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Sr. Subcontracts Administrator (remote work opportunity)

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Frederick, MD
Start date
Aug 1, 2022

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Administration, Procurement, General
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
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Sr. Subcontracts Administrator (remote work opportunity)

Job ID: req2799
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Division: Contracts & Acquisitions
Facility: Frederick: Ft Detrick
Location: PO Box B, Frederick, MD 21702 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.


The Research Subcontracts Group provides acquisition support to the National Cancer Institute's (NCI), Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) as well as operations and specific subcontracting support for the NCI-Bethesda, National Institute of Allergy and Infection Diseases (NIAID) and other related Government initiatives. Specifically, subcontracts provides pre/post award acquisition and administration for highly complex research programs, scientific services, field trials, and related projects at FNLCR through execution of agreements with third parties, often commercial companies and non-profit research institutions or universities.


  • Ability to write/understand subcontractor RFP’s, RFQ’s, RFI’s derived from Leidos Biomed policies and prime requirements.
  • Works hand in hand with Program Teams, Accounting, Project Controls, and Contracts to ensure program requirements are met in a timely manner and provide advance notice when schedules change.
  • Develop close working relationships with all members of the company to include internal/external clients and subcontractors.
  • Perform daily Subcontracting activities and duties with minimal oversight.
  • Prepares and administers various types of subcontracts, task orders, and modifications to include but not limited to; CPFF, CR, FFP, LH, T&M, IDIQ.
  • The ability to conduct negotiations of terms and conditions, perform price analyses, drafting of subcontracts and other subcontract-related documents.
  • Responsible for monitoring subcontractor performance, including management of deliverables and payment of invoices.
  • Ensures that subcontracts are in accordance with legal requirements, customer specifications, and Government regulations.


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

  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Experience may be substituted in lieu of degree. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • A minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience
  • Strong procurement background
  • General understanding of Government contracting
  • Ability to multitask and to respond to urgent demands
  • Proficient in MS Office Excel/Word/Outlook
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance
  • Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)



    A rewarding career with global impact

    Whether you’re an expert in your field or just starting out, we have a career opportunity for you. We’re always looking for people to join us in fulfilling the mission of the Frederick National Laboratory: discovery, innovation, and success in the biomedical sciences.

    Our team of 2,400+ scientists, technicians, administrators, and support staff work at the forefront of basic, translational, and preclinical science, with a focus on cancer, AIDS, and other infectious diseases.

    We collaborate with colleagues across the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and others throughout the National Institutes of Health. We also engage with extramural investigators in academia, government and industry.

    Your path to joining our team begins with the desire to work for the only national laboratory dedicated to biomedical research. Our employees share a common desire to help make a difference in cancer research and public health concerns. As you search for a career that fits your education, skills, and abilities, explore the core values that guide us and emphasize work-life balance.

    Discover why joining the Frederick National Laboratory team could be the most important career step you take



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