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Job #: R-00058596
Location: Frederick, MD
Category: Life Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2000
Group: Health

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Job Description:

The Government Health and Safety Solutions Operation has an opening for a Science Officer I to support a large healthcare contract in Frederick, MD

Job Description

The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) is responsible for the execution management for a broad range of medical research programs under the US Army Medical Research and Development Command. CDMRP’s portfolio consists of a variety of award types including basic science research, advanced therapeutic and technology development, clinical, research and clinical trials, and multi-institutional consortia. CDMRP requires an experienced and cohesive team of scientists who can support all aspects of the grant execution and management process. The Life Sciences Operation of the Health Group of Leidos is accepting applications for possible future Science Officers who will provide scientific support to the CDMRP. Science officers should have specialized experience in one of the following areas of biomedical research: cancer, infectious diseases, autoimmune and genetic disorders, cardiovascular and respiratory health, neurological and psychological health, and tissue, organ, and orthopaedic injuries and restorative/rehabilitative medicine.

This is NOT a laboratory research position. This position requires U.S. citizenship in order to obtain a U.S. Department of Defense security clearance. This position is located in Frederick, Maryland. Some local travel may be required.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide full-cycle award management support as a member of a program team
  • Identify missing documentation required to complete award negotiations
  • IReview proposals that have been recommended for funding, considering peer and programmatic review comments, and provide notes to the contracting agency to assist with award negotiation
  • Facilitate communication efforts with the Office of Research Protections (ORP), contracting activities authority, and the PI and their research team regarding issues with their research grant
  • Identify research awards (i.e., clinical trials) that require specific project milestones and work with the contracting office, sponsor, and PI to establish appropriate metrics and milestones
  • Review post-award documents from the PI after they are submitted to eBRAP and notify the PI if the documents are not correct
  • Maintain accurate grant files and track compliance through an internal electronic database system
  • Provide recommendations to the Grants Officer’s Representative and USAMRAA regarding changes to the assistance agreement including changes in PI, institutional transfers, and no cost extensions.
  • Assess the relevance of reported publications and patents and identify notable research accomplishments
  • Participate in working groups such as Program Evaluation, Consumer Working Group, SBIR/STTR, Clinical Awards Working Group as a program resource
  • May attend peer review, programmatic review, and scientific conferences as requested by CDMRP as a program resource
  • Provide scientific writing support focused on highlights, program book content, annual report content, press releases, and other print and electronic products

Specific Program Support:  Peer Reviewed Orthopedic Research Program and Orthotics & Prosthetics Outcomes Research Program. 

These Programs support research to improve treatment and rehabilitation from musculoskeletal injuries and to advance orthotic and prosthetic devices.  SO will support both programs and should have a background in biomedical engineering, physiology, kinesiology, and/or muscle biology. 

Specific Program Support:  Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program

This program supports research to successfully promote high-impact research for cancer prevention, detection, treatment, quality of life, and survivorship in congressionally-directed cancer topics.  Congressional language for PRCRP provides funds for research into cancers not addressed in the breast, kidney, lung, pancreatic, prostate, ovarian, rare cancer, and melanoma research programs.   SO should have a background in cancer research. 

Basic Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizen with ability to obtain a clearance
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in biology, life sciences, or related discipline.
  • 0-2 years related experience in biomedical research
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Lab or Academic Research Experience
  • Publications in chose field of study
  • Portfolio or grants management experience
  • Experience with the DoD, military research, or CDMRP
  • Familiarity with human/animal subjects protection requirements
  • Knowledge of the Electronic Grant System (EGS)

The salary for this position is 58,000

Pay Range:

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In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® 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 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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