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

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.

Frederick, MD
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Masters Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Project Manager, Technical Services,

Job 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.
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 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:
Manages and provides technical direction to subcontractors performing activities related to biospecimen collection and processing activities
Reports to the Director of Operations
Provides overall technical project management oversight and maintains coordination and communications among all parties
Manages via subcontracts the collection of specimens from community cancer centers
Provides direction to tissue source sites (TSS) and the biospecimen core repository (BCR)
Forecasts collections from multiple sites
Works directly with the scientific project manager and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), as needed
Leads projects and/or teams in the development of strategic operational development plans
Monitors progress against plans and provides status to senior management using project/program management tools and techniques to organize, plan, track, coordinate, execute, report, and evaluate program projects and objectives
Participates in the execution of projects and provides technical guidance in the development of administrative and operational processes, templates, procedure manuals, and other documents,
Provides project management expertise, support and standards, as needed
Manages project risk by proactively anticipating issues and develops contingency plans and solutions
Reviews budgets accurately and tracks financial information from subcontracts
Maintains coordination and communication between research operations, program management, project stakeholders and team members
Conducts various contract planning, development and implementation activities, including preparing statements of work and evaluating proposals


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 or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education)
Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
In addition to education requirements, five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in clinical research
Working knowledge of drug development or clinical trial fieldwork concepts and practices
Knowledge of contract management
Ability to provide technical direction to subcontracts
Strong written and oral communication skills needed to work with non-technical and technical staff
Demonstrated ability to critique and evaluate scientific relative reports
Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
Demonstrated ability to manage work via the phone
Ability to work well with others
Must be detail oriented
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks/projects
Ability to work independently and within a team environment