Project Manager II (NPD) - $20,000 Hiring Bonus

Job Posted 5/19/2022
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
5731 W. Las Positas Blvd
Hercules, CA
United States
Category BioTech
Job Description

Bio-Rad is seeking a Project Manager to join the Life Science Group. You'll be joining a PMO that partners with engineering teams, developing new instruments advancing life science research. The candidate should be a highly motivated and proactive leader who is passionate about science and actively managing project teams to achieve business goals. The primary responsibility of the Project Manager is to lead cross-functional teams through the product development cycle from conception through commercialization as efficiently as possible while maintaining a high quality standard.  A strong scientific background and excellent verbal and written communication skills are mandatory.


This position is eligible for a $20,000 HIRING BONUS: 


  • Bonus offered for a limited time only.

  • Bonus applicable to specific positions as labeled.

  • Bonus recipients must be employed at the time of payout.

  • Bonus payout after 30 days of employment with Bio-Rad.

  • Bonus offered to direct hires only. Agency hires and internal transfers are not eligible.

  • 12 months repayment clause.


  • Responsible for leading cross-functional teams through product development from Concept through Commercialization.

  • Leverages well developed interpersonal skills to build and maintain positive working relationships with functional groups throughout the organization.

  • Uses strong project and organizational knowledge, leadership and active facilitation to enable effective team meetings and high performance teams.

  • Responsible for creating and executing to project timelines to achieve business goals.

  • Proactively manages project risk and critical path items and effectively removes roadblocks.

  • Identifies interdependencies and strategic ways to facilitate project success.

  • Creates and maintains project records including a design history file.

  • Ensures, accuracy and high quality of project documentation.


  • Bachelor’s degree in technical field such as engineering, microbiology, biochemistry, etc. highly desired

  • 3+ years project management, product development or equivalent combination.

  • Experience managing reagent, instrument, or hardware development projects is required. 

  • Proactive leader with strong sense of accountability.

  • Able to manage multiple projects of simple to moderate complexity at the same time.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams through ambigious situations.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to articulate complex information throughout organization.

  • Effective interpersonal, negotiation and meeting facilitation skills.

  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills. Able to effectively facilitate conflict resolution.

  • Able to think creatively in leading project teams through obstacles and finding the best path forward.

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Willingness and ability to occasionally travel (5-10%; domestic and international).


Nice to Have:

  • Experience managing software development projects is a plus.

  • Project management training and certification (e.g. PMP) is a plus.

  • Experience working in regulated industry (e.g. in vitro-diagnostics, medical device or pharmaceutical) is a strong plus.

  • Embedded systems experience a plus.


Vaccination Requirement:

Due to the higher threat of more infectious and deadly COVID-19 variant strains emerging, Bio-Rad has a mandatory vaccination policy requiring its US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. New hires will be asked to upload their vaccination card into our electronic database hosted by ClearPass, who specializes in securing electronic medical information, within 3 days of their start date. With this policy, Bio-Rad joins a growing list of companies that are prioritizing sound science and available facts to best ensure the ongoing safety of its employees and the community.


About Bio-Rad:

Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 8,000 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives. Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results. EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled/Race/Ethnicity/Gender/Age


Agency Non-Solicitation: 

Bio-Rad does not accept agency resumes, unless the agency has been authorized by a Bio-Rad Recruiting Representative. Please do not submit resumes unless authorized to do so. Bio-Rad will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


Benfits & Pay:

One of Bio-Rad’s strengths is the diversity of its people. That’s why we are proud to offer a benefits program that allows you to select from a variety of options to best meet the needs of you and your family. Bio-Rad Employee Benefits include FREE health insurance option for employees and their dependents, short and long term disability, 401k profit sharing, employee stock purchase program, $5k annual education benefits, student debt relief program, and more!

  • Pay range dependent upon location and experience level

  • This position is flex/hybrid eligible