Budget Analyst III (Local/Remote)
Job ID: req3656
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Division: Clinical Monitoring Research Program
Facility: Telework: US
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.
The Clinical Monitoring Research Program Directorate (CMRPD) provides comprehensive clinical support to the NIAID Division of Microbiology and Infectious Disease (DMID) supporting clinical research to control and prevent diseases caused by virtually all infectious agents. This includes basic and applied research to develop and evaluate therapeutics, vaccines, and diagnostics.
- This position is in direct support of the DMID Next Generation COVID-19 Vaccine projects, comprised of over twenty clinical trials, to include all financial aspects and detailed cost management
- Organizes and implements a variety of responsibilities related to the flow of materials, products, services and associated systems information
- Performs technical analysis to determine present and future financial performance
- Gathers, analyzes, prepares and summarizes recommendations for financial plans, acquisition activity, trended future requirements, operating forecasts, etc.
- Coordinates to ensure that Task Orders are prepared, submitted, and tracked. Monitors and provides monthly expense analyses on complex projects/problems in which analysis of situations or data requiring an evaluation of tangible and intangible variables
- Develops detailed final budgets, in conjunction with the supervisor and project teams, identifying all clinical research activities, tests, and other associated activities to be performed during the conduct of the study based on the study protocol and related documents
- Oversees project budgets and cost proposals in support of CMRPD’s Next Generation COVID-19 Vaccine project
- Works closely with project team to ensure final project/study budgets are adhered to and updated when necessary, following appropriate steps for review and approval
- Assists with performing financial forecasting and reconciliation of internal accounts
- Works with supervisor, primary program managers and clinical research teams to develop internal budgets that include all projected costs applicable to the clinical research studies and projects
- Tracks labor expenditures and resource allocations across several projects
- Identifies trends and developments in competitive environments and presents findings to senior management
- Prepares, monitors and analyzes cost proposals, reports and staffing for review by the supervisor and/or project team
- Prepares closing financial reports and obtains proper approvals from program management
- Maintains annual budget assumption documents with up-to-date information to track for actuals, approvals and estimates at completion details
- Relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals
- Maintains and tracks protocol budget documentation and conducts regular audits to ensure the accuracy and completeness of these records
- Works independently to assess complex clinical research studies where analysis requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors
- This position will be located in Frederick, Maryland with opportunity for remote or hybrid environment
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation in a scientific discipline. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education).
- Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
- In addition to the education requirements, a minimum of five (5) years progressively responsible job-related experience
- Progressively responsible experience must demonstrate increased independence and overall responsibility for more complex projects
- Demonstrated experience with analysis of budgets and costs, including burn rates and cost projections
- Demonstrated ability of budgeting and cost tracking
- Ability to collect and disseminate information in a clear, concise manner
- Ability to create and modify complex Excel and other database driven reports
- Ability to track multiple projects concurrently
- Advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite including Excel (advanced), PowerPoint (advanced), and Word (intermediate)
- Excellent research and investigative skills with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
- Ability to review complex documents independently and/or in collaboration with clinical research managers, and determine sufficiency of financial documentation
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
- Knowledge of governmental regulations; knowledge of human subject’s protection and/or clinical research activities
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel including use of pivot tables, writing complex formulas and shortcut knowledge
- Budgetary and strategic planning experience and responsibilities as it relates to clinical research
- Knowledge of study design, clinical and biospecimen terms used in research studies and scientific and medical concepts and terminology
- Knowledge and experience working with government contracts/subcontracts
Commitment to Diversity
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.