Technical Project Manager -Lead (NCI) - Frederick, MD | Biospace
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Technical Project Manager -Lead (NCI)

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.

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Location:
Frederick, MD
Posted Date:
9/19/2017
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
641187
Salary:
Required Education:
Doctorate/PhD
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Project Manager, Technical Services,

Job Description

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.'s staff of scientific, technical, and support professionals conducts basic and applied research in cancer and AIDS.  It operates and manages the federal government's only vaccine manufacturing facilities (VPP, BDP), and runs the high-performance Advanced Biomedical Computing Center. It also operates the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center focused on cancer and AIDS research. The Leidos Biomedical Research Group’s Biospecimen Research Group (BRG) supports The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch (BBRB) and are jointly responsible for developing a common biorepository infrastructure that promotes resource sharing and team science, in order to facilitate multi-institutional, high throughput genomic and proteomic studies. The BRG also supports work being performed for the NCI’s Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives (CSSI) specifically the Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) which is a comprehensive and coordinated effort to accelerate the understanding of the molecular basis of cancer with the primary goal to improve the ability to diagnose, treat and prevent cancer by systematically identifying proteins that derive from alterations in cancer genomes and related biological processes, and provide this data with accompanying assays and protocols to the public.
KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
This job description will be used to identify candidates with skills and experience within Leidos Biomedical Research.  Candidates who express an interest will be considered for current and future positions.
The Biospecimen Research Group (BRG) supports the NCI by providing excellence in the scientific design and implementation of programs that depend upon the collection of tissue from cancer patients as well as in the management of the data that is collected and ascertained as a result of the research process.
The Technical Project Manager III will:
Oversee operational activities for the Biospecimen Research Group
Manage a staff who will via subcontract, manage procurement teams and core biospecimen processing centers
Manage timelines associated with operational processes
Work with project managers to ensure the operational processes are aligned with each project’s priorities
Refine Standard Operating Procedures
Oversee processes related to pathology review of specimens
Understand the repositories used to collect and manage the data associated with projects as well as contribute to their design when needed

Requirements

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
Possession of a PhD from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) plus ten (10) years of experience in managing processes related to the Biospecimen procurement and processing arena, such as preservation, analyte extraction, sequencing, pathology review, shipment or a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) plus twelve (12) years of experience in managing processes related to the Biospecimen procurement and processing arena, such as preservation, analyte extraction, sequencing, pathology review, shipment
Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
A minimum of four (4) years of experience within a leadership capacity
Experience with scientific technical writing and documentation
Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
EXPECTED COMPETENCIES

Ability to review others writing and provide constructive feedback
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated ability to manage people