Program Manager III (PM III) - Ebola Response

Frederick, MD
Dec 07, 2018
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Within Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., the Clinical Monitoring Research Program Directorate (CMRPD) 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, CMRPD'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. CMRPD'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, CMRPD 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. CMRPD'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.

The Clinical Monitoring Research Program Directorate (CMRPD) provides comprehensive clinical support to the NIAID Division of Clinical Research (DCR) supporting clinical research to control and prevent diseases caused by virtually all infectious agents. This includes basic and applied research to develop and evaluate therapeutics, vaccines, and diagnostics. The Program Manager III (PM III) will provide operational leadership and support to various African countries.


Program Manager III (PM III)
  • Provides support to the NIAID Division of Cancer Research (DCR) Emerging and Re-emerging Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Disease outbreaks and response development for natural history, vaccine, and therapeutic studies
  • Serves as a liaison for assigned partnerships within the various African countries, performs a variety of high-level operational and logistical support
  • Coordinates administrative objectives for the NIAID DCR's initiative to establish active protocols that will allow more rapid responses to viral hemorrhagic fever diseases and to develop natural history, vaccine and therapeutic studies
  • Interfaces internally and externally with high-level government officials and among domestic and international partners and organizations, administrative officers, program specialists, Leidos Biomed executives, lead and project support teams, and other CMRP staff
  • Provides logistical operation oversight and support for the life cycle of project procurements (e.g., capital equipment and various laboratory/operation/project supplies) from task assignment to completion
  • Ensures timely response, review, and submittal of partnership management inquiries
  • Creates and implements detailed administrative operational project plans
  • Analyzes, advises, and communicates with appropriate program management and/or government agencies/divisions
  • Creates, edits, and maintains complex tracking systems and processes
  • Performs assignments independently but may be subject to supervisory or appropriate project staff oversight as needed
  • Composes and edits various program and technical communications, including spreadsheets, standard processes, presentations and other communications
  • Assists in the preparation of reports, including writing of semi-annual and annual reports, quarterly reports, and other project report requirements
  • This position may travel up to 15%.
  • This position is located in Frederick, Maryland

  • Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in a related field (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to educational requirements, a minimum of ten (10) years progressively responsible experience in program/project management
  • Progressively responsible experience must demonstrate increased independence and overall responsibility for more complex projects at a program/directorate level
  • Ability to work in a busy clinical research setting, both independently and within a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively with high-level personnel
  • Experience managing portions of large international public health or research programs in resource-challenged settings
  • Experience in relationship and partnership building in multi-cultural settings and interdependent agencies
  • Strong ability to represent public health, research and USG-funded programs to high-level policy makers across international organizational stakeholders
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

  • Excellent research, problem-solving, public speaking, writing, and interpersonal communication skills

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