Project Coordinator

Job Summary

The La Jolla Institute is seeking a motivated and organized individual to play a key role in coordinating multiple National Institutes of Health research grants and a clinical trial. The project coordinator will work closely with the principal investigator (lead researcher), as well as the administrative team, to ensure that details of the projects are organized and successfully executed. This is an excellent opportunity to grow into a project management role, as well as a unique chance to work with some of the world’s most influential scientists in the field of asthma and cancer research.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The project coordinator will serve as a resource for various project activities, both internally and externally, with UC San Diego as a significant point of contact. Primary responsibilities include coordination of overall project activity, documenting progress via regular status reports, managing logistics including making arrangements for meetings, presentations, and seminars, establishing and managing budgets, preparing and submitting documents and manuscripts for scientific publications and conferences.
The successful candidate will have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, and be highly motivated to learn quickly in order to become an actively contributing member of the team.

Leveling Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree
• At least one year of related experience
• Able to think critically and solve problems
• Excellent time management skills
• Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
• Ability to work with a diverse set of communities – researchers, administrators, technical staff, and programmers, to solve problems and build consensus
• Financial Management a plus

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references to be considered. Please enclose all application documents within a single file attachment.

Please apply here

About LJI

In 2017, LJI was ranked as one of the best places to work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal. The Institute hosts 24 world-renowned faculty and over 70 postdoctoral researchers hailing from 21 different countries. LJI is located in the Science Research Park on the campus of UC San Diego, with easy access to the San Diego life sciences community and all that the area has to offer.

Full-time employment at LJI includes a competitive salary, medical/dental/vision benefits, paid vacation/sick leave, and contributions to a retirement plan (403B).

LJI provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants regardless of race, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, or pregnancy. This applies to all personnel practices, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, educational assistance, and social and recreational programs.

(REQ 1225)