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Associate Project Manager

Akron, Ohio | Austin, Texas | Columbus, Ohio | Harrisburg, Pennsylvania | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

On the R&D team, you’ll join 700 scientists, researchers, clinicians, software developers, data scientists and engineers who work in all phases of the product development lifecycle – including concept, planning, development and validation on new product launches and patents. Together, you’ll build next-generation solutions that contribute to food safety, diagnostic innovations, drug development, big data technologies and more. The future of environmental, human and life sciences is up to you.

  • Full Time
  • Minimal Travel

Success Profile

We have found that the following traits and attributes help lead to a successful future in R&D at PerkinElmer.

  • Adaptable
  • Analytical
  • Collaborative
  • Proactive
  • Problem-Solver
  • Innovative

Employee Quote

There is a deep mutual respect for each other’s skills and contributions. Whether it’s taking on a new process skill or a new software skill, we are always moving forward so you never get bored – that’s what makes it exciting even after 30 years.

Jay Ives, Sr. Manager, Spectroscopy R&D


*Rewards may differ based on the location.

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Location(s) Akron, Ohio, Austin, Texas, Columbus, Ohio, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Status Regular Job ID JR-026516

Imagine a world where you could detect health issues sooner to treat them more effectively. Where food and water are always safe, even in remote corners of the earth. And where scientific and medical research are enhanced to solve the greatest challenges of our times. At PerkinElmer, we imagine this world every day. Then, we innovate and collaborate to make it happen everywhere.

Our dedicated team of about 14,000 employees worldwide, pioneers scientific technologies for better detection, imaging, and informatics to help our customers work to create healthier families, improve the quality of life, and sustain the well-being and longevity of people globally.

If you are seeking a meaningful, impactful, and stimulating career, look no further.


Responsible for planning and managing company resources to execute projects or project components from design phase through implementation. Documents and understands requirements that allows the project team to execute on the deliverables. Identify and communicate project scope to ensure program milestones and objectives are met. Drive accountability and ownership throughout the cross functional teams. Ensure effective communication between technical and non-technical functions. Coordinate project schedules and assign tasks. Keep management informed of key issues and changes which may impact expected business results.

Key Responsibilities

  • Day to day activity and resource planning of project team, ensuring effective delivery of project tasks, deliverables, and milestones on time, and within specification and or agreed upon project scope and budget.
  • Lead requirements gathering sessions with internal and external stakeholders with the goal to uncover detailed requirements and interdependencies between workstreams/functions.
  • Lead reoccurring meetings for projects and daily operations.
  • Monitor, assign, and communicate risks of projects and daily operations to stakeholders.
  • Present updates to leadership on a regular basis.
  • Generate reports based on a predefined schedule.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in management, business, or related field of study.
  • 1-year of relevant experience in business analysis or project management.


  • Certified Associate in Project Management certification.
  • 2-years of relevant experience in managing clients, people, processes.

Software Tools

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project.

Domain Knowledge

  • Ability to grasp the high-level requirements and translate them into a more detailed understanding of the process.


  • Demonstrate exceptional communication / presentation skills in verbal and written communications, following generally accepted rules of style and form.


  • Up to 50% domestic travel

PerkinElmer Leadership Values & Associated Behaviors

Vision and Purpose.  Sees possibilities where others see only problems and acts to overcome them in a positive way. Performs in ways that demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to the vision and strategy of the company, business unit or team.  Inspires and motivates others by modeling the vision and values of the organization and encouraging others through his or her example.  Supports a common goal.

Ethics and Integrity.  Applies common sense and good judgment in all business dealings even when it might be easier to “bend the rules.”  Understands and obeys all laws and regulations as they pertain to our business and takes great care to protect the organization from exposure to liability. Is widely trusted.  Enhances reputation of the organization through the consistent application of the highest standards of business conduct. Lives by PerkinElmer values and sets an example for others. 

Bias for Action.  Demonstrates a sense of urgency in meeting the needs of customers or internal partners.  Responds quickly and professionally to achieve important goals. Focuses on speed in getting things done without sacrificing quality.  Sets priorities, seizes opportunities to meet and achieve goals.   Displays high energy and energizes others.  Displays edge in making people and portfolio decisions but does so with compassion and principles.   Reduces cycle time and bureaucracy.  Does not hold to outmoded ways of doing things.  Looks for opportunities to improve processes.  Eliminates waste and unnecessary work.  Is a change agent for the organization and helps others effectively adapt to and respond to continuous change.  Consistently adapts with positive outlook and understanding of the need to change. 

Teamwork.  Initiates and supports meaningful projects that are customer focused and value adding.  Willingly participates in cross-functional projects and accepts accountability for his/her role on a project team.  Demonstrates trust in team members, empowers them to solve problems and make decisions.  Cooperates with other members, shares knowledge and follows through on commitments.  Demonstrates boundaryless behavior by sharing resources cross functionally and demonstrating willingness to break through established boundaries. Demonstrates professionalism in interactions with others and works to constructively arrive at solutions to problems.  Does not protect turf. 

Innovation.  Promotes or exhibits creativity and informed risk-taking.  As a team leader, encourages “out of the box” thinking that leads to new ways to accomplish organizational goals.  As an individual contributor, consistently initiates new approaches to meeting customer needs, reducing costs, increasing efficiency and enhancing quality.   Strives for technical and market leadership through a thorough understanding of market demands & customer needs and taking steps to enhance PerkinElmer’s value proposition.  Establishes processes for continuous improvement.  Consistently seeks opportunities to improve processes & quality and acts in the best interest of the customer and the company.

Developing People.  Emphasizes an approach to ensuring the right people are in the right roles to achieve department and organizational goals.  Recruits and selects a diverse team of talented individuals.  Not afraid to hire people more talented than him or herself.  Makes right calls on selecting, assigning and redeploying people consistent with the organization’s strategic initiatives.  Consistently drives development of his/her team through effective use of LOR, by providing frequent and candid feedback and through consistent modeling of PerkinElmer leadership initiatives.  Creates stretch assignments for people that develop their skills and contribute increased value to PerkinElmer’s leadership bench.  Consistently provides feedback, recognition and rewards in ways that motivate and inspire others to achieve their true potential.  Is a model of leadership for others to follow.  Communicates consistently and effectively with peers, direct reports and internal partners in a way that strengthens alignment with and accomplishment of organizational goals. 

Customer Commitment.  Puts the customer first in all aspects of work.  Understands who his/her customers are and focuses all work process toward the achievement of total customer satisfaction.  Communicates commitments and meets or exceeds them every time.  Demonstrates in both words and actions that meeting customer needs is a priority.  Communicates this to others.  Drives this value throughout the organization by developing others and being a champion for customer satisfaction.

Performance.  Understands the goals of the organization and sets and achieves ambitious goals that are consistent with the goals of the organization.  Establishes clear metrics for tracking results and measuring success.  Measures the right things and consistently achieves results.  Understands critical role played in the department or organization and can be counted on to meet and exceed performance expectations.

PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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