Scientific Project Manager (NCI)

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
Frederick, MD
Sep 05, 2017
Sep 18, 2017
Full Time
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.'s staff of scientific, technical, and support professionals conducts basic and applied research in cancer and AIDS. It operates and manages the federal government's only vaccine manufacturing facilities (VPP, BDP), and runs the high-performance Advanced Biomedical Computing Center. It also operates the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center focused on cancer and AIDS research. The Leidos Biomedical Research Group's Biospecimen Research Group (BRG) supports The National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch (BBRB) and are jointly responsible for developing a common biorepository infrastructure that promotes resource sharing and team science, to facilitate multi-institutional, high throughput genomic and proteomic studies. The BRG also supports work being performed for the NCI's Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives (CSSI) specifically the Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) which is a comprehensive and coordinated effort to accelerate the understanding of the molecular basis of cancer with the primary goal to improve the ability to diagnose, treat and prevent cancer by systematically identifying proteins that derive from alterations in cancer genomes and related biological processes, and provide this data with accompanying assays and protocols to the public. KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES This job description will be used to identify candidates with skills and experience for multiple level of positions within Leidos Biomedical Research. Candidates who express an interest will be considered for current and future positions. The Biospecimen Research Group (BRG) supports the NCI by providing excellence in the scientific design and implementation of programs that depend upon the collection of tissue from cancer patients as well as in the management of the data that is collected and ascertained as a result of the research process. The Scientific Project Manager will: Provide scientific and administrative project management support Work directly with the NCI Project Manager to ensure the scientific requirements for the project are clear and being converted appropriately at LBR Meet requirements from the Project Management Office (PMO) for scheduled updates, including risk factors and finances Provide regular written reports detailing progress against tasks and milestones Work with the Director of Operations for BRG to ensure the operational needs of the project are being met Work directly to manage a subcontract(s) to assure project execution Develop scientific protocols to be used as a guide for the project workflow Work with IT lead to ensure data from the projects is reaching the appropriate repositories Understand the repositories used to collect and manage the data associated with projects as well as contribute to their design when needed BASIC QUALIFICATIONS To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below: Possession of a Ph.D. degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Foreign degrees must be evaluated for US equivalency In addition to education requirements, two (2) years of experience in areas of science related to cancer research, sequencing, tissue histology, or clinical trial design and/or execution are desired Experience with scientific technical writing and documentation Scientific competency in a field relevant and related to cancer research Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration: Five (5) years of experience in areas of science related to cancer research, sequencing, tissue histology, or clinical trial design and/or execution is desired EXPECTED COMPETENCIES Ability to manage customer expectations, meet the customer's needs, and to work and manage a schedule Ability to review writings of others and provide constructive feedback Demonstrated communication and verbal skills Ability to manage people Ability to work well in collaboration with others

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