Scientific Program Manager COVID Lead

Rockville, Maryland
Jun 14, 2022
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

We are currently searching for a Scientific Program Manager COVID Lead, to provide high-level coordination of COVID related MH research. Responsibilities include representing NIMH on the NIH-wide RECOVER initiative, development of funding opportunities, portfolio analysis, and synthesis of rapidly evolving literature related to COVID and mental health. Relevant scientific areas include basic research through interventions and implementation. This position involves opportunities for communications/review of Agency materials, interaction with the White House, Congress, and researchers around the world on COVID related mental health research. The best candidate will have a strong grasp of the bidirectional nature of COVID and mental illness and experience working on a broad scope of scientific areas.  This is a full-time, on-site opportunity in Rockville, MD.  

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Identify gaps in existing scientific knowledge and provide recommendations for future research efforts.
  • Provide advice to upper-level management on the latest published research findings and trends.
  • Provide scientific and management support to staff on planning and implementation of projects, including setting priorities, managing assigned tasks, monitoring project status, reviewing deliverables, and providing status updates.
  • Participate and aid in making recommendations and monitoring implementation to improve management and progress of research managed.
  • Conceive, design, and perform detailed analysis of the scientific landscape and/or administrative factors affecting research program priorities and performance in various scientific areas; Oversee scientific, administrative, and fiscal aspects of such grants, and evaluating them for scientific progress, programmatic relevance, and merit.
  • Coordinate and document projects from beginning to completion; monitor and report the status of completion, funding and results attained; provide progress reports.
  • Plan, initiate, monitor, and conduct administrative/portfolio analyses to evaluate the effectiveness of the program in meeting established goals.
  • Attend and participate in multidisciplinary research team meetings and functions.
  • Attend committees and report relevant programmatic and scientific information to Institute leadership.
  • Plan, organize and participate in technical meetings and consultations that convene diverse experts to advance key issues in scientific research.
  • Develop, evaluate, and refine solicitations designed to elicit high-quality research proposals from the scientific community.
  • Implement program initiatives related to the Institute research and training portfolio.
  • Plan, develop and implement immediate and long-range goals and objectives designed to strengthen and enhance the success of the research program.
  • Make recommendations for and facilitate new research effort, clinical studies, or other initiatives.
  • Interpret scientific data to identify high priority, conduct portfolio analysis, identify opportunities and problem areas.
  • Provide authoritative advice on program content to staff to assist them in setting up new or experimental programs in areas where related precedents are generally unavailable.
  • Work with staff and awardee staff to plan and execute communications and training programs related to the data science programs.
  • Work with staff on the development and coordination of scientific activities within the initiative.
  • Interact with scientists as needed to help overcome technical hurdles or provide additional insights or expertise regarding the preparation of scientific protocols.




  • Ph.D. degree in Cognitive Science and Biopsychology, Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology, Psychology, Social Psychology
  • Master’s degree and four years of research experience is equivalent to a doctoral degree
  • 3-4 years experience
  • Trauma experience is preferred
  • Demonstrates expertise with Microsoft MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.)
Company Description

Dovel Technologies and its Family of Companies (Medical Science & Computing and Ace Info Solutions) was acquired in October 2021.


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