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Data Science Initiatives Project Manager (req2074)

Company: Frederick National Laboratory
Location: Rockville
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:


The Frederick National Laboratory is dedicated to improving human health through the discovery and innovation in the biomedical sciences, focusing on cancer, AIDS, and emerging infectious diseases. The Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (BIDS) directorate works collaboratively and helps to fulfill the mission of Frederick National Laboratory in the areas of biomedical informatics and data science by developing and applying world leading data science and computing technologies to basic and applied biomedical research challenges, supporting critical operations, developing, and delivering national data resources, and employing leading-edge software and data science. As part of the collaborative efforts, BIDS is working closely with the Clinical Monitoring Research Program Directorate (CMRPD) which provides high-quality comprehensive and strategic operational support to high-profile domestic and international clinical research initiatives sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and several other institutes within NIH. CMRPD services include clinical trials monitoring, regulatory affairs support, clinical safety oversight, protocol navigation/protocol development, and programmatic and project management support to facilitate the conduct of more than 400 Phase I, II, and III domestic and international trials annually. These trials investigate the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, influenza, HIV, infectious diseases and emerging health challenges like Ebola virus and COVID-19, heart, lung, and blood disorders, parasitic infections, and rare and neglected diseases. The BIDS directorate working with CPMRD is providing program support to the NHLBI BioData Catalyst which is a cloud-based ecosystem providing access to NHLBI data sets and supporting tools, applications, and workflows to produce state-of-the-art, data-driven biomedical research. By increasing access to NHLBI datasets and innovative data analysis capabilities, BioData Catalyst accelerates efficient biomedical research that drives discovery and scientific advancement, leading to novel diagnostic tools, therapeutics, and prevention strategies for heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders.


* Works closely with the Scientific Program Director
* Provides program support for BioData Catalyst by leading project management planning, execution, reporting, and close out activities as necessary to ensure the program meets approved program strategies, milestones, and deliverables
* Works closely with government officials, both scientific and administrative, at varying levels of leadership and responsibility to coordinate strategic vision, program support, and logistical activities for the assigned projects/programs
* Provides coordination, management, and oversight of project management activities for the BioData Catalyst team in a matrixed, cross-functional environment
* Assists with preparing and reviewing OTA pricing and conference pricing for project operations
* Serves as direct program liaison with other Managers
* Ensures program compliance with all policies and procedures related to project management, contract relations, purchasing, and fiscal planning
* Assists in the preparation of program reports, including monthly updates and quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reports
* Coordinates meeting management support for the assigned projects and programs, including drafting agendas, taking meeting notes/minutes and recording and monitoring action items for initiative committees, sub-committees, awardee consortia, peer review panels, external advisory panels, scrum teams, program reviews, and other stakeholders as needed
* Convenes scientific panels, webinars, distribute proposals, and draft review panel summary statements
* Performs other related duties as assigned by a responsible authority
* Communicates effectively with senior-level managers within CMRPD and NHLBI to compose both business and scientific documents and ensure smooth operations of the Program
* Will have a responsibility to work with the BIDS PAO as may be required
* Other duties as required



To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

* Possession of Master's degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) In a technical field including project management, health, life sciences, computing, or data science or six (6) 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 progressively responsible experience
* A minimum of two (2) years of project management experience in a scientific or technical environment
* Experience with all aspects of project management from planning through execution, including scope, finances, resources, subcontracts, communications, and stakeholder management
* Experience with budgeting, cost tracking, forecasting, and reporting
* Progressively responsible experience must demonstrate increased independence and overall responsibility for more complex projects at a program level
* Experience leading successful collaborative efforts involving multiple stakeholders
* Ability to work with ease in a fast paced, agile environment
* Self-motivated and results-oriented, able to effectively handle multiple projects concurrently
* Ability to multi-task in complex/dynamic operating environment
* Ability to identify issues and apply problem solving skills
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
* Must be a team player
* Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

* A minimum of four (4) years in a supervisory role
* A minimum of eight (8) years of project management experience in a scientific or technical environment
* Ph.D. in a technical field including project management, health, life sciences, computing, or data science
* PMP Certification
* Project management experience with multiple government agencies
* Familiarity with high performance computing systems and AI
* Experience working in a matrix-management environment
* Experience developing scientific collaborations

Keywords: Frederick National Laboratory, Rockville , Data Science Initiatives Project Manager (req2074), Executive , Rockville, Maryland

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