Scientific Project Manager II

San Francisco, CA
Dec 01, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
The mission of the Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Directorate (BIDS) is to leverage leading-edge data science and information technology skills and capabilities to provide the best tools and services to accelerate translation of biomedical data to scientific discoveries, medical treatments, and diagnostic and prevention tools for cancer and AIDS patients.

The BIDS Strategic and Data Science Initiatives Group has a focus to establish new collaborations in computing and data science to address cancer challenges and accelerate cancer research. The group's efforts include developing the capacity within the NCI intramural research community to increasingly employ high-performance computing, as well as establishing a longer-term direction and path forward for broader NCI, academic, government, and private industry participation in predictive oncology.

The Accelerating Therapeutics for Opportunities in Medicine (ATOM) Consortium is a public-private partnership with the mission of transforming drug discovery by accelerating the development of more effective therapies for patients. The ATOM consortium members will develop, test, and validate a multidisciplinary approach to drug discovery in which modern science, technology and engineering, supercomputing simulations, data science, and artificial intelligence are highly integrated into a single

drug-discovery platform that can ultimately be shared with the drug development and extramural research community at large.

Frederick National Laboratory (FNL) is hiring a Scientific Project Manager II as part of the ATOM Consortium. This position is based in San Francisco, California.


Scientific Project Manager II
  • Work onsite with the ATOM technical and operational teams to identify, document and communicate goals, tasks, action items, risks, and risk mitigations that support the operational and strategic objectives of the Frederick National Laboratory and the NCI for the ATOM Consortium.
  • Provide operational and program management support through activity planning and execution management including, but not limited to: scheduling, facilitation, and participation in meetings, supporting/developing fellowship program activities, operational liaising among ATOM program management leads, FNL leadership, and NCI program leads.
  • Work collaboratively with ATOM member staff to successfully achieve ATOM goals while effectively representing interests of Frederick National Laboratory and the NCI
  • Provide business development support in efforts to develop, grow and sustain the ATOM Consortium
  • Support strategic communication, act as a liaison with the communication teams from the ATOM Consortium member organizations
  • Support activities of ATOM Governing Board including preparing agendas, taking minutes, and facilitating distribution of materials
  • Support efforts of ATOM Fellows program

  • Possession of PhD in a science, computational science or related discipline from an accredited college or
  • university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
  • In addition to the educational requirements, a minimum of five (5) years of experience is required
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

  • Experience coordinating the activities and deliverables in a multi-organization consortium
  • Effective tracking of scientific research activities and deliverables
  • Translation of detailed scientific content for target audiences with varying degrees of technical background
  • Providing scientific insight, including information on resources available through the Cancer Research Data Commons and Ecosystem

Expected Competencies:
  • Must be detail-oriented and possess strong organizational and analytical skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks/projects
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and use of online services supporting communication and business development efforts

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)