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Project Manager - Translational Science

Company: Foundation of the NIH
Location: Rockville
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) connects the world's leading public and private organizations to accelerate biomedical breakthroughs for patients. The FNIH brings together leading scientist to navigate and solve complex human health problems and advance development of new therapies, diagnostics, and potential cures; advance global health and equity in care; and celebrate and train the next generation of scientists.Established by Congress in 1990 to support the mission of the NIH, the FNIH is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. For more information about the FNIH, please visit fnih.org . EOE STATEMENT: The FNIH is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. The FNIH celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) is seeking a Project Manager for Science Partnerships, Translational Science to manage a large, multistakeholder public-private research collaborations focused on topics in translational science across multiple disease areas. Our research partnerships are made up of leading experts in the field from biopharmaceutical companies, healthcare not-for-profit and patient advocacy organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions. Positions at FNIH are an excellent way to grow your exposure beyond a single field or industry because the organization sits at the nexus of the partners list above. Work will be conducted under the supervision of more senior Project Managers in a hybrid work environment, including virtual and at the FNIH offices located in North 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. The Project Manager will provide leadership in management of all aspects of the partnership. POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Successful candidates for the Project Manager, Translational Science role will be able to demonstrate:

  • Record of leading and managing relationships with scientific and/or administrative teams from diverse sectors of biomedical science with a desire to provide service excellence
  • Able to diplomatically facilitate discussions involving diverse interests, leading groups to consensus
  • Strong analytical, critical-thinking abilities to proactively identify potential problems and work with teams to fill identified gaps
  • Development and management of grants/contracts, including evaluation and refinement of statements of work, project budgets, milestones, and deliverables
  • Demonstrated experience applying knowledge of process, finance, and contracts to project activities to ensure goals are met on time and within budget
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to tailor communications to relevant audiences
  • Proficiency in writing (e.g. generation of clear and concise business documents, written reports and meeting summaries);
  • Ability to learn quickly, and make decisions independently to meet tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • High degree of flexibility, and ability to adapt to organizational priorities
  • Advanced competence in use of Microsoft Office suites (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Readiness and judgment to supervise consultants and other staff members and to assume additional responsibility for project governance as required
  • Ability to delegate project tasks to team members best positioned to complete themWhat We Are Looking For:
    • An MS/PhD in a scientific/technical field or MBA and 3+ years of relevant scientific project management work experience in biotech, pharmaceutical or health related organization is preferred
    • Familiarity working with large-scale scientific datasets is a plus
    • Familiarity with scientific data management processes, intellectual property rights and publication processes and procedures is a plus
    • Experience managing drug development projects (e.g. preclinical or clinical stage development) is a plus
    • Experience in regulatory science is a plus
    • Prior role in consulting or client-based environment is a plus
    • Prior role in nonprofit research environment is a plus
    • Project Management Certification is a plus FULL-TIME/PART-TIME: Full-Time LOCATION: FNIH (Hybrid)

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Keywords: Foundation of the NIH, Rockville , Project Manager - Translational Science, Accounting, Auditing , Rockville, Maryland

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