Scientific Project Manager - Neuroscience

Scientific Project Manager - Neuroscience

Join the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) (www.fnih.org) and become a leader at one of the premier non-profit organizations in the biomedical research field. 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 FNIH is seeking a Scientific Project Manager for Neuroscience to guide the conduct of major research partnerships with diverse stakeholders, including biopharmaceutical companies, healthcare not-for-profit partners, government, and academic scientists. The Project Manager will be responsible for day-to-day management of specific research initiatives in CNS disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, autism spectrum disorders and major depressive disorder. This position may include management of teams in method development, validation, and standardization of various biomarker modalities to advance the field of neuroscience. Work will be conducted under supervision of the Scientific Program Manager- Neuroscience at the FNIH offices located in North 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.

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.

Skills:

  • Successful candidates will have 3 years of work experience as a scientific/technical project manager 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
    • Proficiency in writing (e.g. generation of clear and concise business documents, written reports and meeting summaries);
  • Management of scientific projects:
    • Manage complex project logistics and budgets
    • Manage relationships among scientific and administrative partners from diverse sectors of biomedical science (e.g. government, academia, and/or private partners -industry and not-for-profit organizations-)
    • Facilitate cross-functional scientific project team meetings
    • Organize and lead teleconference and face-to-face meetings with project teams
    • Drive consensus across various stakeholders
    • Review scientific progress reports and understand project implications
    • Develop and manage grants/contracts, including evaluation and refinement of statements of work, project budgets, and milestones;
  • Ability to prioritize team activities and influence strategy
  • Ability to work effectively on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and team facilitation skills to collaborate with key stakeholders
  • High degree of flexibility while adapting to the organization’s priorities
  • Advanced competence in use of Microsoft Office suites (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Project Management software
  • Knowledge of NIH culture, systems and organization
  • Experience in managing early drug development projects (e.g. assay development, target identification, validation, biomarker development…) is a plus
  • Familiarity with working with large-scale scientific datasets including clinical, genomic, proteomic and metabolomic data is a plus
  • Prior role in consulting or client-based environment is a plus

Ideal candidates will be able to show:

  • A BSc or higher-level degree in scientific/technical field plus 3+ years of relevant project management experience in applying and communicating project management principles and processes (Project Management Certification or consulting experience is a plus)
  • A Master’s degree (or higher) in scientific/technical field or MBA and 3+ years work experience in biotech, pharmaceutical or health related organization

Benefits:

  • Excellent fully-paid medical and 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.

How To Apply:

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

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