Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research

Scientific Project Manager

Location
Frederick, MD
Posted
Jun 04, 2022
Ref
req2310
Hotbed
BioCapital
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Scientific Project Manager

Job ID: req2310
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.

 Position Overview:

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION         

The Vaccine, Immunity and Cancer Directorate mission is to provide scientific leadership and laboratory infrastructure to study immune responses to Human Papillomavirus (HPV), SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccines as well as other cancer preventive strategies in the context of clinical and pre-clinical studies.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

The Vaccine, Immunity and Cancer Directorate 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

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

JOB HAZARDS

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

This position description does not represent a specific job but represents a sourcing announcement for current and future open positions. Our positions span a wide range of skills, so candidates who express an interest may be considered for upcoming positions at Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.

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

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