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Clinical Research Budget Manager

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Frederick, MD
Start date
Sep 13, 2022

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Clinical, Clinical Research, Regulatory
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Clinical Research Budget Manager

Job ID: req2978
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Division: Clinical Monitoring Research Program
Facility: Frederick: INDUS
Location: 5705 Industry Lane, Frederick, MD 21704 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.


Within Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., the Clinical Monitoring Research Program Directorate (CMRPD) provides high-quality comprehensive and strategic operational support to the high-profile domestic and international clinical research initiatives of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Clinical Center (CC), National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Since its inception in 2001, CMRPD’s ability to provide rapid responses, high-quality solutions, and to recruit and retain experts with a variety of backgrounds to meet the growing research portfolios of NCI, NIAID, CC, NHLBI, NIAMS, NCATS, NINDS, and NIMH has led to the considerable expansion of the program and its repertoire of support services. CMRPD’s support services are strategically aligned with the program’s mission to provide comprehensive, dedicated support to assist National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers in providing the highest quality of clinical research in compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines, maintaining data integrity, and protecting human subjects. For the scientific advancement of clinical research, CMRPD services include comprehensive clinical trials monitoring, regulatory, pharmacovigilance, protocol navigation and development, and programmatic and project management support for facilitating the conduct of 400+ Phase I, II, and III domestic and international trials on a yearly basis. These trials investigate the prevention, diagnosis, treatment of, and therapies for cancer, influenza, HIV, and other infectious diseases and viruses such as hepatitis C, tuberculosis, malaria, and Ebola virus; heart, lung, and blood diseases and conditions; parasitic infections; rheumatic and inflammatory diseases; and rare and neglected diseases.  CMRPD’s collaborative approach to clinical research and the expertise and dedication of staff to the continuation and success of the program’s mission has contributed to improving the overall standards of public health on a global scale.


  • Provides primary oversight of financial operations and staff across all institutes supported by CMRPD
  • Hires, trains, mentors, and manages multiple levels of financial management staff
  • Establishes and monitors team goals and performance
  • Develops and maintains financial operations processes and procedures
  • Communicates with the Director, senior management, internal CMRPD program staff, and government project officials
  • Collaborates with Leidos Biomed Financial Planning & Analysis group on Contract deliverables
  • Prepares annual project budgets and project identification numbers
  • Maintains annual budget assumption documents with up-to-date information to track for actuals, approvals, and estimates at completion details
  • Performs technical analysis to determine present and future financial performance
  • Maintains and tracks budget documentation and conducts regular audits to ensure the accuracy and completeness of these records
  • Maintains staffing reports by project, by person, and by position
  • Prepares, monitors, and analyzes cost proposals including budget development and business volume preparation
  • Works with the primary program managers and clinical research teams to develop internal budgets that include all projected costs applicable to the clinical research studies and projects based on study protocol and related documents
  • Use of Time-To-Task model for budget development
  • Prepares various project and directorate level financial reports including labor analyses, annual and multi-year projections, and estimates at completion
  • Analyzes multiple funding sources for determination of proper cost allocation
  • Gathers, analyzes, prepares, and summarizes recommendations for financial plans, acquisition activity, trended future requirements, operating forecasts, etc.
  • Prepares financial forecasting and reconciliation of internal accounts
  • Organizes and implements a variety of responsibilities related to the flow of materials, products, services, and associated systems information
  • Reviews and approves purchase requisitions, blanket orders, and credit card purchases
  • Reviews and approves credit card statements
  • Reviews and approves costs related to new/proposed contracts, modifications/amendments, and invoices for financial verification
  • Leads financial meetings with government customers
  • Tracking of team deliverables and action items to ensure completion
  • Contributes to development of annual report narrative


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 (according to CHEA). (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to the educational requirements, a minimum of eight (8) years progressively responsible job-related experience
  • Progressively responsible experience must demonstrate increased independence and overall responsibility for more complex projects at a program/directorate level
  • Experience managing financial staff at various levels
  • Experience writing proposal business volumes
  • Demonstrated experience with analysis of budgets and costs, including burn rates and cost projections
  • Demonstrated financial management knowledge and experience in the biotech, pharmaceutical, or clinical research industry
  • Demonstrated ability of budgeting and cost tracking
  • Ability to collect and disseminate information in a clear, concise manner
  • Ability to create Excel and database reports
  • Ability to track multiple projects concurrently
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite including Excel (advanced), PowerPoint (intermediate), and Word (intermediate)
  • Excellent research and investigative/financial auditing skills with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated budgetary and strategic planning experience and responsibilities as it relates to clinical research
  • Ability to review complex documents independently and/or in collaboration with clinical research managers, and determine sufficiency of financial documentation
  • Knowledge of study design, clinical and biospecimen terms used in research studies and scientific and medical concepts and terminology
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:  

  • Knowledge of governmental regulations including Federal Travel Regulations and Federal Acquisition Regulations
  • Experience working in a federal contracting environment
  • Familiarity with severable and non-severable funding mechanisms
  • Knowledge of human subjects protection and/or clinical research activities
  • Experience in developing budgets for locations outside of the United States

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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