Research Project Coordinator

Reston, Virginia
Up to $70,000 + benefits, including medical/dental, FSA, 401k, life & disability plan, etc.
Sep 01, 2021
Oct 06, 2021
Full Time
Parabon NanoLabs is known world-wide for its innovative forensic work in the field of DNA phenotyping and genetic genealogy. Our work has been featured in over 1,000 media outlets, including 60 Minutes, 20/20, Dateline, Cold Case Files, Forensic Files II, The New York Times, and The Atlantic, just to name a few. But, we do more than help law enforcement fight crime.

Parabon is a fast-paced, innovative R&D organization. We need a Research Project Coordinator with strong attention to detail to join our team! In this role you will help manage the company's highly scientific projects in the bioinformatics and DNA nanotechnology divisions.


The following are examples of the types of responsibilities of the position:

  • Provide project management support for Company’s government research & development projects and commercial activities, including:
    • Plan and coordinate daily activities for assigned  projects in conjunction with project Principal Investigator. 
    • Record minutes from project meetings.
    • Create and manage Gantt charts
    • Edit and submit project reports.
    • Draft and/or review invoices.
    • Track and analyze costs associated with government contracts and commercial activities.
  • Conduct market/competitor assessments.
  • Provide remote support to subcontractors responsible for recruitment efforts for human subjects research studies, including consent form processing, shipment of study materials and development and implementation of creative recruitment marketing strategies.
  • Assist with subcontracting activities, including, but not limited to,  administrative and financial oversight of subcontractors and service providers.
  • Coordinate proposal pursuit efforts, including but not limited to, researching solicitations, developing proposal templates, writing and editing proposal content, developing budgets and justifications, and proposal submission responsibilities.
  • Assist executives with the commercialization efforts for the Company’s new and emerging technologies and services that result from research projects.
  • Schedule meetings for executive and scientific staff.
  • Maintain scientific publication reference library and other organizational relevant resource materials.
  • Provide administrative support to the executives and principal investigators as needed.
  • Serve as backup to the Business Administrator as needed.

Required Qualifications

In order to be effective in the position, the candidate must have:

  • At least two [2] years of experience using Microsoft Project, SmartSheet, OmniPlan or other software tool that manages project resources;
  • At least two [2] years professional work experience supporting government contract projects;
  • At least one [1] year of work experience supporting government proposal pursuits;
  • Experience working in a highly technical or scientific organization
  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail (e.g., experience successfully performing audits or data integrity oversight);
  • Excellent written skills and ability to demonstrate them by providing a writing sample (non-proprietary), and,
  • Bachelor’s degree. 


Preferred Qualifications

Experience supporting principal investigators of clinical research/human subjects research projects. If you have had this type of experience, please be sure to mention it in your cover letter.

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