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Program Mgr II

Job ID: req857
Facility: Frederick: Ft Detrick
Location: PO Box B, Frederick, MD 21702 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is dedicated to improving human health through discovery and innovation in the biomedical sciences, focusing on cancer, AIDS, and emerging infectious diseases. 

Position Overview:

The Applied and Developmental Research Directorate (ADRD) integrates two diverse laboratory programs supporting the NCI mission: support to the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD) and the Clinical Services Program (CSP). DCTD facilitates develop paths of unique molecules, diagnostic tests, and therapeutic interventions to clinical applications, including distinct molecular signatures for cancer, refined molecular assays, and state-of-the-art imaging techniques that are too high-risk for industry or academia to pursue. CSP laboratories provide specimen processing and testing support to approximately 150 NIH-sponsored clinical trials, with six clinical laboratories registered to perform testing regulated under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).  This position will work with the leadership team of a new program that will create a national network of clinical laboratories providing testing of patient specimens so those patients can be matched to targeted therapies under evaluation in NCI-sponsored clinical trials conducted by the National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN).


  • Manage the administrative aspects of on-going projects in the program, ensure new projects are initiated correctly, and provide technical support to project managers, including the development of cost estimates and scope of work documents
  • Collection of program information from internal and external sources on a daily basis; subsequent organization and presentation of the information clearly and concisely so that program management can actively manage the program’s projects in real-time
  • Serve as the initial project auditor by performing the first assessment of In-Process Review (IPR) data and adherence to the Leidos Biomed project management policies and procedures
  • Draft Working various recurring and ad hoc status reports on the program in an accurate and timely manner
  • Facilitate, coordinate, track, and report on collaborative interactions between the Government, FNL support groups, NCTN sites, and ADRD laboratories
  • Represent the program in various internal and external meetings


  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in a related field (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
  • In addition to education requirements, at least 8 years of progressively responsible program management experience
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel), Adobe Acrobat, and experience working with SharePoint based websites
  • Knowledgeable in HIPPA and HiTech regulations
  • Demonstrated ability to interact productively with clinicians, scientists, project managers and executive level leaders
  • Ability to recognize and connect related information arising from different program areas
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance


  • Background in clinical lab and/or scientific lab settings
  • Four or more years of technical and/or administrative experience related to biomedical research programs
  • Background in contracting to acquire scientific R&D services from academia and/or clinical laboratory testing
  • Experience in a government contracting environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills, and strong organizational skills

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