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Scientific Project Manager II

Job ID: req1784
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.  

 Position Overview:

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 and recent SARS-CoV-2 pandemic response initiatives, 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.  

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Vaccine, Immunity, and Cancer Directorate (VICD) of the Frederick National Laboratory is seeking a Scientific Project Manager II to support Serological Sciences Network Coordinating Center (SSNCC) projects and operations. As part of a large effort to combat the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, VICD and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in collaboration with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA),  and other stakeholders are striving to address gaps and unmet needs in serology assay development and standardization, and to gain a solid fundamental knowledge of the immune response to SARS-CoV-2, and underlying mechanisms of protection against infection. Core functions of the SSNCC include: establish and manage the operations of the SeroNet Steering Committee, collaborate with the SSC and the NCI to provide scientific coordination for SeroNet, manage administrative and logistic aspects associated with the accumulation and dissemination of specimens, data, standard operating procedures, and assay performance efforts across the SeroNet, develop and manage subcontracts and services with Centers for Building Capacity (CBCs) and other partners and the development and operation of a data infrastructure to support storage, coordination, in network data sharing and public dissemination of SeroNet data.

This position will be located in Frederick, Maryland.


KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
The Scientific Project Manager will be responsible for managing projects involving different organizations in coordination with other scientific and project management staff and the Director of the SSNCC.
Specific duties will include:
Work directly with the NCI stakeholders and Program scientific managers and directors to establish priorities, coordinate, organize meeting and schedule meetings
Manage project progress, monitor schedules, risks and budgets
Provide regular written reports detailing progress against tasks and milestones
Prepare new subcontract packages, including statements of Work for subcontracts for new Work Packages
Prepare technical responses to task orders
Work directly to manage subcontracts to assure project execution within established timelines and approve subcontractor invoices
Develop SSNCC Standard Operating Procedures
Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders for intellectual property requirements, CRADAs, MTAs, collaboration agreements, subcontracts
Coordinate and maintain scientific meeting schedules with SeroNet stakeholders as needed
Lead oral presentations and meetings with internal and external stakeholders
Prepare meeting summaries, with detailed action plans and timelines
Report research data, including presentations and/or scientific publications
Conduct statistical analyses
Maintain a knowledge of the most recent literature and scientific presentations relevant to projects
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
Possession of a PhD in immunology, virology or a related scientific 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
A minimum of two (2) years 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
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
Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Regulatory knowledge pertinent to standards GCLP, CLIA or FDA guidelines for clinical assays
Familiarity with biospecimen processing best practices, and diagnostic assay development and validation
Experience organizing Investigators Meetings and/or scientific workshops is a must.
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus
Ability to work effectively in a matrix and team‐oriented environment
Experience in cancer research
JOB HAZARDS
This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to infectious material, requiring medical clearance and immunizations
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

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

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