Scientific Project Manager I

Frederick, MD, USA
Dec 05, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
The Laboratory Animal Sciences Program (LASP) provides exceptional quality animal care and technical support services for animal research performed at the National Cancer Institute at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. LASP executes this mission by providing a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art technologies and services that are focused on the design, generation, characterization and application of genetically engineered and biological animal models of human disease, which are aimed at the development of targeted diagnostics and therapies. LASP contributes to advancing human health, developing new treatments, and improving existing treatments for cancer and other diseases while ensuring safe and humane treatment of animals.


The Scientific Project Manager I is responsible for supporting essential operations of the Animal Research Technical Support (ARTS) group including the Gnotobiotics Facility operations.
  • Provides overall technical project management oversight and maintains coordination and communications among all parties
  • 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
  • Reviews budgets, tracks financial information and prepares study cost estimates
  • Maintains coordination and communication between research operations, program management, and team members, prepares meeting minutes and follow up to action items
  • Assists in the preparation of scientific data reports, data analysis and writing of animal study proposals, IBC registrations, regulatory reports etc.
  • Preparing and managing multi-tiered project documentation and technical project coordination with lead scientist's/study directors.
  • Facilitating communications among members of project teams at all levels (including periodic scientific data exchanges and project status briefings)
  • Assisting in identification, acquisition, allocation and scheduling of resources as required by project scope technologies and information based on project priority and timelines
  • Prepare interim and annual status reports for project teams and management
  • Use applicable project management software tools to create periodic updates and display project status, available funds, animal resources, etc.

  • Possession of a Doctoral degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) appropriate to biomedical research (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
  • In addition to education requirements, two (2) or more years of progressively responsible research program or laboratory management related experience in studies of mouse cancer models
  • 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
  • Strong skills in planning and managing of projects with significant scientific component, including oversight of related resources
  • Knowledge of advanced scientific processes in biological/biomedical fields of study (notably in cancer research)
  • Ability to oversee, coordinate, prioritize, track and report multiple concurrent projects, including those of a collaborative nature
  • Understanding of basic budgeting and resource allocation practices
  • 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

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