Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research

Project Manager II - Science and Technology

Rockville, MD
Nov 15, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


The Frederick National Laboratory is dedicated to improving human health through the discovery and innovation in the biomedical sciences, focusing on cancer, AIDS and emerging infectious diseases. The Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (BIDS) directorate works collaboratively and helps to fulfill the mission of Frederick National Laboratory in the areas of biomedical informatics and data science by developing and applying world leading data science and computing technologies to basic and applied biomedical research challenges, supporting critical operations, developing and delivering national data resources, and employing leading-edge software and data science to effectively enable and advance clinical translation. The Strategic and Data Sciences Initiatives (SDSI) group in BIDS works collaboratively to accelerate cancer research with a focus on building effective use of innovative data and scalable computing and guiding development of future computational infrastructure and workforce capabilities needed to address key cancer research challenges including predicting treatment outcome, reducing racial and socioeconomic disparities and shortening the time it takes for new treatments to be developed. Our efforts leverage some of the largest computers in the world and advanced techniques like machine learning and artificial intelligence to create insights that can be applied at local cancer treatment centers to improve quality of life and improved outcomes for all cancer patients. Within SDSI, the NCI Scientific Computing Program fosters and enables NCI investigator teams to use scientific computing independently and helps to shape the organizational capacity to support scientific computing to enable NCI research.


This position provides technical project management for the NCI Scientific Computing Program and related SDSI scientific and technical initiatives. Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Work as part of a dynamic team to provide general project management and reporting support across Strategic and Data Science Initiatives (SDSI) cutting edge collaborations and task orders
  • Lead task order management efforts for Scientific Computing Program to include development of technical documents and financial reporting deliverables
  • Responsible for financial management for Scientific Computing Program Development (SCPD) to include budget management, cost estimates, forecasts, and reporting
  • Work with the Program Administration and Operations (PAO) office for contractual reporting
  • Work closely with Program Administration, Program Management, Finance, Subcontracts and other FNL groups on a regular basis
  • Perform subcontract management including tracking deliverables and costs and approving invoices
  • Prepare responses to non-task order related financial and contractual requirements including procurements, data calls and ad hoc requests
  • Work collaboratively to support projects across High Performance Computing, AI and data management related projects in BIDS and FNL
  • Work with BIDS SDSI personnel and CBIIT program leads to refine and update task order requirements as necessary
  • Represent SDSI at directorate program, project management and other meetings
  • Provide technical project management and logistics support for HPC and data services, data science outreach, exploratory computing, workshops and other SCPD community building activities
  • Perform stakeholder management, including tracking activities and ensuring timely communication for SCPD developments
  • Other duties as assigned


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of Master's degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in a technical field including project management, health, life sciences, computing or data science or six (6) years relevant experience in lieu of degree. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to the education requirement, a minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience
  • A minimum of six years of project management experience in a scientific or technical environment
  • A minimum of four years in a supervisory role
  • Experience with all aspects of project management from planning through execution, including scope, finances, resources, subcontracts, communications and stakeholder management
  • Experience with budgeting, cost tracking, forecasting and reporting
  • Experience leading successful collaborative efforts involving multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to work effectively in a remote environment
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Possession of a Ph.D. in a technical field including, health, life sciences, computing or data science
  • A minimum of eight years of project management experience in a scientific or technical environment
  • Project management experience with government agencies (HHS or DOE), commercial health, or university
  • Familiarity with high performance computing systems, and/or cancer biology
  • Experience using GSA approved financial systems
  • Experience working in a matrix-management environment
  • Experience developing and maintaining scientific collaborations
  • PMP or similar certifications


  • Ability to work with ease in a fast paced, agile environment
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented, able to effectively handle multiple projects concurrently
  • Ability to multi-task in complex/dynamic operating environment
  • Ability to identify issues and apply problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be a team player