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Genomics Project Manager (NCI)

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.

Gaithersburg, MD
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Genomics, Project Manager,

Job Description

The Cancer Genomics Research Laboratory (CGR) investigates the contribution of germline and somatic genetic variation to cancer susceptibility and outcomes in support of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)'s Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG). Working in concert with epidemiologists, biostatisticians and basic research scientists in DCEG’s intramural research program, CGR provides the capacity to conduct genome-wide discovery studies and targeted regional approaches to identify the heritable determinants of various forms of cancer. This includes the design and analysis of high throughput studies using various types of “–omics” technologies such as array- and sequence-based genome-wide association studies, studies of tumor characteristics using integrated genomic data analysis and molecular epidemiologic studies based on novel metabolomic and microbiomic assays.

The incumbent will be responsible for scientific project management, coordination and communication between project team members, laboratory staff, management and investigators.
Preparation of project requests for samples to be used in genomics research is the main function of this position.
Creation of projects, sample phenotype and data file management, requesting projects from the laboratory, status tracking, project billing and PI communication are the essentials of the main task.  Additionally, the successful candidate will assess project issues and develop resolutions to meet productivity and quality requirements.
As the direct liaison with DCEG investigators, the project manager will need communicate efficiently and effectively across members of the organization.


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation in a relevant field. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education).
Foreign degrees must be evaluated for a U.S. equivalency
In addition to educational requirements, a minimum of three (3) years progressively responsible project management related experience.
Ability to work with a wide range of stake holders including Principal Investigators, researchers, laboratory staff, senior managers, and external collaborators
High level of accuracy and attention to detail
Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
Data management and curation
Knowledge of molecular biology laboratory procedures
Experience with management multiple of scientific/laboratory projects concurrently
PMP Certification
Experience with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)