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Project Manager II/III in Oakdale, MN at Pace Analytical Services, LLC

Date Posted: 3/5/2019

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Job Description


The Company:

Pace Analytical Life Sciences (PLS) is an industry leading contract lab supplying analytical chemistry and microbiology services to the Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, and Life Sciences industry. Since our formation in 2006 we have grown at a rate of over 15% per year and established ourselves as one of the top ten contract laboratories within the United States providing cGMP services to a wide range of clients worldwide. We attribute our rapid growth to our solid quality system combined with an exceptional culture of client service.



We are actively seeking a candidate to act as a Project Manager within our Oakdale, MN location. The ideal candidate is one who will thrive working in a highly dynamic, team oriented environment; sharing the common goal of providing reliable data to our clients that can be used to improve the safety and effectiveness of pharmaceutical products. Candidates must have the ability to communicate and interact professionally with clients and management, and be able to demonstrate their interest in continuing to acquire new knowledge and skills. Candidates must possess a desire to work closely with clients, the laboratory, and management to facilitate internal and external communication in clearly defining a project’s scope, Pace Life Sciences testing capabilities, project milestones, updates, delays, and deliverables. Candidates will have superior organizational skills, the ability to rapidly learn computer applications, and the desire to work in a fast paced environment.

A Bachelor’s degree in a science-related field or equivalent industry experience is required. Prior experience working in a laboratory setting is preferred.



Job Responsibilities:

     External Client Communication

  • Act as the primary point of contact for clients for project updates, issues, deliverables, and scope changes in an effective manner.
  • Host and lead client meetings and teleconference calls.
  • Maintain project plans and meeting minutes for projects

Internal Client Communication

  • Actively follow up with the laboratory on status of projects
  • Work with the laboratory and Account Executive to determine testing capabilities for incoming projects
  • Work with Account Executive and Quoting on scope changes

Client Services Support

  • Work within the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to make updates to projects, manage costs, and track project status
  • Support Sample Management personnel with large scope and complex projects, assist with the processing and reviewing of projects as needed
  • Support Stability personnel by authoring stability protocols, reviewing incoming stability studies for compliance and assisting with the initiation and review of studies as needed

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in a science-related field or equivalent previous industry experience
  • Prior experience working in a cGMP laboratory setting is preferred
  • Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills required
  • Keen attention to detail and adherence to Standard Operating Procedures
  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible with changing priorities
  • Ideal candidate is self-guided, motivated, and possesses a strong sense of initiative
OFCCP Statement Pace Analytical is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, age, religion, sex, veterans, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, or gender identity.