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Job #: R-00061655
Location: Frederick, MD
Category: Life Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 75%
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Health

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Job Description:

The Life Sciences Operation of the Health Group of Leidos is accepting applications for a Communications and Governance Lead, contingent upon contract award, to provide scientific and administrative support to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The NHLBI supports several precision medicine initiatives and promotes data sharing platforms to facilitate discoveries that will revolutionize the treatment of heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. This work is in support of a large NHLBI biomedical precision medicine-focused consortium.   This is NOT a laboratory position.

The Communications and Governance Lead will be responsible for maintenance of policies and mechanisms for meeting coordination and information dissemination, and tracking metrics for continuous process improvement including but not limited to current state and gap analyses.  Lead is responsible for recommendations on process design and implementation. Will coordinate with other teams as needed, ascertaining requirements, such as program functions, input/output, and system technique.   In addition the Communications and Governance Lead will assist in coordinating advice and expertise from senior scientists to the consortium groups.

This is a full-time remote position. This is NOT a laboratory position. Some local travel may be required. DC Metro required.

This position requires a US Citizen with the ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance.

Primary Responsibilities

The lead will be responsible for committee management, project support, coordination and communications across the multiple groups, implementation of policies, and administrative support. Committee management and project support includes supporting meetings, webinars and calls, taking notes and tracking and reporting of action items, developing meeting materials, and responding to individual queries from investigators about the work of the committees. The Communications and Governance Lead coordinate closely with various aspects of the consortium to scale support as needed.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Program management support
  • Managing meeting schedules and committee membership lists
  • Support meetings, webinars, and calls,
  • Capturing meeting notes and draft meeting minutes to include the reporting and tracking of meeting action items
  • Drafting, collecting, and distributing meeting materials including agendas and briefings.
  • Organize training webinars for investigators.
  • Responding to queries from investigators
  • Preparing monthly and quarterly status reports and briefings for consortium and NHLBI leadership.
  • Drafting, editing, and finalizing information products for a variety of audiences.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree with 5 years of related experience or PhD with 2 years of related experience. Post-graduate degree should be in biological sciences, or a related discipline.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain NIH security clearance.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Proficient in suite of Office tools,

Preferred Qualifications

  • Background or experience in informatics and/or precision medicine research.
  • Experience in resolving program related issues and concerns related to research data sharing.
  • Familiarity with NHLBI precision medicine initiatives.
  • Experience working directly for or with federal scientific agencies strongly preferred

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:

Potential for Telework:

Yes, 75%

Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust


Yes, 10% of the time

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Life Scientist

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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, 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

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