Project Manager II-III (req2311)

Posted: 12/8/2021
Location: Frederick, MD
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Job ID: req2311


The Vaccine, Immunity and Cancer Directorateinvestigates immune responses to vaccines in preclinical and clinical studies,with a focus on HPV and more recently on SARS-CoV-2. As part of a large effortto combat the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the National Cancer Institute (NCI)is collaborating with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease(NIAID), the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food andDrug Administration (FDA), the Frederick National Laboratory (FNL) and otherstakeholders to develop assays with the highest reproducibility, sensitivityand specificity for evaluation of immune responses against this newvirus. To address gaps and unmet needs in serology assay development andstandardization and to gain a solid fundamental knowledge of the immuneresponse to SARS-CoV-2 and underlying mechanisms of protection againstinfection, NCI has established a Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), whichincludes the Frederick National Laboratory (FNL) Serology Lab, leveraging thevast expertise and excellence in HPV serology at the FNL.


The Vaccine, Immunity and Cancer Directorate is recruitingfor a Project Manager II/III to support project management and programmaticoperations for the Serological Sciences Network Coordinating Center. Specific duties will include:

  • Assist in the management of research subcontracts supporting SeroNet
  • Manage administrative Program activities by performing a variety of high-level administrative and programmatic functions that include planning and implementation of overall Program strategies
  • Communicate effectively to compose both business and scientific documents and ensure efficient Program operations
  • Assist with overall coordination of Program/Project level functions
  • Ensure Program compliance with all policies and procedures related to project management, contract relations, purchasing, and fiscal planning
  • Provide input for decisions and policy interpretations; coordinate and administer pricing and procurement requests
  • Assist in the preparation of program reports, including monthly quarterly reports, semi-annual and annual reports
  • Interface with government officials, both scientific and administrative, at varying levels of leadership and responsibility to coordinate logistical support for assigned projects/programs
  • Provide Meeting Management support to 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
  • Assist in the management of in-person large scale meetings (1-2 per year)
  • Assists in the development of oral presentations and meetings with internal and external stakeholders
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders for intellectual property requirements, CRADAs, MTAs, collaboration agreements, subcontracts
  • Utilize scientific expertise to assist in the review and approval subcontractor invoices
  • Work as part of a team to manage subcontracts to assure project execution within established timelines
  • Manages project risk by proactively anticipating issues and develops contingency plans and solutions
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor or Program Director


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
  • Level II - In addition to the education requirement, a minimum of two (2) years of related experience managing research, experimental planning, proposal writing and project management
  • Level III - In addition to the education requirement, a minimum of five (5) years of related experience managing research, experimental planning, proposal writing and project management
  • Working knowledge and facility with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Master's degree in immunology, virology, or related biomedical field from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • Regulatory knowledge pertinent to standards GCLP, CLIA or FDA guidelines for clinical assays
  • Familiarity with diagnostics and clinical trials
  • Data management experience
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification


  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to infectious material, requiring medical clearance and immunizations

This position description does not represent a specific job but represents a sourcing announcement for current and future open positions. Our positions span a wide range of skills, so candidates who express an interest may be considered for upcoming positions at Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.