Associate Scientific Project Manager - Neuroscience

Associate Scientific Project Manager - Neuroscience

Join the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) ( and become a leader at one of the premier non-profit organizations in biomedical research. FNIH works to accelerate research by forging powerful public-private partnerships among the NIH and leading public and private sector institutions, including cutting-edge initiatives such as the Biomarkers Consortium, the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) and the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP).

Job Description:

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) is seeking an Associate Scientific Project Manager for Neuroscience to assist in the conduct of major research partnerships with diverse stakeholders, including biopharmaceutical companies, healthcare not-for-profit partners, government, and academic scientists. In partnership with the scientific/technical lead, the Associate Project Manager will be responsible for day-to-day management of specific logistical duties required in research initiatives in CNS (Central Nervous System) disorders. Duties involve scheduling and taking notes for scientific project meetings, as well as managing meeting logistics such as preparation and distribution of materials. This position is also expected to help the project manager generate project goals, timelines, and budgets. Work will be conducted under the supervision of the Scientific Program Manager- Neuroscience at the FNIH offices located in Bethesda, Maryland.

This is a non-research, administrative management position requiring excellent interpersonal and writing skills, a high level of organization, diplomacy, focus, ability to work under tight deadlines, and familiarity with biomedical research environments.


  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
    • Proficiency in writing (e.g. generation of clear and concise business documents, written reports and meeting summaries);
  • Ability to work effectively on multiple projects simultaneously
  • High degree of flexibility, adapting to the organization’s priorities
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • A desire to provide service excellence in project management
  • Advanced competence in use of Microsoft Office suites (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Experience in working with scientific or highly technical stakeholder/clients is a plus
  • Competence in the use of project management software and collaboration management tools is a plus
  • Familiarity with management of grants and/or contracts is a plus

Ideal candidates will be able to show:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in a scientific/technical field
  • Strong interest in scientific project management
  • Greater than 2 years of work experience, ideally in the health care, government or not-for-profit sector


  • Excellent fully-paid medical dental benefits for employees and all dependents; life insurance, 11 paid holidays, fully-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, free parking, and a generous 403(b) retirement plan.
  • Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Email your cover letter, resume, three references and your salary requirements to Subject: APMCNSWS at Cover letter should address the candidate’s qualifications and attributes in the areas outlined above.

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