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Job #: R-00008112
Location: Frederick, MD
Category: Project Analysis
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Health

Job Description:

Leidos Life Sciences supports biomedical research and development management efforts for both our military and our government civilian clients, including the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, National Institute of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Department of Homeland Security, and others. Our work in this focus area includes providing both scientific/technical analyses as well as business analyses of efforts varying from individual research programs to entire organizational mission analyses. We also provide program management and regulatory / quality assurance support for the development of medical drugs and biologics through our virtual pharma practice. Leidos Life Sciences seeks an Operations Manager to provide support to our ongoing Malaria Vaccine development program for the US Agency for International Development. The Operations Manager has the primary responsibility of executing the contract's operations, administrative and financial management activities. Additional responsibilities include the management of the organization's financial tracking system, timely submission of required reporting and deliverables and efficient written and verbal communications; tracking the status of action items, program milestones and monthly reports; and acquisition and administrative support.

Additional tasks will include providing organization of meetings, program reviews, conferences and briefings, preparing presentation materials and displays, hosting or participating in the event, and recording and tracking action items, as required.

Qualifications: A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in management, business administration, or finances will be required; with at least eight years of professional experience managing procurements, operations, administration and/or finances of programs; having experience in research and development programs is preferred; and strong knowledge of government rules and regulations. Specifically the successful candidate will have an understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulations as they relate to medical research and development.

Additional required skills include Microsoft Office Suite, especially experience with Excel and/ or other database programs. Microsoft Project with the ability to create work breakdown structure and program schedules with deliverables.

Desired qualifications include strong communication skills and ability to multi-task in a deadline oriented environment as well as experience in project coordination with knowledge of the life science program cycle and standard budgeting practices.

Specialized Skills and Experience: Display an ability to perform the following:
  • Experience in preparing program Technical Progress Reports (TPR).
  • Knowledge and experience in SharePoint, Excel, and MS Project.
  • Experience / Working knowledge of the federal RFP cycle and proposal preparation


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com .

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to spam.leidos@leidos.com .

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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