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Sr. Subcontracts Administrator

Job ID: req2011
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Facility: Frederick: Ft Detrick
Location: PO Box B, Frederick, MD 21702 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

Our core values of accountability, compassion, collaboration, dedication, integrity, and versatility serve as a guidepost for how we do our work every day in serving the public’s interest.  

 Position Overview:


The Research Subcontracts Group provides acquisition support to the National Cancer Institute's (NCI), Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) as well as operations and specific subcontracting support for the NCI-Bethesda, National Institute of Allergy and Infection Diseases (NIAID) and other related Government initiatives.  Specifically, subcontracts provides pre/post award acquisition and administration for highly complex research programs, scientific services, field trials, and related projects at FNLCR through execution of agreements with third parties, often commercial companies and non-profit research institutions or universities.


  • Ability to write/understand subcontractor RFP’s, RFQ’s, RFI’s derived from Leidos Biomed policies and prime requirements
  • Works hand in hand with Program Teams, Accounting, Project Controls, and Contracts to ensure program requirements are met in a timely manner and provide advance notice when schedules change
  • Develop close working relationships with all members of the company to include internal/external clients and subcontractors
  • Perform daily Subcontracting activities and duties with minimal oversight
  • Prepares and administers various types of subcontracts, task orders, and modifications to include but not limited to; CPFF, CR, FFP, LH, T&M, IDIQ
  • The ability to conduct negotiations of terms and conditions, perform price analyses, drafting of subcontracts and other subcontract-related documents
  • Responsible for monitoring subcontractor performance, including management of deliverables and payment of invoices
  • Ensures that subcontracts are in accordance with legal requirements, customer specifications, and Government regulations


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in Business Administration or related field or four (4) years relevant experience in lieu of degree.  Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to the education requirement, a minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience
  • Proficient in MS Excel/Word/Outlook
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Master's degree
  • 8-10 years of relevant experience

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)