Leidos is seeking an experienced Project Director to lead a research-oriented program supporting the U.S. Army, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) office in Frederick, MD.
Successful Project Directors demonstrate competency in project execution, leadership, critical thinking, relationship management, and business growth while upholding the highest standard of ethical behavior. For this position, the Project Director must demonstrate experience in the health sciences field to lead and oversee support to a high profiled program focused on a variety of nationally recognized medical research areas.
This position is contingent upon contract award.
- Serves as contract representative and is responsible for managing all aspects of the program, including project planning, development and implementation according to cost, schedule, and technical (scope) requirements.
- Establishes and maintains close working relations with client personnel at all levels of the organization
- Provides management and oversight support to the peer review process of scientific research applications, which includes the scientific, technical, administrative, logistical, biomedical writing/ editing, IT, and data management aspects of the scientific and technical merit review of research proposals / grant applications received
- Manages a cohesive team of scientific, technical, and administrative personnel in support of scientific / medical peer reviews
- Collaborates and communicates with business partners to verify expectations are being met, and identifies and fulfills resource requirements
- Ensures that application receipt, processing, and scientific peer review of applications are conducted in a fair, transparent, and defensible manner that is consistent with the needs of all stakeholders
- Presents formal and informal project status/plan briefings to the government and corporate managers through oral and written communications.
- Monitors team performance to ensure that projects are implemented, supported, and closed accurately and in accordance with key milestones and established project standards are upheld and clearly defined throughout the entire process of each project’s development and execution
- Ensures compliance with government and corporate training, policies, and mandates
- Anticipates and resolves procurement challenges and problems, such as small business set aside goals, certification requirements, and acquisition strategy
- Tracks cost, schedule and performance, as well as prepares documents and develops project specific policy, procedures, and report status at all levels
- PhD in health sciences or scientific discipline.
- At least 10+ years of experience related experience managing health sciences or research services programs with clients in the federal government.
- Experience in managing large teams and running operations.
- Experience managing IDIQ programs with multiple ongoing tasks and subtasks.
- Superior communication skills, both oral and written.
- Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
- This position requires the ability to obtain a National Agency Clearance and Inquiries (NACI) clearance.
- Certifications: PMP
- Experience in the Scientific Peer Review processes is highly desired.
- Experience with nationally recognized medical research topics such as cancer, infectious diseases, military medicine, traumatic brain injury, combat casualty care, and other military relevant diseases and conditions is highly desired.
This position requires the ability to obtain a National Agency Clearance and Inquiries (NACI) clearance.
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:Yes, 50%
Clearance Level Required:Public Trust
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Research Scientist
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 40,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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