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Scientific Project Manager

Job Title
Scientific Project Manager
Job ID
27527811
Location
Bethesda,  MD
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Description

Scientific Project Manager - Translational Sciences. 

North Bethesda, MD (remote for foreseeable future)

CTH- 6months min

No clearance

35-40/hr pay

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Translational informatics Director to implement a clear, transparent process to manage, track progress, and prioritize efforts. This includes communicating technical and scientific aspects of translational research projects and software/resources, and providing efficient updates on progress to the Translational informatics Director
  • Research and summarize background materials related to DPI Informatics projects; locate scientific or other policy related information on the internet and other means.
  • Ensure effective project plans are in place and operational. This includes working proactively with team leads and project managers to set priorities in accordance with Translational informatics program plans, mission/vision, and reporting requirements. 
  • Mentor new staff, as needed, in NIH grants policy, procedures, and databases, and ensuring that new staff have access to all relevant internal resources. 
  • Fulfill Federal/Congressional reporting requirements, including collecting information, collaborating with budget personnel, and preparing written reports and controlled correspondence.
  • Understand, analyze, and advise on translational (preclinical, clinical, omic, regulatory, etc.) research and project objectives, aligning research and project goals with larger organizational roadmaps 
  • Interact with the research community in academia, not-for-profit, and for-profit organizations to understand needs, gaps, and opportunities by attending scientific meetings, workshops, and working groups representing DPI Informatics.
  • Proactively manage various project level operational aspects, including gathering, organizing, and managing meeting notes, timelines, action items, and resources for projects.
  • Develop and disseminate communication materials about projects and research milestones, and Translational informatics members through websites and social media (e.g. Twitter, etc.).
  • Present summary updates to internal and external stakeholders when appropriate. 
  • Create process for on-boarding and off-boarding of all projects.

Qualifications:

  • Translational Research experience with program officer expertise in managing a diverse team of scientists and software developers.
  • Master’s Degree, or PhD in Bioinformatics, Cheminformatics, Biomedical Informatics or Biomedical Sciences from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience working with multiomics (genomics, proteomics, metabolics). 
  • Must have at least 5 years working with biomedical informatics.
  • PMI-certified PMP, or equivalent formal project management training or experience for software or biomedical research projects.
  • Biomedical informatics experience with knowledge of data harmonization, common data models, and high-throughput data. Experience with database management is required.
  • Experience with software development lifecycle and familiarity with Agile project management methodologies, managing software throughout the Product Life Cycle, gathering and prioritizing scientific and project requirements, and defining scope and vision.
  • Experience working in a dynamic and multi-disciplinary environment, working closely with scientific leads, UI/UX, and software developers to deliver high impact research results, software, and tools.  
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including formal publication-quality writing and presentations.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and self-supervising team member. 
  • Organizational ability to plan and deliver work to meet required deadlines. 
  • Resilience in working in a fast-paced environment to achieve team objectives and to overcome obstacles.

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