Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research

Scientific Project Manager I

Location
Frederick, MD
Posted
Jun 04, 2022
Ref
req2367
Hotbed
BioCapital
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Scientific Project Manager I

Job ID: req2367
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Division: Vaccine, Immunity and Cancer
Facility: Frederick: ATRF
Location: 8560 Progress Dr, Frederick, MD 21701 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

Accountability, Compassion, Collaboration, Dedication, Integrity and Versatility; it's the FNL way.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION         

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

The Vaccine, Immunity, and Cancer Directorate (VICD) at the Frederick National Laboratory has a primary mission to provide scientific leadership and laboratory infrastructure to study immune responses to Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines and other cancer preventive strategies in the context of clinical and pre-clinical studies. More recently, VICD is also leading initiatives on SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccines.

Our core values of accountability, compassion, collaboration, dedication, integrity, and versatility serve as a guidepost for how we do our work every day in serving the public’s interest.   

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

The Scientific Project Manager will be responsible for program and project management support, working directly with internal staff, government, and stakeholders to establish program and project goals, create work breakdown structures, milestones, deliverables, deadlines, budgets, reports, and publications and subcontracts.

Specific duties will include:

  • Provide scientific and administrative project management support, including drafting, revising technical responses, coordinating responses from internal teams to be included in Statements of Work, New Work Packages, and proposals written in response to task orders.
  • Monitor project costs, schedules, and performance.
  • Generate and monitor all contractual deliverables and prepare any requested reports, ensure timely submissions.
  • Facilitate program meetings with internal and external stakeholders, including preparation of meeting materials and distribution, meeting minutes, manage action items, and other meeting logistics including scheduling and setting up appropriate meeting platforms.
  • Provide programmatic support including financial planning, preparation of SOW for contract packages, and work breakdown structures.
  • Serve as technical project manager and subject matter expert for subcontracts involving serology and immunology deliverables.
  • Perform scientific review of subcontractor proposals, provide technical comments as well as recommendations, coordinate all comments for feedback distribution.
  • Meet organizational requirements for scheduled updates, including risk factors and finances.
  • Utilize scientific expertise to review and approve subcontractor invoices.
  • Work directly to manage subcontracts to assure project execution within established timelines.
  • Develop scientific protocols.
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures, implement processes for external requests of reagents.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders for intellectual property requirements, CRADAs, Material Transfer Agreements, Confidentiality Disclosure Agreements, other collaboration agreements, subcontracts.
  • Develop scientific proposals.
  • 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.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

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

  • 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.
  • No experience beyond education requirement.
  • Strong scientific background on immunology, virology and serology.
  • 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.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration: 

  • Three (3) 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.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Regulatory knowledge pertinent to standards GCLP, CLIA or FDA guidelines for clinical assays.
  • Experience managing clinical immunological studies and consortia activities.
  • Experience working internationally in the areas of assay standardization.

JOB HAZARDS

  • 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)

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