Project Manager II

Posted 3.19.24
Emeryville, CA

Our north star is to make healthcare more accessible around the world. We are doing this by advancing cell biology to develop innovative solutions for human health.

Founded in 2012, and located in one of the largest biotech hubs in the world, Slingshot Biosciences is a growing life sciences company with a platform technology and paradigm-shifting mission to make synthetic cells the gold standard for all cell-based applications.  We currently have a suite of products that allow for rapid, stable instrument deployment and are poised to make headway into clinical markets with controls for engineered cell therapies.

At Slingshot, we value diversity and believe that a variety of backgrounds and experiences leads to more innovative ideas and a better understanding of our customers. Passion is at the core of our values, and employees are encouraged to pursue their passions in their work and contribute to the company’s overall mission.

We desire motivated team members who appreciate the freedom to be creative and think outside the box to solve problems.  We offer an environment where employees are empowered to take ownership of their work, and have the ability to quickly contribute new ideas and iterate on current processes.  In everything we do, we are dedicated to delivering top-quality products and services to our customers which ultimately makes a significant impact on patient care.

We are seeking a detail-oriented and quick-learning project manager to join our small but rapidly growing team. The Project Manager’s primary responsibility will be to oversee all project needs, from assigning tasks to completion. You will help the team organize, track and execute work within a project in a projected roadmap timeline. You will be working cross functionally with R&D, manufacturing, sales and marketing while encouraging team collaborations and communications. This role reports to the Director of TPMO.


  • Planning, directing and management of projects from initiation to implementation. 
  • Build project roadmaps independently utilizing project management tools / softwares. 
  • Assist with ensuring that the project scope and approach are fully understood by stakeholders.
  • Coordinate and facilitation of action items across multiple teams.
  • Create and present project statuses in a centralized dashboard to leadership.
  • Ability to distill vague requests or problems into concrete deliverables with expected timelines.
  • Identify and assess opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Ownership of communication regarding project costs, resources, change requests, schedules, scopes, budget estimations, and project implementation plans to various department leadership. 
  • Provide support for risk mitigation. This would include surfacing any risks to product delivery to stakeholders, recording action items to mitigate risk, and notification if there will be delays of overall project status.
  • Management of cross team bandwidth and capacity in relation to project deliverables.
  • Contributing to the reduction of overall project turnaround time. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in sciences, including biochemistry, chemistry, immunology and / or equivalent experience or training. 
  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum of 4 years of project management experience or master’s degree with minimum of 2 years of project management experience. Experience in the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industry is preferred.  
  • Project management skills including a track record of planning and directing projects with time and scope constraints. PMP certification is preferred. 
  • Proficient with computer skills, including Google Suite.
  • Advanced knowledge of project management software and productivity apps. Proficiency with using Jira software is preferred.  
  • Advanced analytical / problem-solving skills.
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently. 
  • Excellent communication skills; and able to work independently. 
  • Highly organized and attentive to details. 
  • Flexible and willing to perform a variety of assignments in a fast-paced work environment. 
  • Work out of our Emeryville, CA office at least 4 days per week.
Our salary ranges are calculated by role and level. Your position within that range will be determined by your job-related knowledge, skills, experience, relevant education, and training/certifications. In addition to those factors, we also examine internal equity as well as consider current market rate, and title may be assessed one level lower or higher accordingly. After you join the company your performance, contributions, and results along with business and organizational needs will affect your base salary. The base salary range for this full-time position is between $100,000 – $120,000 + equity + benefits.

What we offer at Slingshot:

  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k)
  • Stock Option Plan
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation & Sick)
  • Family Leave
  • Life Insurance
  • Fully stocked break room with food, snacks and beverages

Slingshot Biosciences requires employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of such vaccination will be required as part of the hiring process.

Slingshot Biosciences is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Legal authorization to work in the United States is required. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 


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