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Job #: R-00125193
Location: Frederick, MD
Category: Life Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Remote Type: No Remote
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2,000.00
Group: Health & Civil

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The Life Sciences division of the Leidos Health Sector is seeking a highly qualified Assistant Portfolio Manager for Special Projects, Clinical Studies, and Trauma Systems to support the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) Combat Casualty Care Research Program (CCCRP). The mission of the CCCRP is to reduce the mortality and morbidity resulting from injuries on the battlefield through the development of new life-saving strategies, new surgical techniques, biological and mechanical products, and the timely use of remote physiological monitoring.

***This position is located on-site with the customer in Frederick, MD with the expectation of being on site two days per week (with mixed on-site/telework schedule allowed) with approximately 5-15 percent travel (local and national travel expected).***

If this sounds like the kind of environment you can thrive, keep reading!

This position will include a focus on research, test and evaluation of special portfolio efforts and clinical trial network support for the CCCRP program overall. This position will support to CCCRP leadership on the planning, management, review, and analysis of diverse medical research capabilities, including material and knowledge products, in support of medical interventions that can be used within the battle area or as close to it as possible, before or during medical evacuation. Activities may include support to military-civilian partnerships and studies in support of the U.S. military medical system in anticipation of potential future large-scale conflicts.

***Please note that this is NOT a laboratory research position; this is a planning, management, and oversight support position.***

Research projects can span multiple technology areas ranging from basic research to advanced research ready for evaluation and transition. The role involves support in program management in a highly visible and evolving oversight environment and interface with other research areas.

What you will do:

  • Plan and conduct portfolio analyses to identify knowledge gaps and establish research priorities.

  • Maintain organized records to include records of transactions, pre-proposals, full proposals, acceptance and turn down notifications and other documentation relevant to efficient management of intramural and extramural projects.

  • Track the progress of assigned research projects including minutes, briefings, spreadsheets, and databases.

  • Prepare information papers, special studies, reviews, and analyses in response to taskings.

  • Review and analyze proposals and recommend programmatic decisions based on sound scientific and programmatic rationale.

  • Develop, review, and revise strategic plans for research for future planning, programming, budgeting, and execution (PPBE) business processes.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in biomedical sciences or other relevant discipline with 6-10 years of prior relevant experience.

  • Demonstrated research experience in clinical trials, trauma systems, or similar relevant experience related to military medical research.

  • Must be familiar with the practice of biomedical research and development.

  • Experience in analyzing and preparing visualizations and summaries of scientific-related and programmatic data.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications.

  • Must be US citizen who currently possesses or is eligible to obtain a Secret clearance. Continued employment of a hired candidate would be subject to successful processing for the clearance within a defined timeframe from start.

Basic Skills:

  • Must be detail-oriented with excellent analytical skills.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong organizational and project management abilities and interpersonal skills to coordinate group activities.

  • Capable of independent action and initiative.

  • Ability to interact in a positive and competent manner with individuals at all levels of responsibility.

  • Willing to work across a wide range of rapidly changing and divergent management issues.

Preferred Skills / Qualifications:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

  • Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC).

  • Familiarity with federal scientific/organizational budgets and related administrative processes.

  • Experience in a military staff environment.

Program-Specific Pay Range:

The program’s base pay range for this position is $135,000 – $148,000 commensurate with the amount and appropriateness of experience.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $101,400.00 - $183,300.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.


Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.  For more information, visit

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