Programmer Analyst III (REMOTE) (req2033)

Posted: 7/29/2021
Location: Rockville, MD
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Job ID: req2033


Within Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., operator of the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, the Clinical Monitoring Research Program Directorate (CMRPD) 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's ability to provide rapid responses and high-quality solutions, and to recruit and retain experts with a variety of backgrounds, allows the directorate to facilitate strategic support to the growing clinical research portfolios of NCI, NIAID, and other NIH divisions/offices/centers. CMRPD's support services are aligned with the program's mission to provide comprehensive clinical trials operations and program/project management services to advance scientific clinical research that complies with applicable regulations and guidelines, maintains data integrity, and protects human subjects. 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. CMRPD's collaborative approach to clinical research support and the expertise and dedication of staff to the continuation and success of CMRPD's mission has contributed to improving the overall standards of public health on a global scale.

The Clinical Monitoring Research Program Directorate (CMRPD) provides collaborative leadership and management oversight and coordination of special research projects for the NIAID, Division of Clinical Research (DCR), Office of Planning and Operations Support (OPOS).


  • Identifies technology business needs, analyzes current enterprise solutions, and aligns these data with a shared/ integrated business model
  • Provides consistency to the alignment of the technical perspective but also with the logical user interaction based on shared business concepts
  • Assists in turning the identified technology business needs into deliverables and helps in the overall planning, monitoring, and execution of a work plan
  • Assists in the staging and planning of project phases, monitoring milestones, and the continued tailoring of work product to the mission and operational logic
  • Provides status management for incoming issues or requests, general solution strategy, and providing input to the team for overall technology governance
  • This position is located at Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland with possibility of full time telework


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 five (5) years of progressively responsible experience
  • Two (2) years responsible project and technical experience
  • Experience in software development lifecycle of information systems
  • Ability to gather and interpret business requirements
  • Ability to communicate software demonstrations to technical and non-technical colleagues
  • Working knowledge of process and workflow design and documentation
  • Working knowledge of coding and scripting languages such as Java, Python, or Ruby
  • Working knowledge of database technologies, including relational (SQL) and non-relational (NoSQL) databases
  • Working knowledge of APIs, ETL, and data warehousing; understands process of data modeling and automating data integrations
  • Experience working within a variety of environments (e.g., cloud and/or high-performance computing) or application frameworks (e.g., Ruby on Rails)
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with non-technical and technical staff, from internal department, senior management, and the customer regarding contractual, operational, and policy related matters
  • Detail-oriented and possess strong organizational and analytical skills, with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks/projects
  • Possess knowledge of appropriate government regulations and program management
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Experience working with clinical research data systems such as REDCap, Labkey and/or laboratory information management systems (LIMS)
  • Knowledge of or familiarity with scientific data, instrumentation, and data standards including networking and cybersecurity considerations
  • Experience working with and meeting the needs of researchers, statisticians, and/or data scientists
  • Experience with data visualization solutions such as Tableau, Power BI, Jupiter