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Scientific Program Manager - Inflammation and Immunity

Company: Foundation for the NIH
Location: Rockville
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Scientific Program Manager - Inflammation and Immunity-- About the Organization The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health is a leader in addressing complex scientific and health issues. Established by the U.S. Congress to support the mission of the NIH, the FNIH is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that brings new resources to a broad portfolio of programs and projects that enhance the activities and priorities of the NIH and the biomedical community. EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any 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. Description The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) is seeking a Scientific Program Manager for Research Partnerships-Inflammation and Immunity (I&I) to lead the FNIH I&I portfolio in the conduct of multiple research consortium with diverse stakeholders, including biopharmaceutical companies, patient advocacy not-for-profit partners, government (scientific and regulatory), and academic scientists. The Scientific Program Manager-I&I will be responsible for day-to-day management of some consortium activities for research and drug target discovery initiatives to advance the understanding of immunology, autoimmune system disorders, and infectious disease. However, critically Scientific Program Manager-I&I will oversee management of the entire inflammation and immunity portfolio, including its strategic direction, continued new project development, and oversight of one or more scientific project managers performing day-to-day management of consortium. Duties involve managing and guiding scientific project meetings, logistics, timelines, and budgets, team members, as well as other activities related to the inflammation and immunity portfolio. Work will be conducted under supervision of an associate vice president 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. A scientific background in immunology, autoimmune disorder, or infectious disease research is strongly preferred. An individual with vision and insight into the evolving needs in biomarker science and translational medicine in the I&I field is also strongly preferred. Position Requirements Successful candidates for the Scientific Project Manager-Inflammation and Immunity role will be able to demonstrate:

  • Program/project management experience applying knowledge of process, finance, and contracts to project activities to ensure goals are met on time and within budget
  • Development and management of grants/contracts, including evaluation and refinement of statements of work, project budgets, milestones, and deliverables
  • Strong record of managing relationships among scientific and administrative partners from diverse sectors of biomedical science (e.g. government, academia, and/or private sector partners - industry and not-for-profit organizations-) with a desire to provide service excellence
  • Able to diplomatically facilitate 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 identified
  • 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
  • Experience managing other internal project staff
  • Ability to oversee and provide strategic guidance multiple projects within the portfolio, while still performing day-to-day management on some projectsIdeal candidates for the Senior Scientific Project Manager or Scientific Project Manager role will be able to show:
    • An MS/PhD in scientific/technical field and 8+ years of relevant project management work experience in biotech, pharmaceutical or health related organization
    • Background in basic or clinical immunology, autoimmune system disorders, or infectious disease is strongly preferred
    • Experience in regulatory science is preferred
    • Experience in managing drug development projects (e.g. preclinical or clinical stage development) is a plus
    • Prior role in consulting or client-based environment is a plus
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