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Clinical Research Financial Manager (NCI)

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.

Frederick, MD
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Masters Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

Within the Leidos Biomedical Research Inc.’s Clinical Research Directorate, the Clinical Monitoring Research Program (CMRP) provides high-quality comprehensive and strategic operational support to the high-profile domestic and international clinical research initiatives of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Clinical Center (CC), National Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Since its inception in 2001, CMRP’s ability to provide rapid responses, high-quality solutions, and to recruit and retain experts with a variety of backgrounds to meet the growing research portfolios of NCI, NIAID, CC, NHLBI, NIAMS, NCATS, NINDS, and NIMH has led to the considerable expansion of the program and its repertoire of support services. CMRP’s support services are strategically aligned with the program’s mission to provide comprehensive, dedicated support to assist National Institutes of Health researchers in providing the highest quality of clinical research in compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines, maintaining data integrity, and protecting human subjects. For the scientific advancement of clinical research, CMRP services include comprehensive clinical trials, regulatory, pharmacovigilance, protocol navigation and development, and programmatic and project management support for facilitating the conduct of 400+ Phase I, II, and III domestic and international trials on a yearly basis. These trials investigate the prevention, diagnosis, treatment of, and therapies for cancer, influenza, HIV, and other infectious diseases and viruses such as hepatitis C, tuberculosis, malaria, and Ebola virus; heart, lung, and blood diseases and conditions; parasitic infections; rheumatic and inflammatory diseases; and rare and neglected diseases.  CMRP’s collaborative approach to clinical research and the expertise and dedication of staff to the continuation and success of the program’s mission has contributed to improving the overall standards of public health on a global scale.


Provides collaborative leadership and management oversight and coordination of special research projects for the NIAID, Division of Clinical Research (DCR), Office of Planning and Operations Support (OPOS)
Performs a significant level of project/program management activities including utilizing project/program management tools and techniques to organize, plan, execute, report, and evaluate budget objectives
Serves as the primary interface for the budget management and planning of clinical research projects and other associated activities
Provides collaborative financial leadership and coordination of all budget components
Develops, maintains and tracks detailed site management budgets identifying applicable clinical research activities, tests, and other associated activities (e.g., subcontracts) to be performed during the conduct of a clinical research protocol
Ensures coordination and dissemination of information that would financially impact the clinical research projects by facilitating and maintaining strong communication channels among the many entities participating such as: NIH teams, investigators/colleagues, Leidos Biomed staff, subcontractors, etc.
Works independently to assess complex financial requirements
Communicates with the CMRP Director, senior management, program staff and NIAID DCR project officials to provide consistent and accurate information
Participates in the financial execution of projects and provides technical guidance in the development of operational, technical and budget processes, templates, procedure manuals, and other documents
Prepares, monitors and analyzes financial forecasting, cost proposals, and reports
Monitors budget progress against complex project plans/key deliverables and provides monthly expense analyses
Manages budget risks by proactively anticipating issues and develops contingency plans and solutions
Conducts financial meetings and assists in the development of meeting agendas and summary reports as requested
Supervises staff
This position may require travel up to 10% (domestically/internationally)


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college/university in a field related to biomedical research/clinical trials/health or six (6) years related experience in lieu of degree
Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible, relevant experience in clinical research, including a minimum of six (6) years directly managing financial activities for protocols, site management and/or clinical research activities
In-depth knowledge of study design, clinical and bio-specimen terms used in research studies and scientific and medical concepts and terminology
Comprehensive knowledge of accounting theories, principles, procedures and methods, report analysis, contracting principles, provisions, reporting requirements and cash flow requirements
Excellent research and investigative skills with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
Extensive budgetary and strategic planning experience as it relates to clinical research
Ability to review complex documents independently and/or in collaboration with various stakeholders, and determine sufficiency of financial documentation
Strong project management and problem-solving skills
Experience in leading and developing team members
Must be detail-oriented, creative and flexible
Advance proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
Clinical Research or Project Management Professional with infectious disease experience
Experience in human subjects protection and clinical research activities
Knowledge of conducting federally funded studies
Familiarity with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs)