepresented in technology startups.

Our mission is to transform wastewater infrastructure into public health observatories. 

Named as one of Fast Company’s most innovative companies in the world in 2021, Biobot Analytics is a wastewater epidemiology company and uses technology developed at MIT to measure biomarkers in sewage to better understand population health in cities. We first launched an opioid product to support government and public health officials in responding to the opioid epidemic, and in 2020 launched a Covid19 product to estimate the scope and trend of the outbreak in communities. We have operated in almost 500 communities across 43 U.S. states, generating Covid19 case estimates for over 13% of the U.S. population.

Battling the opioid epidemic and now the Covid19 pandemic is just the beginning - we’re transforming sewage into a data asset and building a public health database. Eventually, Biobot data will be an early warning system for disease outbreaks, a map of nutrition disparities, and more. Headquartered in the Boston area with an office in NYC, we aim to create the bedrock of human health infrastructure and smart cities in countries across all six continents.

Please note that we are unable to sponsor work visas at this time.