Kelly Government Solutions is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers. Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Kelly Government Solutions offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with the leading medical research center in the world. We are seeking an experienced individual to work as a Scientific Program Manager, with a background in Medicinal Chemistry, at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.
This is a long-term contract position which offers:
- Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit package
- Optional health, vision, and dental plans
- Vacation leave as well as 10 paid federal holidays and 401K plan.
- Access to NIH's unparalleled resources and niche scientific initiatives
TASKS/SERVICES. The contractor shall:
- Collaborate with staff on performing tasks in relation to the NCATS ASPIRE program (A Specialized Platform for Innovative Research Exploration) involving the development of tools and resources for novel chemistries.
- Collaborate with staff on the development and implementation of a research based challenge competition with a prizing mechanism.
- Assist with the development and implementation of cooperative agreement and other award mechanisms.
- Collaborate with staff on development of outreach strategies for the program
- Develop quarterly reports from data and updates provided by the program awardees.
- Schedule and conduct/participate in periodic conference calls and/or site visits, including tools such as WebEx, Microsoft Teams etc.
- Develop the agenda and logistics for semi-annual meetings of investigators; coordinate activities with NCATS partners and other stakeholders.
- Collaborate with staff to develop the agenda and logistics for workshops relevant to program development and expansion
- Provide regular updates and communication to NCATS program leads and other partners.
- Collaborate on tracking and evaluating the yearly milestones and progress reports from awardees; prepare dossier for each award and the program, including presentations.
- Analyze business and operating procedures to devise most efficient methods of accomplishing work; plan study of work problems and procedures, such as communications, information flow, integrated databases, inventory control, or analysis of funding plans.
- Collaborate with staff in the management of program budget, including a wide range of administrative and analytical duties; formulate operating budget projections and annual allocations; monitor and track program expenditures; maintain fiscal oversight over office awards and con- tracts; track awards and obligation of funds; ensure adequate funds for program coverage.
- Generate weekly, quarterly and various other budget reports of program funds for internal use, for senior management, and as requested by the program officers.
- Consolidate financial data for budget presentations; provide overview of the financial status of operations; maintain internal records and analyze proposed funding plans to identify trends, sur- plus or shortage of funds; recommend new or changed methods or procedures for monitoring/tracking budgetary information.
- Analyze program activities, via internal systems and/or NIH enterprise systems, to identify is- sues and develop recommendations for improvement; draft standard operating procedures and guidelines for implementation of programmatic and administrative activities.
- Provide technical and management support to program staff during execution of day-to-day functions, planning and implementation of projects, including setting priorities, man-aging as- signed tasks, monitoring project status, reviewing deliverables, and providing status updates.
- Develop and facilitate various reporting needs unique to the organization; utilize a wide range of computer-based software, including Excel and other databases.
- Develop periodic and special reports and procedures; search records and files, the internet, background materials and precedent references
- Obtain information and data for staff; review and summarize materials and data; gather and co- ordinate information for review, conduct data entry and file maintenance, edit and/or prepare text, data and charts as needed.
- Respond to inquiries and requests for information regarding application and award status.
- Provide support to the upper level management and ad hoc expert committees, designated by the Director and other management officials.
- Work with program officers to maintain content on program SharePoint site and other program- related sites.
- Provide administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings.
- Interact and coordinate with Administrative Officers to ensure that optimum levels of support are provided for all organizational program requirements.
REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:
- Ph.D. in Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Pharmacology or a related discipline. Three
- (3) years of specialized experience plus a Master's degree is equivalent to a Ph.D. Five
- (5) years of specialized experience plus a Bachelor's degree is equivalent to a Ph.D.
- One (1) year experience in Chemistry or other related field.
- Minimum of two (2) years of related management experience.
- Knowledge of NIH funding mechanisms that support biomedical research, in particular the cooperative agreement mechanism and SBIR/STTR funding mechanism is desired, but not required
- General knowledge of biomedical terms; i.e., flow chemistry, artificial intelligence, ma- chine learning, stem cells, electronic lab notebook, etc., and keen interest in the field of automated chemistry to advance drug discovery
- Experience with independently performing budget execution and administration duties requiring tracking, review, and analysis; developing budget estimates and justifications, and submitting findings for higher level review; comparing and presenting figures of cur- rent funding with prior years expenditures (or a quick learner)
- Ability to develop detailed reports and analyses that will guide management on pro- grammatic and financial issues.
- Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Databases).
- Experience with databases; Working knowledge and ability to use NIH IMPAC (or a quick learner)
- Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
- Ability to multi-task with great attention to detail.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
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