Program Coordinator- Antimicrobial Drug Discovery & Development

Silver Spring, MD
May 02, 2017
Sep 25, 2017
Program Manager
Full Time
GDIT is seeking a Program Coordinator for Antimicrobial Drug Discovery and Development to support the mission of the Experimental Therapeutics (ET) Branch of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR). The mission of the WRAIR Branch of Experimental Therapeutics is to discover and develop new pharmaceutical agents to protect military members from death, disease, and injury. The ET Branch is organized into three distinct departments which contribute to the different phases leading to FDA drug approval. The three comprising departments are the Departments of Drug Discovery, Drug Development, and Clinical Pharmacology.

This position is in direct support of the Department of Drug Development. Specific tasks include:

    Assist with the design of in vitro and in vivo experiments including, but not limited to recommendations for dosing levels and calculation of compound requirements for in vitro and in vivo experiments.
    Have knowledge of small molecule synthesis timeframes in order to efficiently plan for compound assessment in a defined testing paradigm.
    Coordinate compound assessment with the Principal Investigator(s) including using the laboratory information management system (LIMS), scheduling in vitro and in vivo studies, ensuring delivery of compounds to testing labs, compiling data, and reporting results.
    Assist with meetings and the organization of studies and collaborations involving Experimental Therapeutics, other WRAIR branches and outside organizations.
    Assist with the design and preparation of Decision Gate-required deliverables of the Combatting Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Presidential Initiative.
    Be responsible for tracking and assisting with project accounting and planning for future project requirements including requesting and preparing supply and equipment purchase documents for approval by the COR and ET leadership.
    Analyze and summarize experimental data for reports, presentations, and publications.
    Publish the in vivo schedule in support of the ET Branch and other divisions within the WRAIR.


Knowledge base: Experience with scientific program/project management and previous work for a government agency, biotechnology, or pharmaceutical industry. Ability to plan dosing levels for rodent in vivo models, including calculating compound requirements for in vitro and in vivo experiments. 


Work Environment: office environment; may require working evenings and weekends.

Education B.S. degree in chemistry, biochemistry or pharmacology.

Qualifications 2-5 years of related finance or business analysis experience.

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