Administrative Manager, Cancer Genomics Research Laboratory (req2231)

Posted: 10/27/2021
Location: Rockville, MD
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Job ID: req2231


Join our talented team dedicated to understanding the genetics of cancer! We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated, and organized professional administrator to support a broad range of CGR activities.

The Cancer Genomics Research Laboratory (CGR) investigates the contribution of germline and somatic genetic variation to cancer susceptibility and outcomes in support of the NCI's Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), the world's most comprehensive cancer epidemiology research group. CGR is located at the NCI-Shady Grove campus in Rockville, MD and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. (LBR) as part of the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR). We care deeply about discovering the genetic and environmental determinants of cancer, and new approaches to cancer prevention, through our contributions to the molecular, genetic, and epidemiologic research of the 70+ investigators in DCEG. This dynamic group of scientists and support staff is highly successful and has enjoyed 20 years of consistent growth. As CGR's work has diversified, the tracking of annual budgets, management of LBR contract requirements, and initiation of subcontracts has become a critical area requiring additional support.


The administrative and operations team supports a laboratory of 75+ staff members at CGR. This fast-paced, high-throughput genotyping and sequencing facility is dedicated to genetic and epidemiologic studies for investigators at the National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics. Staff work within functional teams that work in concert to achieve CGR's scientific goals. We are recruiting for an Administrative Manager position for CGR. The successful candidate will have responsibility for providing support in several key areas including:

  • Oversee and track a multi-million-dollar budget
  • Facilitate LBR contract modifications and additions to align with CGR activities
  • Initiate and manage CGR subcontracts and create reports or other administrative deliverables
  • Oversight of administrative staff responsible for procurement, travel, and other general CGR staff support
  • Assist leadership team
  • Communicate and collaborate with various FNLCR groups including project management, subcontracts, and legal
  • Coordinate report deliverables and editing/consolidation of provided content (quarterly, annual, etc.)
  • Prepare notes, minutes, and action items for critical meetings as needed
  • Maintain website content for CGR and implement regular review schedule
  • Provide publication updates to FNLCR database
  • Manage copies of all CGR presentations


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

  • 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 four (4) years of progressively responsible experience related to this position, including two (2) years of experience in a manager capacity
  • Careful attention to details
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Able to meet deliverable schedules in a variety of areas
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience writing and editing reports
  • Understanding of basic accounting and budget management principles
  • Advanced knowledge of Windows-based computer operating systems and Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • A minimum of six (6) years related program administration experience
  • Familiarity with FNLCR/LBR operations
  • Expertise managing a laboratory budget
  • Proficiency handling subcontracts