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Project Manager I/II

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Frederick, MD
Start date
May 21, 2024

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Regulatory, Legal/Compliance, Science/R&D, Biology, Research, Immunology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

Project Manager I/II

Job ID: req3848
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Division: Vaccine, Immunity and Cancer
Facility: ATRF: Other
Location: 8560 Progress Drive, Frederick, MD 21701 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.

This position description does not represent a specific job but represents a sourcing announcement for current and future open positions. Our positions span a wide range of skills, so candidates who express an interest may be considered for upcoming positions at Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.


The Vaccine, Immunity and Cancer Directorate investigates immune responses to vaccines in preclinical and clinical studies, with a focus on HPV and more recently on SARS-CoV-2. As part of a large effort to combat the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is collaborating with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Frederick National Laboratory (FNL) and other stakeholders to develop assays with the highest reproducibility, sensitivity and specificity for evaluation of immune responses against this new virus.  To address gaps and unmet needs in serology assay development and standardization and to gain a solid fundamental knowledge of the immune response to SARS-CoV-2 and underlying mechanisms of protection against infection, NCI has established a Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), which includes the Frederick National Laboratory (FNL) Serology Lab, leveraging the vast expertise and excellence in HPV serology at the FNL. 

The Vaccine, Immunity and Cancer Directorate is recruiting for a Project Manager to support project management and programmatic operations.

Specific duties will include:

  • Assist in the management of operation and programs
  • Manage administrative Program activities by performing a variety of administrative and programmatic functions that include planning and implementation of overall Program strategies
  • Communicate effectively to compose business and scientific documents
  • Assist and support overall Program/Project activities including procurement, inventory management, equipment management
  • Ensure Program compliance with all policies and procedures related to project management, contract relations, purchasing, and fiscal planning
  • Assist in the preparation of program reports, including monthly quarterly reports, semi-annual and annual reports
  • Assist with personnel actions such as requisition postings, onboarding and off-boarding activities such as office setup, computer and equipment setup, folder access, etc.  
  • Provide meeting management support to Programs, including drafting agendas, taking meeting notes/minutes, and recording and monitoring action items for initiative committees, sub-committees, awardee consortia, peer review panels, external advisory panels, scrum teams, program reviews, and other stakeholders as needed
  • Assists with progress reporting, deliverables, and proposals, statement of work, and 508 compliance, other formal documents, formatting, editing, and submissions to appropriate systems and to stakeholders
  • Assist with maintaining operational working files and server files for the directorate, archiving
  • Perform travel arrangements, reconciliation, and reimbursement processing for the directorate
  • Working directly with the laboratory to perform equipment request processing, equipment management, coordinating vendors to certification completion 
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders for requirements for CRADAs, MTAs, collaboration agreements, subcontracts and move to execution
  • Work as part of a team to manage subcontracts to assure project execution within established timelines, as needed
  • Work with managers to ensure laboratory and programs are operating in an efficient manner, providing administrative/operation support  
  • Data entry for biological material inventory on an annual basis with accuracy 
  • Liaise with internal groups and other LBR groups (HR, Finance, Purchasing, Equipment, etc.) as required
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


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

  • Possession of Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Immunology, Public Health from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or four (4) years relevant experience in lieu of degree.  Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • Level I – No experience beyond education requirement
  • Level II - In addition to the education requirement, a minimum of two (2) years of related experience managing research, experimental planning, proposal writing and project management
  • Working knowledge and facility with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance 


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration: 

  • Regulatory knowledge pertinent to standards GCLP, CLIA or FDA guidelines for clinical assays
  • Familiarity with diagnostics and clinical trial
  • Data management experience
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Master’s degree in Biology, immunology, molecular biology, Public Health 
  • Excellent communications skills (written and oral)
  • Excellent with MS Office applications, specifically in Word, Excel
  • Ability to work effectively in a matrix and team-oriented environment
  • Ability to identify and solve complex problems
  • Strong organization and multitasking skills

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.



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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