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Senior Program Coordinator (NCI)

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.

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Location:
Frederick, MD
Posted Date:
6/30/2017
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
638794
Salary:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

PROGRAM 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.

JOB DESCRIPTION/BASIC FUNCTION
The Clinical Monitoring Research Program (CMRP) provides comprehensive program coordination support to the NIAID Division of Clinical Research’s (DCR) viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHF) initiative (PREVAIL) to support eradication of infectious diseases that include the global Ebola Virus Disease and other DCR initiatives.
The Sr. Program Coordinator
Conducts site supply needs assessments and identifies and requests program supplies to include, but not limited to; laboratory equipment/supplies, office supplies, and other operations supplies
Oversees inventory logistics management (delivery and receipt)
Coordinates in-country shipping and tracking
Procures and manages equipment trainings and service maintenance agreements
Communicates and interacts with high-level executive, administrative, technical and program management personnel, both internally and externally, to gather and compile information for dissemination
Maintains various tracking systems using Microsoft Excel, SharePoint and other applicable job related software
Compiles information, prepares reports, and handles informational requests from multiple stakeholders
Assists in the collection and compilation of metrics data and operational accomplishments in support of Leidos Biomed reporting requirements
Arranges and coordinates scientific meetings, seminars and conferences, including logistical matters such as locations, times, participants, agendas and schedules
Oversees complex domestic and international travel logistics and arrangements per established Federal Travel Regulations (FTR)
Prepares and/or assembles presentations, background information and related materials and information for meetings
Prepares internal and external correspondence and memos, and transcribes and edits meeting minutes for final review
Coordinates conference room scheduling/logistics and calendars for staff
Receives telephone calls and makes proper referrals
Assists with the monitoring of outside correspondence, including e-mail, fax, and mail
Position located in Monrovia, Liberia 85% or more of the time.

Requirements

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
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 or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in biomedical/clinical research or four (4) years related experience in lieu of degree
Seven (7) years of progressively responsible administrative experience including two (2) years at the Program Coordinator or equivalent level
Ability to perform and organize administrative processes to effectively and efficiently manage daily operations and coordinate program planning
Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects
Experience in procurement acquisition and shipping
Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint)
Ability to stand, walk or sit for long periods of time
Position located in Monrovia, Liberia 85% or more of the time
Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
International clinical research project support experience
Health science or laboratory experience, particularly in infectious disease
Familiarity with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Federal Travel Regulations (FTR), Department of Transportation (DOT) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) shipping regulations