The Defense Health Operation of Leidos is currently looking for a Research Administrator to support the Biological Defense Research Directorate (BDRD) of the Naval Medical Research Center in Frederick, MD. BDRD conducts research and investigates infectious diseases, biodefense, and enhanced global disease surveillance for early pathogen detection and response.
The ideal candidate shall:
- Coordinate, schedule, and track various processes and documents (administrative, financial, and logistical) in support of all research projects in the Department.
- Route technical documentation through scientific review, travel approval, purchasing, public affairs, contracts or publication processes, as required.
- Develop project budgets and ensure periodic spending updates are provided to project sponsors.
- Develop Department administrative procedures to ensure consistent support is provided to all research projects.
- Provide update briefings to Department Head of detailed project status, as required.
- Complete photocopying, compile printouts (briefing packages, audit readiness support, etc.), scan documents, upload audit or financial documents and assist with department administration.
- Schedule, coordinate, and plan meetings and conferences (on-site, off-site, and via telecommunication).
- Organize, document and schedule for various projects or audit as directed.
- Manage purchasing and logistics with administrative requirements as directed.
- Candidates must have completed a Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline with at least 1 year professional experience or high school degree with 4 years experience.
- Specific research administrative or technical support experience is required and may be considered in lieu of a degree.
- Computer literacy, advanced Microsoft Office proficiency (including Visio and Project), and a working knowledge of statistical software are required.
- Candidates must demonstrate the ability to interact and effectively communicate both written and orally with a wide variety of people.
- Due to Federal contracting requirements, candidates must be US Citizens.
- The candidate will be required to acquire, at a minimum, a SECRET classification access level. Preference will be given to a candidate who already has this clearance level.
- Candidates with documented evidence of project management experience are desired.
- Familiarity with HIPAA, PHI/PII compliance, etc. is highly desired.
- Skills should include a foundational and theoretical understanding of general scientific principles.
- Experience in a human subject or laboratory research setting and experience in the US federal government system is highly desired.
Naval Health East - NHE
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