Program Manager II

Updated: August 10, 2017
Job ID: 213097
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking a Program Manager II to support the Consortium for Health & Military Performance (CHAMP) for the Military and Emergency Medicine (MEM) Department located at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MEM. The incumbent serves as a Project Manager for the CHAMP’s sickle cell trait project and is responsible for programmatic, administrative, and regulatory oversight and coordination in order to achieve project goal and maximize the effective use of project resources. Serves as a member of the Sickle Cell Trait research team and collaborates with the Principal Investigator and other staff in carrying out experimental procedures in support of the project’s mission.  The incumbent will serve a major role in day-to-day operations of the Sickle Cell Trait project, and is integrally involved in research protocols related to sickle cell trait. The incumbent will report directly to the Principal Investigator (Pl) of this project.

Responsibilities:

  1. Facilitates information flow between the Pl, scientific staff, both federal and civilian key personnel, and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation headquarters (HJF HQ).
  2. Provides guidance and assists Pl regarding programmatic decisions on administrative, personnel, and managerial issues based upon objectives and/or established policies of the program.
  3. Works with CFO on budget to provides financial preparation and execution.
  4. Prepares requests for contract offers in collaboration with HJF HQ, assuring full compliance with all contract requirements, schedules, and provisions.
  5. Manages sickle cell trait protocols, assists in writing scientific and technical reports, meeting records, and is responsible for policies and procedures necessary to the scientific operation/compliance of the program. Directs, coordinates, and conducts personnel actions, and furnishes guidance.
  6. Facilitates program status reports provided to USU and HJF HQ, and Sponsor. Provides written contributions to reports including financial and regulatory status, as well as other areas as required.
  7. Write grants, perform literature searches to assemble pertinent scientific knowledge, work with students, and actively participate in research testing.
  8. Helps other staff members interpret literature.
  9. Completes other projects as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Knowledge of federal and local regulations and policies pertinent to research involving human subjects; has managed research projects; has excellent interpersonal and computer skills; and, the ability to communicate effectively and to work with individuals of all levels. Experience in interpreting research data and peer-reviewed publications. Experience should include knowledge and translation of research and development. Additionally, incumbent must have demonstrated skill in working as part of a team. Knowledge of electronic data processing, and statistical and analytical procedures.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Master’s degree in pathology, nursing, biology, chemistry, health science, health administrative, or similar degrees

Minimum Experience: 4 to 6 years related experience in health science project or program management

Physical Capabilities: This position is primarily sedentary, but some walking, standing, bending and carrying of light items such as books, papers, etc. is required.

Responsibilities/Controls: supervises supporting staff to include research assistants, research associates, and recruiting team

Work Environment: office and laboratory setting

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, require the prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.

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