Transferable Skills

Project Management as a Field Applications Scientist in Field Science

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

Unlike when you are a PhD student or postdoc and you have a dedicated project that you work on life as a Field Scientist is all about variety. This means that I am constantly juggling different projects with different groups that are all at different stages from early-stage research all the way through GMP manufacturing. For each customer project I work on, I become the de facto manager -- this means I need to manage timelines, expectations, budget, personnel, etc. for sometimes up to 20-30 groups at a single time. For this reason project management (and organization) skills are highly desired in the role. Being an efficient project manager allows you to deliver better results in a shorter timeframe while ensuring no loose ends exist.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Ability to manage a project
  • Delegating responsibilities
  • Developing/managing budgets
  • Managing data and resources
  • Planning and organizing projects
  • Providing instruction and guidance
  • Time management

Project Management as a Regional Applications Manager in Field Science

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

I am working on a collaboration with a Tier 1 customer. We have well defined goals for each phase of the collaboration, and progress across all collaborations is being monitored by a Collaborations Manager

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Delegating responsibilities
  • Planning and organizing projects
  • Providing instruction and guidance

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