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Job #: R-00057467
Location: Frederick, MD
Category: Research Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 50%
Clearance: NACI
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Health

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking an experienced Task Order Manager to lead one or more projects, as part of a research-oriented program with the U.S. Army, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) office. The Task Order Manager will be the primary point of contact to the Contracting Officer Representative and Alternate Contracting Officer Representative, and serves as a representative of the Project Director and Deputy Project Director. The Task Order Manager must demonstrate experience in project management in the health sciences field and ability to lead diverse teams of scientific, technical, and administrative staff.

This position requires the ability to obtain a National Agency Clearance and Inquiries (NACI) clearance.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Reviews the Statements of Work (SOWs) for new projects and provides subject matter expertise in the development of task order proposals and labor estimates to the Project Director and Deputy Project Director. Manages the staffing, initiation, and work allocation for new projects/Task Orders.
  • Manages day-to-day activities for all Task Orders assigned.
  • Supervises a cohesive teams of scientific, technical, and administrative personnel in support of scientific / medical peer review.
  • Organizes and manages task workloads within established quality, budget, and schedule guidelines.
  • Establishes and maintains close working relations with customer personnel at all levels of the organization
  • According to the scope of work for each Task Order, manages activities supporting the peer review process of scientific research applications, which includes: scientific and customer peer reviewer selection, engagement and compensation; application compliance verification; organization of peer review panels; meeting logistics and management; scientific, technical, administrative, logistical, biomedical writing and editing; and managing the IT and data management aspects of the scientific and technical merit review of research proposals.
  • Presents formal and informal project status/plan briefings to the government and corporate managers through oral and written communications.
  • Is responsible for the quality and timeliness of customer deliverables at the task order level.
  • Monitors project team performance to ensure that projects are implemented, supported, and closed accurately and in accordance with key milestones
  • Advises the Project Director on task order execution status and risks.
  • Ensures that established project standards are upheld and clearly defined throughout the entire process of each project’s development and execution.
  • Ensures project-level compliance with government and corporate policies and mandates, and adherence to directives from governing entities.
  • Develops and provides technical progress reports and monthly budget summaries to customer as required by the task order

Basic Qualifications


  • Master’s degree or PhD in health sciences or scientific discipline.
  • Experience managing IDIQ programs with multiple ongoing tasks and subtasks.
  • At least 8+ years of experience related experience managing health sciences or research services programs with clients in the federal government or private sector.
  • Experience in managing small to mid-size teams and running operations.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of Grants Management processes - Scientific Peer Review 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. 

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External Referral Bonus $:

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Yes, 50%

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About Leidos

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, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 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

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