Project Coordinator

9880 Campus Point Dr #210, San Diego, CA 92121 Operations Full-time
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The Company

Element Biosciences is a multi-disciplinary startup focused on innovating genetic analysis tools for the research and clinical markets. The Company's technology will broaden the end user experience through improved data quality and simplified workflows to benefit discoveries and diagnosis in healthcare.

Join a team of dreamers and revolutionaries who are focused on democratizing access to genetic analysis, thereby accelerating the pace of scientific discovery.  We are redefining an industry and the possibilities are endless. 

The Role

We are seeking an experienced project coordinator to manage initiatives supporting the development of advanced DNA sequencing instruments.  This individual will take responsibility for planning, execution, reporting and closure of projects that require broad interaction with internal functions and external stakeholders spanning Research, Development and Operations.  Successful candidates will have previous experience in project management within a technology sector.  Excellent organization skills, good business acumen, effective influence skills and a collaborative mindset are essential attributes.


  • Plan and execute projects spanning the product lifecycle from concept to commercialization.
  • Ensure project goals, tasks, staffing, timelines, budget and risks are communicated and managed.
  • Create project schedules that include deliverables, milestones, dependencies and contingency plans.
  • Coordinate project team activities using effective project management practices.
  • Provide ongoing assessment of progress toward meeting project goals for performance, quality, timeline and cost.
  • Position is based in San Diego, CA.


  • BS or BA degree with 5+ years of relevant experience in project management (life sciences, biotechnology or medical device industries preferred).
  • Proven track record in coordinating projects or initiatives in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Ability to hold team members accountable for deliverables while maintaining strong, constructive interpersonal relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Track record of successfully collaborating with other program teams, external partners and executives.
  • Strong motivational, analytical, delegation and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient with project management tools and software (eg: MS Project, LucidChart, JIRA).
  • Experience in high-growth start-up companies is a plus.

We are passionate about our mission to develop high performing products to study genomics in an unprecedented flexibility and to understand biology for the improvement of healthcare. We have built a highly efficient product-driven organization where employees can learn, grow and thrive in a challenging but encouraging environment.  We are committed to scientific integrity, collegiality, honesty, objectivity, and openness.   We offer excellent benefits, which include a 401K plan, competitive health benefits, flexible vacation, and equity incentives.