Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research

Scientific Project Manager II

Frederick, MD, USA
Sep 01, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

The Clinical Services Program's primary mission is to perform sequential studies using samples obtained from patients with cancer, AIDS, chronic granulomatous disease or other diseases associated with immunologic dysfunction, as well as to monitor viral load in patients with HIV.

The Vaccine, Immunity and Cancer Program investigates immune responses to vaccines in preclinical and clinical studies, with a focus on HPV.


The Vaccine, Immunity and Cancer Program is looking for a Scientific Project Manager to manage a number of projects and subcontracts related to COVID-19.


The Scientific Project Manager will be responsible for managing projects across involving different organizations in coordination with other scientific and project management staff.

Specific duties will include:


  • Provide scientific and administrative project management support
  • Strong scientific background on immunology, virology and serology
  • Work directly with the NCI and Program scientific managers and directors
  • Meet organizational requirements for scheduled updates, including risk factors and finances
  • Provide regular written reports detailing progress against tasks and milestones
  • Work with Project Management staff to ensure the operational needs of the project are being met
  • Draft technical requirements to be included in Statements of Work, New Work Packages, and proposals written in response to task orders
  • Utilize scientific expertise to review and approve subcontractor invoices
  • Work directly to manage subcontracts to assure project execution within established timelines
  • Develop scientific protocols
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders for intellectual property requirements, CRADAs, MTAs, collaboration agreements, subcontracts
  • Lead oral presentations and meetings with internal and external stakeholders
  • Conduct statistical analyses
  • Report research data, including presentations and/or scientific publications
  • Maintain a knowledge of the most recent literature and scientific presentations relevant to projects
  • This position will be located in Frederick, Maryland.




  • Possession of a PhD in immunology, virology or a related biomedical field from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • Two (2) 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


  • Experience with immunology, serology and virology
  • Experience with scientific technical writing and documentation
  • Experience with budgeting, cost estimates, and financial projections
  • Experience interpreting and/or authoring Statements of Work (SOW)
  • Must have exceptional communication skills with ability to communicate clearly with all levels of scientific personnel and administrative staff through written and oral presentations
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize and meet timelines in multiple concurrent projects
  • Ability to work independently in a dynamic environment and capable of completing tasks with minimal supervision
  • Scientific competency in a field relevant and related to cancer research
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance



  • Regulatory knowledge pertinent to standards GCLP, CLIA or FDA guidelines for clinical assays
  • Familiarity with diagnostics and clinical trials
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification




  • In‐depth understanding of immunology, immune assays, diagnostics, vaccines and clinical research
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Ability to work effectively in a matrix and team‐oriented environment
  • Ability to identify and solve complex problems
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills




  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to infectious material, requiring medical clearance and immunizations


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