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Secretary III in Frederick, MD

Location: Frederick, MD
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Secretary III

Job ID: req1687
Employee Type: nonexempt full-time
Facility: Frederick: Ft Detrick
Location: PO Box B, Frederick, MD 21702 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:


Within Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., the Clinical Monitoring Research Program Directorate (CMRPD) provides high-quality comprehensive and strategic operational support to the high-profile domestic and international clinical research initiatives of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Clinical Center (CC), National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Since its inception in 2001, CMRPD's ability to provide rapid responses, high-quality solutions, and to recruit and retain experts with a variety of backgrounds to meet the growing research portfolios of NCI, NIAID, CC, NHLBI, NIAMS, NCATS, NINDS, and NIMH has led to the considerable expansion of the program and its repertoire of support services. CMRPD's support services are strategically aligned with the program's mission to provide comprehensive, dedicated support to assist National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers in providing the highest quality of clinical research in compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines, maintaining data integrity, and protecting human subjects. For the scientific advancement of clinical research, CMRPD services include comprehensive clinical trials monitoring, regulatory, pharmacovigilance, protocol navigation and development, and programmatic and project management support for facilitating the conduct of 400+ Phase I, II, and III domestic and international trials on a yearly basis. These trials investigate the prevention, diagnosis, treatment of, and therapies for cancer, influenza, HIV, and other infectious diseases and viruses such as hepatitis C, tuberculosis, malaria, and Ebola virus; heart, lung, and blood diseases and conditions; parasitic infections; rheumatic and inflammatory diseases; and rare and neglected diseases. CMRPD's collaborative approach to clinical research and the expertise and dedication of staff to the continuation and success of the program's mission has contributed to improving the overall standards of public health on a global scale.

The Clinical Monitoring Research Program Directorate (CMRPD) provides support for the management of correlative studies performed by third parties during the conduct of sponsored clinical trials of the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD) Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP) Investigational New Drug (IND) agents.  The Clinical Monitoring Research Program (CMRP) provides development, project management and administration of the resulting correlative studies administrative agreements performed during the conduct of sponsored clinical trials, under the auspices of the CTEP and Regulatory Affairs Branch (RAB).


  • Communicates effectively with LBR and NCI executive, administrative, and management staff to gather and/or convey information
  • Schedules calendar appointments, receives telephone calls and makes proper referrals
  • Facilitate and coordinate Microsoft Teams and/or WebEx virtual meetings
  • Assists in the preparation of documents and monitors for required monthly/quarterly progress reports/deliverables
  • Creates, monitors and close out all open administrative agreements as directed
  • Creates/maintains a computerized documentation and file system(s)
  • Reviews incoming invoices and prepare for approval by technical project manager
  • Compiles information for annual LBR and NCI budget reports
  • Maintains various computerized l tracking systems using SharePoint, Costpoint and Excel software, etc.
  • Transcribes, edits, and prepares meeting documentation for final review
  • Assignments require specialized knowledge and are performed independently
  • Work is routinely reviewed by the supervisor with other secretarial duties as assigned
  • Travel to Bethesda on an infrequent basis
  • This position is located in Frederick, Maryland


  • Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to the education requirements, a minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible secretarial experience, including one (1) year at the level of Secretary II or equivalent
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft software applications (Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Critical thinking skills with the ability to review and edit documents
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks/projects through effective organizational and planning skills
  • Familiarity with FDA regulations for Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

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


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