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Rdip Scientific Program Manager

Medical Science & Computing (MSC), a Dovel company
Rockville, Maryland
Start date
Sep 26, 2022

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Clinical, Clinical Project Management
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

We are currently searching for an Rare Diseases Informatics Program (RDIP) Scientific Program Manager. to This position will support RDIP to build informatics infrastructure for rare diseases and provide a framework to answer rare diseases research questions. RDIP is working to advance the Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center ontology database to support the rare diseases research community. This is a full-time, on-site opportunity in Rockville, MD.  

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Plan, initiate, monitor and conduct administrative/portfolio analyses to evaluate the effectiveness of the program in meeting established goals.
  • Oversee all data management activities and development of data files for internal and external use as necessary.
  • Perform study design, management, decision making, workgroup material reviews and presentations.
  • Perform a variety of quantitative and qualitative assessment and evaluation activities involved in collection, organization, analysis, preparation, processing and reporting of scientific information.
  • Coordinate and document projects from beginning to completion; monitor and report the status of completion, funding and results attained; provide progress reports.
  • Collects, analyzes and creates scientific program information.
  • Develop periodic and special reports and procedures; search records and files, the internet, background materials and precedent references.
  • Coordinates workshops and reports their outcomes.
  • Take and compile comprehensive notes and organize and edit content of meeting reports.
  • Plan, organize and participate in technical meetings and consultations that convene diverse experts to advance key issues in scientific research.
  • Evaluates current scientific programs and determines if changes need to be made.
  • Evaluate program activities to identify issues and develop recommendations for improvement.
  • Assists with analyzing current scientific programs and developing and proposing new initiatives.
  • Collaborates with management and prepares reports to keep them updated on new and ongoing programs and activities.
  • Meet with leadership on a regular basis to provide oral reports and discuss the status of on-going projects and to receive new assignments.
  • Contribute to the writing and development of executive summaries and reports to share with key partners.
  • Provide a facilitative role among the team leaders aimed at coordinating strategies and goals into a focused Project Plan.
  • Meet with upper level management on a regular basis to provide oral reports on the status of on-going projects and to receive new assignments.
  • Coordinates staff responsible for developing, installing and maintaining scientific programs.
  • Develop, implement and monitor scientific planning and evaluation processes.
  • Plan, develop and implement immediate and long-range goals and objectives designed to strengthen and enhance the success of the research program.
  • Work with staff on the development and coordination of scientific initiatives.
  • Implement issues and strategies to enhance successful completion of current projects; prepare conceptual plans and other written products.
  • Analyzes current policies and procedures and suggests and develops improvements.
  • Analyze and evaluate, on a quantitative and/or qualitative basis, the effectiveness of programs or operations in meeting established goals, measures and objectives.
  • Meet with staff on a regular basis to provide oral reports on the status of on-going projects and to receive new assignments.
  • Provide advice to the team regarding unique conditions and issues which affect scientific and administrative functions.
  • Interpret scientific data to identify high priority, conduct portfolio analysis, identify opportunities and problem areas.
  • Identify operational and technical problems; work with staff to identify a recommended action plan and solutions.
  • Assists in preparing and developing future strategic plans.
  • Complete progress reports; flag potential issues; synthesize and summarize research findings; draft and finalize top line reports and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Prepare, a variety of routine and special reports on the research goals, current activities, accomplishments, and strategic planning efforts.
  • Prepares and provides educational materials to staff.
  • Works closely with management to develop new initiatives that further scientific research.
  • Collaborate with project lead to assess and make recommendations for appropriate initiatives and strategies to move forward; develop new initiatives.
  • Uses scientific expertise to review grant proposals and interacts with potential grantees to obtain additional information.



  • Master’s degree in Computer Science
  • At least 14 years of experience
  • Data collection
  • Data analysis
  • Bioinformatics
  • Establish collaborations
  • Portfolio analysis
  • Project management
  • Strategic planning
  • Gap analysis
  • Expertise with Microsoft MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.), Python, Java, Linux, Foundry
Company Description

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


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies.


Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.


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Medical Science & Computing (MSC), a Dovel company, is a trusted government partner that blends deep domain expertise with advanced technologies to help our customers solve complex problems that improve, protect, and save lives. The Dovel Family of Companies combine entrepreneurial spirit, customer focus, and an outcomes-based approach to support agency missions in health IT, life sciences, public safety, and grants management. 

MSC has long supported Federal health organizations like the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and applies deep understanding of missions, goals, and operations to discover and implement innovative approaches for streamlining and disseminating research efforts, enhancing knowledge sharing, and improving public health. 

Together, Dovel and MSC offer a diverse set of complex biomedical, scientific, and technology services, coupled with attentive and purpose-driven program management to serve mission critical organizations and drive meaningful change in the world.


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