Program Director 4S
Company: Bioindustrial Manufacturing and Design Ecosystem
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: September 25, 2022
The 4S Program Director will oversee BioMADE's Safety, Security,
Sustainability, and Social Responsibility Programs and be
responsible for driving innovation in developing engagement in the
social dimensions of the bioindustrial manufacturing ecosystem.
BioMADE is an exciting public-private partnership focused on
collaborative development of manufacturing technologies and dynamic
member engagement. It is dedicated to building capacity across the
nation toward advancing bioindustrial manufacturing technologies
and workforce. BioMADE supports the growth and sustainment of
domestic bioindustrial manufacturing, performs research and
development ('R&D') activities, facilitates the distribution of
R&D funding to member institutions, and supports national
defense needs. The 4S Program Director plays an essential role by
leading BioMADE's efforts to develop "safe, secure, sustainable,
and socially responsible" biomanufacturing technologies and
participate in facilitating development and public support for
biomanufactured products in the US, and around the globe.
This position will lead the BioMADE 4S Program and be responsible
for the full spectrum of activities associated with Program
Development and Management, ranging from fundraising and the
conception of program calls to management and oversight of a
portfolio of BioMADE projects. The 4S Program Director will work
directly with and support the 4S member advisory committee made up
of BioMADE members, U.S. Government representatives, and leading 4S
experts. This position will be responsible for overseeing and
executing relevant project calls that address the social dimensions
of bioindustrial manufacturing, and for driving selection of
projects for funding.
This is a Director-level position and is expected to grow BioMADE's
4S program to a sustainable, nationally recognized resource for the
advancement of bioindustrial manufacturing. The Program Director
will be expected to develop projects and raise funds from federal
and non-federal sources to maintain a healthy and sustainable
program level. It is anticipated that the program level will
include one or more 4S-focused Program Managers reporting to the
The full-scope of responsibilities will be commensurate with the
level of experience of the applicant. Candidates who have
experience directing government, industrial or multi-institution
programs with strong social dimensions components are strongly
encouraged to apply. BioMADE is a non-profit Department of
Defense-sponsored Manufacturing Innovation Institute and part of
the Manufacturing USA-- network. BioMADE works closely with the US
Government to identify and advance projects beneficial to national
defense and to expand the domestic bioindustrial manufacturing
This position reports to the Chief Technology Officer.
Develop and manage a comprehensive program to advance the safety,
security, sustainability, and social responsibilities (4S) of
Develop proposals for funding from federal, non-federal, and
philanthropic sources. Collaborate with other program areas to
incorporate 4S elements into BioMADE's fundraising.
Integrate elements of other BioMADE programmatic areas into 4S
project calls when applicable.
Prepare reports and associated documents for BioMADE leadership,
committees, and DoD, to communicate status of the projects.
Assist in establishing and maintaining BioMADE 4S guidance &
standards by interacting with individuals, members, and teams
across BioMADE to ensure a consistent 4S approach to every program
Oversee and manage a portfolio of BioMADE projects selected to
advance the 4S dimensions of bioindustrial manufacturing.
Ensure projects are appropriately monitored for program progress,
deliverables and milestones, and project related financial
reporting. Review and approve quarterly technical reports to ensure
risks to the project are mitigated and projects are
Utilize subject-matter expertise to guide and support members and
project teams on proposal submission quality, and compliance with
BioMADE procedural requirements.
Review and approve final technical/progress reports and post-award
impact reports to identify project achievements to be shared
Lead the development of project status updates, in coordination
with the Technology and Workforce Development Program Managers), to
ensure the successful execution of the projects.
Conduct site visits to meet with members working on their
Provide advisory support to Technology and Education & Workforce
Development Program Managers for 4S elements in projects under
Member & Community Engagement
Cultivate relationships with BioMADE members and U.S. Government
partners. Maintain a professional network of experts in the 4S
Report and present project statuses and 4S achievements to internal
stakeholders and to the broader bio-industrial manufacturing
Collaborate with the BioMADE Communications Team on publications,
presentations, research findings, and broader impacts resulting
from projects such that they are being appropriately shared with
BioMADE membership and external stakeholders, in accordance with
BioMADE confidentiality provisions.
