Senior Project Manager

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Updated: January 24, 2018
Job ID: 212999
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking a Senior Project Manager to lead an interdisciplinary portfolio of Emerging Infectious Disease (EID) projects under the supervision of the Associate Director (AD) for Emerging Infectious Disease Threats. This position will be located at the Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MHRP.

The PM will be responsible for the overall management of administrative, operational and functional components of EID-related projects. Responsibilities will include negotiation and execution of contracts and sub-awards, budget development and management, and support of the AD with the preparation and submission of grant proposals and manuscripts. The PM will closely coordinate with various collaborating partners that include partners within the US Government, funding agencies and international government and non-governmental organizations.

The applicant must be highly motivated, able to learn quickly, capable of working semi-autonomously and adapt easily to new challenges. An ideal candidate will be able to:

  • Develop and drive EID program plans.
  • Facilitate discussions, decisions and actions with multiple partners across organizations.  
  • Work with team members to foster a productive, supportive working environment.
  • Assist in the development and submission of grant proposals, and management of post awards.
  • Prepare Statements of Work (SOWs) for agreements.
  • Work closely with the MHRP Finance Department to develop, execute, and manage program budgets.
  • Organize program presentations and reports as needed.
  • Prepare materials to support both internal and external reviews with regard to cost; schedule and technical performance.
  • Provide direct oversight of complex schedules and work across functional areas to ensure that program/project schedules are coherent and that all action items are addressed in a timely fashion.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant corporate and government policies and standards.
  • Work as a liaison between the US Government (Contracting Officer or Government Principal Investigator) and HJF, supporting comprehensive military medical requirements including research and development activities and regulatory processes.
  • Plan, negotiate and manage scientifically or medically advanced special-purpose research activities on infectious diseases, vaccine development and clinical trials services.
  • Assist in preparing scientific and regulatory documents for submission to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (Investigational New Drug applications, annual reports, preclinical and clinical study reports, safety reports, and Investigator’s Brochures)
  • Support the AD in carrying out literature searches, preparing presentations, writing meeting reports and proceedings, and developing safety documents.
  • Function independently, but escalate items to the AD as needed for higher-level visibility, input or action.
  • Other duties as assigned, including some administrative work as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement complex clinical research studies.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing and managing international initiatives.
  • Ability to build mutual respect and cooperative relationships with highly skilled partners, such as physicians and scientists.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to excel in fast-paced, changing, and challenging environments.
  • Solid organizational and analytical skills.
  • Outstanding MS Office skills.
  • Ability to travel as required by the program.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree

Minimum Experience:  4 to 6 years’ experience in scientific project or program management with a minimum of 2 of these years being clinical research project management; prior work with international partners preferred.

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration:  Current or prior PMP Certification preferred.

Work Environment:  Office, laboratory, field setting; 10-15% travel schedule.

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, requires the prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.