Science Officer II

Frederick, MD
Jul 20, 2021
Jul 24, 2021
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Description Job Description:The Government Health and Safety Solutions Operation has an opening for a Science Officer II to support a large healthcare contract in Frederick, MD.Job DescriptionThe Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) is responsible for the execution management for a broad range of medical research programs under the US Army Medical Research and Development Command. CDMRP's portfolio consists of a variety of award types including basic science research, advanced therapeutic and technology development, clinical, research and clinical trials, and multi-institutional consortia. CDMRP requires an experienced and cohesive team of scientists who can support all aspects of the grant execution and management process. The Life Sciences Operation of the Health Group of Leidos is accepting applications for possible future Science Officers who will provide scientific support to the CDMRP. Science officers should have specialized experience in one of the following areas of biomedical research: cancer, infectious diseases, autoimmune and genetic disorders, cardiovascular and respiratory health, neurological and psychological health, and tissue, organ, and orthopedic injuries and restorative/rehabilitative medicine.This is NOT a laboratory research position. This position requires US citizenship in order to obtain a US Department of Defense security clearance. This position is located in Frederick, Maryland. Some local travel may be required.Primary ResponsibilitiesProvide full-cycle award management support as a member of a program teamIdentify missing documentation required to complete award negotiationsIdentify instances of existing or potential funding duplications with other Federal agencies and/or private organizationsReview proposals that have been recommended for funding, considering peer and programmatic review comments, and provide notes to the contracting agency to assist with award negotiationFacilitate communication efforts with the Office of Research Protections (ORP), contracting activities authority, and the PI and their research team regarding issues with their research grantIdentify research awards (ie, clinical trials) that require specific project milestones and work with the contracting office, sponsor, and PI to establish appropriate metrics and milestonesReview post-award documents from the PI after they are submitted to eBRAP and notify the PI if the documents are not correctAssign and review portfolio codes for new research awardsMaintain accurate grant files and track compliance through an internal electronic database systemProvide recommendations to the Grants Officer's Representative and USAMRAA regarding changes to the assistance agreement including changes in PI, institutional transfers, and no cost extensions.Review quarterly, annual, and final technical progress reports; verify that the SOW is being followed and all regulatory approvals are in place for the work being doneAssess the relevance of reported publications and patents and identify notable research accomplishmentsProvide briefings regarding the research portfolio to CDMRP, USAMRDC and DOD leadership, as neededParticipate in working groups such as Program Evaluation, Consumer Working Group, SBIR/STTR, Clinical Awards Working Group as a program resourceMay attend peer review, programmatic review, and scientific conferences as requested by CDMRP as a program resourceProvide scientific writing support focused on highlights, program book content, annual report content, press releases, and other print and electronic productsSpecific Program Support:A' Peer Reviewed Orthopedic Research Program and Orthotics & Prosthetics Outcomes Research Program.A' These Programs support research to improve treatment and rehabilitation from musculoskeletal injuries and to advance orthotic and prosthetic devices.A' SO will support both programs and should have a background in biomedical engineering, physiology, kinesiology, and/or muscle biology.A' Specific Program Support:A' Peer Reviewed Cancer Research ProgramThis program supports research to successfully promote high-impact research for cancer prevention, detection, treatment, quality of life, and survivorship in congressionally-directed cancer topics.A' Congressional language for PRCRP provides funds for research into cancers not addressed in the breast, kidney, lung, pancreatic, prostate, ovarian, rare cancer, and melanoma research programs. A' A' SO should have a background in cancer research.A' Basic QualificationsU.S. Citizen with ability to obtain a clearanceMaster's degree from an accredited college or university in biology, life sciences, or related discipline.2 years related experience in biomedical researchStrong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skillsAbility to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline driven environmentPreferred QualificationsLab or Academic Research ExperiencePublications in chose field of studyPortfolio or grants management experienceExperience with the DoD, military research, or CDMRPFamiliarity with human/animal subjects protection requirementsKnowledge of the Electronic Grant System (EGS)The salary for this position is 68,000External Referral Bonus:EligibleExternal Referral Bonus $:2000Potential for Telework:NoClearance Level Required:Public TrustTravel:Yes, 10% of the timeScheduled Weekly Hours:40Shift:DayRequisition Category:ProfessionalJob Family:Life ScientistPay Range: