Scientific Project Manager, Biologics

Bethesda, Maryland
Jul 30, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

We are currently searching for a Scientific Project Manager, Biologics to provide support to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is a full-time position with MSC, and is on-site in Gaithersburg, MD.


Duties & Responsibilities
  • Manages, coordinates, and facilitates the development of the project plan, utilizing expert-level knowledge and understanding of the pharmaceutical product development process, particularly as pertinent to biologics and vaccines. Facilitates agreement among team members on the specifics and adequacy of the plan’s intermediate goals and objectives and the scheduling for completion of tasks.
  • Serves as a recognized authority, applying expert knowledge and understanding of the pharmaceutical product development process, particularly as pertinent to biologics and vaccines, to the design and conduct of projects where the specifics of the project are difficult to determine in advance. Provides significant and innovative recommendations for advancing the project and/or methods used to advance candidates to Phase I and Phase II clinical trials.
  • Develops or refines new solutions to problems that have significant impact on existing program policies and/or procedures. Anticipates major problems and recognizes future program needs to accomplish the program’s mission.
  • Monitors and assesses the status of projects as they progress. Monitors deadlines and other benchmarks to ensure that the Center’s activities are meeting stipulated obligations.
  • Identifies current or emerging issues affecting the project tasks/activities and/or the accomplishment of its scientific objectives, the sequencing of activities, activity completion times, etc. Disseminates information to the team on the status of the activities, issues/problems, emerging schedule conflicts or opportunities to accomplish the work.
  • Applies expert scientific knowledge of the pharmaceutical product development process to guide team meetings and other interactions in order to clarify critical problems, to develop proposed solutions to problem or issues, to resolve gaps in skills or capacity needed to accomplish the work, to assess options and their impact on the project’s costs, quality of work products and timeliness of completion of tasks, etc.
  • Facilitates the resolution of conflicts among the team’s members who represent different organizational groups with varying interests or concerns that may conflict with the project’s timetables, scientific requirements, availability of staff and/or staff time, available resources, sequencing demands, etc.
  • Applies situationally appropriate project management practices to guide teams to successful completion of the project, to keep activities on schedule and to facilitate an effective project that best meets the Center and Institute’s goals. Provides guidance or support to team members collectively or individually.
  • Serves as the team’s information manager. Originates, formulates, and disseminates project information, assessments and evaluations to assure that team members are properly apprised of progress and that member’s views concerning the project activities are properly disseminated in order to integrate project activities across the team.
  • As assigned, manages the Center’s inter-agency, academic, and industrial agreements, including preparation of work plans, facilitating technology transfer, organizing agreement activities, and providing guidance to the Center on requirements and activities.




  • Master’s degree in Management, Business, or a related scientific field.
  • Minimum two (2) years of project management experience required, managing cross-functional project teams.
  • Minimum 5 years experience participating on cross-functional project development teams focused on pharmaceutical product development, specifically biologics and vaccines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Project, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills.



Company Description

We are a trusted government partner that blends deep domain expertise with advanced technologies to help our customers solve complex problems that improve, protect, and save lives. As a rapidly growing company, we combine entrepreneurial spirit, customer focus, and an outcomes-based approach to support agency missions in health IT, life sciences, public safety, and grants management.


The Dovel Family of Companies offers employees an opportunity to advance beyond a specific role or contract, we offer a path to develop an enriching career. We believe in empowering a culture of innovation, customer success, and employee growth. 


What you’ll get…

  • Time Off! Flexible schedules and company paid holidays allow you to take the time you need.
  • Investment in YOU! 401(K) company contributions are yours to keep with no waiting period.
  • Choices! Unique healthcare plans to choose from with options like fertility and orthodontia benefits.
  • Discovery! With our tuition assistance and training programs, we support your career advancement.
  • Tax Savings! Enroll in pre-tax Health or Dependent Care Flexible Spending, HSA with company contributions, parking, and/or transit commuter benefits.
  • Support! Working parents and busy professionals – we’ve got you covered with a supportive culture, confidential Employee Assistance Program and a membership to
  • Perks! Employee discounts, peer recognition programs, company-wide wellness challenges, and fun community events.
  • A Voice! A unique culture where you can influence decisions and have your voice heard.




We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.