Scientific Project Manager - ACTIV Partnership

Foundation for NIH
Rockville, MD
Feb 17, 2021
Feb 25, 2021
Full Time
The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) is seeking a Scientific Project Manager to help guide the conduct of the Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) Partnership, which consists of diverse stakeholders, including biopharmaceutical companies, healthcare not-for-profit partners, government, and academic scientists. The Project Manager will be responsible for day-to-day management of specific research initiatives in the ACTIV partnership that may include, but are not limited to, managing clinical trial teams, therapeutic prioritization teams, viral variant analysis teams and vaccine related information teams. Duties involve guiding project team meetings, managing logistics, timelines, and budgets, as well as other related activities. Work will be conducted under supervision of a senior staff member of Research Partnerships at the FNIH offices located in Bethesda, Maryland. This is a non-research, administrative management position requiring excellent interpersonal and writing skills, a high level of organization, diplomacy, focus, ability to work under tight deadlines, and familiarity with biomedical research environments. Demonstrated project management experience applying knowledge of process, finance, and contracts to project activities to goals are met on time and within budget Strong record of managing relationships among scientific and administrative partners from diverse sectors of biomedical science (eg government, academia, and/or private sector partners - industry and not-for-profit organizations-) with a desire to provide service excellence Able to diplomatically moderate discussion involving diverse interests leading groups to consensus Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to tailor communications to relevant audiences Strong analytical, critical-thinking abilities to proactively identify potential problems, and work with teams to fill gaps in capacity High degree of flexibility, adapting to organization's priorities Ideal candidates will be able to show: A PhD in scientific/technical field or MBA and 3+ years of relevant project management work experience in biotech, pharmaceutical or health related organization is preferred Background in Infectious Diseases is preferred Experience in managing drug development projects (eg preclinical or clinical stage development ) is a plus Prior role in consulting or client-based environment is a plus Project Management Certification is a plus PI130508920

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