Scientific Project Manager I/II
Job ID: req1207
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Facility: Frederick: ATRF
Location: 8560 Progress Dr, Frederick, MD 21701 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.
The Clinical Services Program's primary mission is to perform sequential studies using samples obtained from patients with cancer, AIDS, chronic granulomatous disease or other diseases associated with immunologic dysfunction, as well as to monitor viral load in patients with HIV.
The Vaccine, Immunity and Cancer Program investigates immune responses to vaccines in preclinical and clinical studies, with a focus on HPV.
The Vaccine, Immunity and Cancer Program is looking for a Scientific Project Manager to manage a number of projects and subcontracts related to COVID-19.
The Scientific Project Manager will be responsible for managing projects across involving different organizations in coordination with other scientific and project management staff.
Specific duties will include:
- Provide scientific and administrative project management support
- Strong scientific background on immunology, virology and serology
- Work directly with the NCI and Program scientific managers and directors
- Meet organizational requirements for scheduled updates, including risk factors and finances
- Provide regular written reports detailing progress against tasks and milestones
- Work with Project Management staff to ensure the operational needs of the project are being met
- Draft technical requirements to be included in Statements of Work, New Work Packages, and proposals written in response to task orders
- Utilize scientific expertise to review and approve subcontractor invoices
- Work directly to manage subcontracts to assure project execution within established timelines
- Develop scientific protocols
- Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders for intellectual property requirements, CRADAs, MTAs, collaboration agreements, subcontracts
- Lead oral presentations and meetings with internal and external stakeholders
- Conduct statistical analyses
- Report research data, including presentations and/or scientific publications
- Maintain a knowledge of the most recent literature and scientific presentations relevant to projects
- This position will be located in Frederick, Maryland.
- Possession of a PhD in immunology, virology or a related biomedical field from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
- Level I requires no experience and a level II requires two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in program/project management. Progressively responsible experience must demonstrate increased independence and overall responsibility for more complex projects at a program/directorate level
Both levels require:
- Experience with immunology, serology and virology
- Experience with scientific technical writing and documentation
- Experience with budgeting, cost estimates, and financial projections
- Experience interpreting and/or authoring Statements of Work (SOW)
- Must have exceptional communication skills with ability to communicate clearly with all levels of scientific personnel and administrative staff through written and oral presentations
- Ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize and meet timelines in multiple concurrent projects
- Ability to work independently in a dynamic environment and capable of completing tasks with minimal supervision
- Scientific competency in a field relevant and related to cancer research
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
- Regulatory knowledge pertinent to standards GCLP, CLIA or FDA guidelines for clinical assays
- Familiarity with diagnostics and clinical trials
- Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
- In‐depth understanding of immunology, immune assays, diagnostics, vaccines and clinical research
- Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
- Ability to work effectively in a matrix and team‐oriented environment
- Ability to identify and solve complex problems
- Strong organizational and multitasking skills
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)