The Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group (SRG) of Leidos has a contingent job opportunity for a Program Manager supporting the Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Scientific & Technical Engagement Partnership (STEP) Program. Position will be based in the Alexandria VA area and involve extensive overseas travel. Position will also require an active DoD security clearance. The successful candidate will support the DTRA/SCC-WMD Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP) Science and Technical Engagement Partnership (STEP) program. The candidate will provide technical and administrative leadership, direction, implementation oversight, and coordination of emergent response activities for a multi-year program. The successful candidate will also be responsible for integrating all functions and activities necessary to perform the project/program to meet the client or customer requirements. Additionally, the PM will direct project team personnel, manage cost and schedule, ensure contract compliance, and serve as principal customer interface.
Candidate must have a Ph.D, MD, or equivalent degree in Biology, Public Health, Veterinary Medicine, Epidemiology, or other relevant discipline, and 10 plus years relevant experience including biodefense, biosurveillance, biosecurity, or counter-WMD sectors. Candidate must have experience with management of research programs in microbiology, human health, and veterinary health and/or "One Health" surveillance sectors. Candidate must have experience with management of laboratory research and laboratory biosafety and biosecurity (BS&S) at the BSL-3 and 4 levels. Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills Candidate must possess be eligible to obtain a Top Secret clearance should contract requirements change. Desired Skills: - Prior experience in the oversight and management of academic research programs- Experience with technical oversight and execution of research programs in foreign countries- Experience supporting DTRA CTR or CBEP; and/or parallel programs in other US federal agencies (DoD, DOS, DHS, HHS, USDA)- Knowledge and familiarity with military and civilian USG programs in the biological threat reduction and emerging diseases surveillance/response sectors, and programs with similar aims and operational activities being conducted by foreign governments, multilateral organizations (WHO, OIE, FAO), non-governmental organizations and private sector foundations.- Experience with international cooperative threat reduction programs