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Project Manager II - SARS-CoV-2 and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Immune Responses

Frederick National Laboratory, Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc, Frederick, Maryland

Position Description:

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

Our core values of accountability, compassion, collaboration, dedication, integrity, and versatility serve as a guidepost for how we do our work every day in serving the public’s interest.

Position Overview:

Oversees and manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management. Reviews status of projects and budgets, manages schedules, and prepares status reports. Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives. Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, clients and other stakeholders.

Program Description:

The Vaccine, Immunity, and Cancer Directorate (VICD) of the Frederick National Laboratory is seeking a Scientific Project Manager II to support projects and operations. The primary mission of the VICD is to provide scientific leadership and laboratory infrastructure to study immune responses to SARS-CoV-2, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines and other cancer preventive strategies in the context of clinical and pre-clinical studies.
This position will be located in Frederick, Maryland.

  • The Vaccine, Immunity and Cancer Directorate is recruiting for a Project Manager II to support project management and programmatic operations for the directorate.
  • Assist with overall coordination of Program/Project level functions including project progress, monitoring schedules and risks, and budget
  • Assist in the management of research subcontracts as necessary
  • Ensure Program compliance with all policies and procedures related to project management, contract relations, purchasing, and fiscal planning
  • Coordinate and administer pricing and procurement requests
    Assist in the preparation of program reports, not limited to monthly quarterly reports, semi-annual and annual reports
  • Interface with government officials, both scientific and administrative, at varying levels of leadership and responsibility to coordinate logistical support for assigned projects/programs
  • Provide meeting management support to Programs, including meeting coordination and scheduling, drafting agendas, meeting notes/minutes, and recording and monitoring action items for various project committees, stakeholders, and other groups as needed
  • Assist in the development of oral presentations and meetings
  • Coordinate internal and external stakeholders for intellectual property requirements, CRADAs, MTAs, collaboration agreements, subcontracts
  • Assist in the review and approval subcontractor invoices
  • Work as part of a team to manage subcontracts to assure project execution within established timelines
  • Manage project risk by proactively anticipating issues and develops contingency plans and solutions
  • Assist with budget planning and forecasting
  • Assist with administrative functions including supply ordering, coordinating work orders, and equipment inventory and maintenance
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor or Program Director


  • Possession of Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or four (4) years relevant experience in lieu of degree.  Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to the education requirement, a minimum of two (2) years of related experience managing research, experimental planning, proposal writing and project management
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PPT
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
  • Familiarity with immunology, immune assays, diagnostics, vaccines and clinical research
  • Demonstrated experience working with government contracts, particularly Task Orders, NIH, NCI, or NIAID
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Proficient with Microsoft Project or other project management software
Expected Competencies:
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Ability to work effectively in a matrix and teamā€oriented environment
  • Ability to identify and solve complex problems
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills
Job Hazards:

This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to infectious material, requiring medical clearance and immunizations


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This post will be available until June 23, 2021 or until filled.

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