Project Manager

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation - Silver Spring, MD (30+ days ago)4.0


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HJF is seeking a Project Manager to support the Laboratory of Adjuvant and Antigen Research (LAAR) within the Military HIV Research Program (MHRP), located at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to LAAR.

Manages complex and highly focused based vaccine-related research. Performs a wide range of administrative duties for the laboratory including research related activities. Work assignments are extremely complex in nature. Employee should be able to work independently within a framework of priorities, funding, and overall objectives. The work requires critical and independent judgment, substantial experience to provide complex technical and administrative services that directly affects the laboratory as a whole or represents a major segment of a project critical to the laboratory’s ability to manage its mission.

Responsibilities:
Manages complex highly focused research activities to include projects such as the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) and other funded projects that interface between specialized Army research groups, government institutions, academia, and a wide range of commercial entities.
Provides administrative assistance to internal management including principal investigators and technical staff, coordinates laboratory research projects, and budget forecasting.
Maintains a thorough working knowledge of the HJF, MHRP, WRAIR, USAMRMC, and DoD operations, policies and regulations as they pertain to the work being conducted at LAAR.
Assists with laboratory technology transfer actions and submission of research proposals to various funding agencies. Develops, submits, and tracks project agreements and reports. Initiates statements of work, budgets, and budget justifications, including completion of all required Institution forms.
Coordinates with internal and external entities on project status and collaborative efforts and sets up meetings and or conference calls as needed, including meetings with senior leadership and executives.
Manages human resource actions for the laboratory. Assists with the recruitment, selection, training, and in processing of incoming personnel. Coordinates personnel actions, performance evaluations, and other human resource functions for laboratory personnel.
Initiates, develops, and maintains professional relationships with internal and external representatives.
Sets up laboratory meetings, maintains a calendar of appointments and schedules appointments for the supervisor.
Efficiently maintains laboratory databases, spreadsheets, rosters and files, manages procurement of laboratory supplies and equipment and tracks action items.
Makes all necessary travel arrangements for conferences and meetings, initiates and completes all the paperwork required before and after travel.
Completes correspondence on behalf of the supervisor. Provides bibliographic support, formats manuscripts, and submits publications for clearance. Creates, maintains and updates databases and spreadsheets as needed.
Reviews and replies to incoming correspondence.
Provides and maintains department office supplies.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelor’s degree.

Minimum Experience: 2 plus years administrative experience in managing laboratory projects and program functions.

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Project management certification preferred.

Work Environment: Army Research Office environment.

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 Chief Human Resources Officer.