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Data Science Initiatives Project Manager

Job ID: req1766
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Facility: NIH
Location: NIH Campus 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892 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:

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Within Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., operator of the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, the Clinical Monitoring Research Program Directorate (CMRPD) provides high-quality comprehensive and strategic operational support to high-profile domestic and international clinical research initiatives sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and several other institutes within NIH.  CMRPD’s ability to provide rapid responses and high-quality solutions, and to recruit and retain experts with a variety of backgrounds, allows the directorate to facilitate strategic support to the growing clinical research portfolios of NCI, NIAID, and other NIH divisions/offices/centers. CMRPD’s support services are aligned with the program’s mission to provide comprehensive clinical trials operations and program/project management services to advance scientific clinical research that complies with applicable regulations and guidelines, maintains data integrity, and protects human subjects. CMRPD services include clinical trials monitoring, regulatory affairs support, clinical safety oversight, protocol navigation/protocol development, and programmatic and project management support to facilitate the conduct of more than 400 Phase I, II, and III domestic and international trials annually. These trials investigate the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, influenza, HIV, infectious diseases and emerging health challenges like Ebola virus and COVID-19, heart, lung, and blood disorders, parasitic infections, and rare and neglected diseases. CMRPD’s collaborative approach to clinical research support and the expertise and dedication of staff to the continuation and success of CMRPD’s mission has contributed to improving the overall standards of public health on a global scale. 

The Clinical Monitoring Research Program Directorate (CMRPD) provides support to the NHLBI BioData Catalyst which is a cloud-based ecosystem providing access to NHLBI data sets and supporting tools, applications, and workflows to produce state-of-the-art, data-driven biomedical research. By increasing access to NHLBI datasets and innovative data analysis capabilities, BioData Catalyst accelerates efficient biomedical research that drives discovery and scientific advancement, leading to novel diagnostic tools, therapeutics, and prevention strategies for heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. 

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works closely with the Scientific Program Director
  • Provides program support for BioData Catalyst by leading project management planning, execution, reporting, and close out activities as necessary to ensure the program meets approved program strategies, milestones, and deliverables
  • Works closely with government officials, both scientific and administrative, at varying levels of leadership and responsibility to coordinate strategic vision, program support, and logistical activities for the assigned projects/programs
  • Provides coordination, management, and oversight of project management activities for the BioData Catalyst team in a matrixed, cross-functional environment
  • Assists with preparing and reviewing OTA pricing and conference pricing for project operations
  • Serves as direct program liaison with other Managers
  • Ensures program compliance with all policies and procedures related to project management, contract relations, purchasing, and fiscal planning
  • Assists in the preparation of program reports, including monthly updates and quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports
  • Coordinates meeting management support for the assigned projects and programs, including drafting agendas, taking meeting notes/minutes and recording and monitoring action items for initiative committees, sub-committees, awardee consortia, peer review panels, external advisory panels, scrum teams, program reviews, and other stakeholders as needed
  • Convenes scientific panels, webinars, distribute proposals, and draft review panel summary statements
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by a responsible authority
  • Communicates effectively with senior-level managers within CMRPD and NHLBI to compose both business and scientific documents and ensure smooth operations of the Program
  • This position is located in Bethesda, Maryland

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Possession of Master’s degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in a technical field including project management, health, life sciences, computing, or data science or six (6) 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
  • Experience with all aspects of project management from planning through execution, including scope, finances, resources, subcontracts, communications, and stakeholder management
  • Experience with budgeting, cost tracking, forecasting, and reporting
  • Progressively responsible experience must demonstrate increased independence and overall responsibility for more complex projects at a program level
  • Experience leading successful collaborative efforts involving multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to work with ease in a fast paced, agile environment
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented, able to effectively handle multiple projects concurrently
  • Ability to multi-task in complex/dynamic operating environment
  • Ability to identify issues and apply problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be a team player
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Eight (8) years of project management experience in a scientific or technical environment
  • Four (4) years in a supervisory role
  • D. in a technical field including project management, health, life sciences, computing, or data science
  • PMP Certification
  • Project management experience with multiple government agencies
  • Familiarity with high performance computing systems and AI
  • Experience working in a matrix-management environment
  • Experience developing scientific collaborations

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

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