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Science and Technology Project Manager I in Rockville, MD

Location: Rockville, MD
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Science and Technology Project Manager I

Job ID: req1704
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Facility: Rockville: 9605 MedCtrDr
Location: 9605 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

Our core values of accountability, compassion, collaboration, dedication, integrity, and versatility serve as a guidepost for how we do our work every day in serving the public's interest.  

 Position Overview:


The Frederick National Laboratory is dedicated to improving human health through the discovery and innovation in the biomedical sciences, focusing on cancer, AIDS and emerging infectious diseases.

The Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (BIDS) directorate works collaboratively and helps to fulfill the mission of Frederick National Laboratory in the areas of biomedical informatics and data science by developing and applying world leading data science and computing technologies to basic and applied biomedical research challenges, supporting critical operations, developing and delivering national data resources, and employing leading-edge software and data science.

Within BIDS, the Center for Technical and Operations Support (CTOS) group provides software development, strategic relationships, and overall project management to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Current projects include the Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC), the Integrated Canine Data Commons, the Proteomic Data Commons, the Center for Cancer Data Harmonization and the Imaging Data Commons. CTOS works at the junction of biological science, data science and software development.

CTOS is motivated by service to our clients and ensuring that the projects and programs they entrust to CTOS succeed. CTOS does this by providing unbiased, thoughtful, and timely analysis by experts in biological sciences, data sciences and state-of-the-art software methodology and technology while maintaining a focus on development of working software that meets client requirements.


  • Responsible for the success of the Integrated Canine Data Commons (ICDC)
  • Detailed strategic and tactical knowledge of the projects at all times
  • Advocate for the users of the ICDC (data submitters and data queries via web front end and API)
  • Provide subject matter expertise that includes biological sciences
  • Create and maintain standard project management artifacts including WBS, financials, charters, meeting minute documentation, action item tracking, change control registers and risk registers
  • Facilitate communication through all levels of staff by functioning as a liaison between internal departments, senior management, and external groups (including the NCI/NIAID)
  • Be a key leader in a cross-functional team to deliver a successful project
  • Create and maintain strong, healthy business relationship with clients, FNL team and vendors
  • Provide proactive communication about project to all relevant stakeholders
  • Be able to work independently
  • Foster and nurture collaborative work environment
  • Contribute to requirements gathering, use case definition and analysis for projects
  • Follow established procedures and suggest updates to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of procedures
  • Proactively communicate to CTOS Project Management Office (PMO) any major issues that are on the horizon and before they are realized
  • Be accountable for project status
  • Be disciplined in generating necessary reports and tracking tasks and issues
  • Share lessons learned with the other project managers in the PMO
  • Help in the development of estimates for new projects in response to proposals
  • Will work closely with the various other project managers to drive the success of the larger program, Cancer Research Data Commons


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of Master's degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or six (6) years relevant experience in lieu of degree.  Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • No work experience required with a Master's degree
  • Show evidence of thought and leadership, and have experience working in a highly integrated, multi-disciplinary environment
  • Must demonstrate success in ability to initiate and plan a project, execute, control and monitor and close out a project, including skills to develop a technical project with a schedule and budget, successfully execute on the project with continuous risk assessment and mitigation, schedule and budget management, and status reporting
  • Demonstrate successful experience in explaining technical topics to non-technical people
  • Has been the primary person responsible for delivering a product
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • A minimum two (2) years of experience in progressively responsible project management activities
  • A minimum two (2) years working with data generated from biological samples such as genomics or proteomics
  • Bioinformatics, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, molecular biology, imaging or other biological background
  • Experience in deploying systems, preferably in the biomedical domain, used by a community
  • Experience with working with data models and dealing with complex data structures
  • Working in an agile environment
  • Demonstration of leadership experience
  • Sales or customer interaction experience


  • Must be detail-oriented and possess strong organizational and analytical skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks/projects
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills in order to work closely with numerous stakeholders from diverse organizations
  • Ability to use Microsoft Project or other project management software to create WBS and track project progress
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Visio
  • Maintain necessary project artifacts on a shared space, such as a wiki, where stakeholders can self-serve their documentation needs

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)


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