Present BioMADE and programmatic success to various stakeholders
including the broader social sciences community and the public
through conferences, university talks, and other open venues.
Serve as the primary contact and colleague for the 4S Advisory
Committee co-chairs; and lead the 4S committee execution.
Other duties as assigned.
EEO STATEMENT Bioindustrial Manufacturing & Design Ecosystem
(BioMADE) recognizes the value of diversity in the scientific
endeavor. We nurture merit, talent, and achievement by supporting
equal opportunity and encouraging diversity and welcome people of
all backgrounds and beliefs to join us in our mission to enable
domestic bioindustrial manufacturing at all scales, develop
technologies to enhance U.S. bioindustrial competitiveness, de-risk
investment in relevant infrastructure, and expand the
biomanufacturing workforce to realize the economic promise of
BioMADE is an equal opportunity employer to all and makes hiring
and employment decisions without regard to age, ancestry, color,
disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family
care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity,
genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or
veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race,
religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding
and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation or any
other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or
local law.Bachelor's or Master's Degree with 10+ years' of relevant
professional experience OR PhD with 6+ years' of relevant
professional experience related to advancing the social dimensions
of complex issue areas at the intersection of science and
Relevant areas of expertise or interest may include, but are not
limited to, areas such as science communication, science and
technology innovation research, survey and qualitative research
design, economics, broad societal impacts, regulatory sciences,
supply chain resilience, sustainability, green technologies, public
engagement, risk perception, public opinion formation and public
perception of science and technology.
Training or experience in the social dimensions of biotechnology
including, but not limited to the bioeconomy, bioethics,
biosecurity, or the ELSI (ethical, legal, social implications)
Training or experience managing federal government programs, in the
civil service, military, or as contractor, is a plus.
Ability to resolve complex problems/issues and to make
administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
Effective communication skills, with evidence of strength of
technical and persuasive writing.
Experience in overseeing critical review and evaluation of
programmatic proposals with strong societal components.
Ability to collect, analyze and interpret data and information from
Broad experience working in, or with, the following technical
areas: biotechnology and engineering, bioprocess development and
optimization, molecular and synthetic biology, metabolic
engineering and strain construction, pharmaceutical fermentation
production, biopolymers and biomaterials, modeling of cell
metabolism, bioprocess simulations, data analysis, statistics.
Ability to travel up to 35% time.
BioMADE offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience,
as well as a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical,
dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan with a 6%
match, short- and long-term disability, basic and supplemental life
insurance, PTO, and a generous holiday calendar.
This position will involve access to hardware, commodities, and
technical information subject to the Export Administration
Regulations or International Traffic in Arms Regulations.
Accordingly, any hiring decision might depend in part on the
BioMADE's ability to obtain or rely on federal government
authorization as required, if you are not a U.S. citizen, lawful
permanent resident of the U.S. ("green card holder"), asylee,
refugee, or other qualifying protected individual as defined by 8
LOCATION St Paul, MN or Emeryville, CA preferred; Boston, MA or
Washington, DC (or elsewhere) remote will be considered
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS ESSENTIAL TO THE JOB
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described
below are representative of those that must be met by an employee
to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
May require occasional travel.
Strength (Lift/Carry/Push/Pull): Sedentary (exerting up to 10
pounds of force occasionally)
Keyboarding/Dexterity: Frequently; activity exists from -- of the
time; Ability to perform constant repetitive hands and finger
Ability to look at a computer screen for extended periods.
Ability to work in various positions (standing, sitting, bending,
and walking) for extended periods of time during an 8-hour
Talking (Must be able to effectively communicate verbally): Yes
Must exhibit stable work behaviors daily; Must possess adequate
individual coping skills.
Ability to remain calm and professional regardless of workload or
Exposed to frequent and constant interruptions in daily
Must be available to customers and staff throughout the day.
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