The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking applications from exceptional scientists to serve as a Project Manager for late-stage preclinical development projects involving Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC), formulation and drug manufacturing, and toxicology and safety pharmacology studies, within the Therapeutic Development Branch (TDB) of its intramural division.
The TDB partners with collaborators (academic institutions, foundations, and private industry) to implement preclinical development studies leading to an Investigational New Drug (IND) application for new therapeutics. These projects play a leading role in the NCATS mission to develop new ways to reduce, remove, or bypass bottlenecks across the entire continuum of translational science, and to address rare and neglected diseases. Project Managers are critical to the success of TDB as they are the primary coordinators for project activities that cover all aspects of the preclinical development pipeline for a wide range of therapeutic entities (small molecules, biologics, gene and cell therapies, and devices).
Additionally, the incumbent will contribute to the production of Research Collaborative Agreements (RCAs), Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) as well as project plans, team meeting agendas, minutes, background papers, and other reports. Training and experience in Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer’s Representatives (FAC-COR) and/or certification at the COR II level or above will be considered a plus.
The incumbent will have excellent interpersonal skills, including clear, succinct and timely communication and proven ability to foster important relationships with collaborators and key stakeholders; maintain integrity and accuracy of project information to meet team, management and portfolio requirements, utilizing project management software such as Microsoft Teams; speak and write clearly and effectively; and work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve project, team, and organizational goals.
Qualifications: Applicants must hold a doctoral degree (MD, Ph.D., or equivalent) in a relevant field and be familiar with and direct experience in all aspects of pharmaceutics (CMC, and drug formulation and manufacturing) that support preclinical studies leading to IND filing with the FDA. The incumbent will work collaboratively with team members to evaluate, develop, and implement assigned projects. Specific duties include monitoring and directing project development and implementation, tracking relevant performance measures, reviewing relevant documents and reports, identifying problems, and proposing corrective solutions and coordinating with contractors and vendors.
The current salary range is commensurate with experience and accomplishments; a full civil service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan participation, etc.) is available.
How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position, including a career synopsis (1-3 pages); a current curriculum vitae and complete bibliography; and the names and contact information of three references to NCATSTDBHiring@nih.gov. You must cite “NCATS5-003” in the subject line. The position will remain open for 60 days (July 20 to September 20). Learn more about us at https://ncats.nih.gov/about/center/org/dpi.
All information provided by candidates will remain confidential and will not be released outside the NCATS search process without a signed release from candidates. The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers.
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