Program Manager ?DARPA/DoD

Washington, District Of Columbia
Jun 24, 2014
Jul 29, 2014
Program Manager
Full Time

The Biosciences Division is seeking an experienced Program Manager to manage DARPA and other DoD contracts and programs focused on research and development in the life sciences for either our Menlo Park, CA or Harrisonburg, VA locations. 

The successful candidate will work with principal investigators and staff from multiple research disciplines to establish functional project teams focused on achieving technical and financial goals and milestones.  Responsibilities will include working within the SRI organizational support infrastructure to manage research teams in identifying DoD business opportunities, proposal preparation and contract capture process, operational set-up and running of new contract wins, coordination of day to day operational program activities including supervision of meeting schedule and report preparation, and ensure focused and timely compliance to contract and program requirements.



The position requires a BS/MS in the life sciences or related field, with five to eight years of experience in DoD program management.  Experience in project management, systems engineering and programmatics, and a track record in managing large and complex contracts and programs including successful interaction with DoD/DARPA Program and Contract Officers. Experience in government business development, and / or working with other funding agencies such as NIH and NSF is a plus. Excellent and open communication skills are essential.                                            

U.S. Citizenship Required.  Ability to transfer/obtain/maintain a U.S. government security clearance required.  See for more info.


About SRI:

SRI International, an independent non-profit organization founded as the Stanford Research Institute in 1946, is a leader in the development of new products for the treatment and diagnosis of disease, primarily in the areas of cancer, infectious disease, neuroscience, and immunology. SRI's Biosciences Division ( works in several ways, conducting basic research like an academic institution, performing drug discovery and biologic development like a biotechnology company, and carrying out preclinical and clinical development and pharmaceutical services like a contract research organization – from "Idea to IND and Beyond"™.

The Division works with partners and clients on a broad range of preclinical discovery and development projects, utilizing its expertise in medicinal chemistry, custom organic synthesis, efficacy pharmacology and safety evaluation, pharmacokinetics and metabolism studies, analytical chemistry, formulation design, drug product manufacturing, project management and regulatory affairs. Many studies are conducted under FDA’s GLP and GMP regulations. SRI currently has several drugs on the market, several more in clinical trials, half a dozen in preclinical development, and has assisted in the development of more than 130 other products that made it to clinical trials or reached the market.


How to apply:

Apply via our web page to job number 400BR.

SRI is an equal opportunity employer.