Scientific Manager I (NCI) - Frederick, MD | Biospace
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Scientific Manager I (NCI)

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.

Frederick, MD
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Full time
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Job Description

Program Description:
The Molecular Characterization Laboratory (MoCha) is part of Leidos Biomedical Research’s Clinical Research Directorate (CRD) at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. The MoCha Laboratory is responsible for providing high-level research in support of the NCI-Cancer Diagnostics Program (CDP) within the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD). MoCha is charged with the development and application of genomic assays for use in medical research and diagnostics for DCTD-sponsored national extramural clinical trials.

Job Description/Basic Function:

The Senior Scientist will provide genomic assay support to DCTD projects including the Patient Derived Xenograft Models (PDM) project.

Conducts and collaborates with others on basic research and development relevant to long-term objectives and concerns
Writes and reviews manuscripts for publication
Develops strategies to ensure effective achievement of scientific objectives
Monitors and evaluates completion of tasks and projects
May develop budgets for capital expenditures and labor
Typically collaborates with other top managers to establish company policies
Makes final decisions on administrative or operational matte
Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
Ph.D. from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Clearance
A minimum of six (6) years of competent, innovative research experience
Strong knowledge of molecular biology and skills in the analysis of human specimens
Expertise in the field of oncology
Attention to detail and ability to identify and successfully address unexpected results
Ability to deliver high quality results in a timely manner
Proven ability to manage projects and staff as well as work independently
Ability to work within a highly matrix team environment
Ability to write and orally present data and project updates in a clear and effective manner
Must have first authorships on peer-reviewed publications, attendance and presentation experience at national meetings
Ability to preside over meetings showing leadership qualities, independence with sound ideas, vision and ability to remain focused on the mission/project
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
Experience with diagnostic assay development
Familiarity with human clinical studies where biomarker assays have been employed
Strong and proven technical skill and knowledge in genomics, molecular biological and genomic assay development
Experience in cancer genomics and/or signaling pathway analysis as well as assay development
Familiarity with clinical oncology studies or other protocol-driven clinical research