Posted by: ARServices on Jun 10, 2019
ARServices is seeking a qualified Technical Project Manager to provide Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Chemical and Biological Department, Advanced & Emerging Threats Division (RD CBS). The successful candidate will serve as an action officer and advisor for a science and technology portfolio of projects to counter chemical and biological threats, providing support for and coordination of RDT&E acquisition and planning, programming, budgeting, and execution processes. This work is located in Lorton, VA.
Tracking cost, schedule and performance of chemical and biological defense related technical projects to ensure they continue to meet the objectives of the program Developing, reviewing and assessing documentation (e.g., Alignment Charts; Research, Development and Acquisition Plans; Technology Development Strategy; technical and cost reasonableness evaluations, independent cost estimates; Purchase Request Packages, etc.) Understanding capability gaps and assisting in setting project- and product-level strategy and priorities, ensuring portfolios are responsive and mapped to program goals Leverage drug discovery/preclinical development expertise to review proposals, technical reports, experimental or theoretical techniques, scientific studies and statements of work to ensure technical validity and evaluate current and emerging medical technologies Establish and maintain relationships with relevant internal and external stakeholders in the CB defense community Provide support to and coordination of acquisition and planning, programming, budgeting, and execution processes Assist in setting portfolio, project, and product level strategy and priorities Ensure portfolios are responsive and mapped to program goals and requirements Coordinate and consolidate complex, technical, programmatic, and strategic responses to support division initiatives to a variety of internal and external audiences Create briefings and products for both technical and senior leader audiences Track cost, schedule, and performance of chemical and biological defense related technical projects to ensure they continue to meet the objectives of the program Advise the program team on risk assessment and risk management, technology portfolio and pipeline management, business and contracting strategies, technology transfers, and intellectual property management Participate in Integrated Product Teams and serve as technical and programmatic point of contact Position Requirements
Bachelor of Science in plus 14 years of relevant experience, MS/MBA plus 12 years of relevant experience; or Ph.D. with 9 years relevant experience Detail-oriented, self-starter with excellent communication and time management skills; DOD Secret level clearance Demonstrated pharmaceutical industry experience in drug discovery and/or preclinical development of small molecule drugs or biologics Knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations and processes, including the "Animal Rule" Detail-oriented, self-starter with excellent communication and time management skills High-level proficiency with MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word; ability to quickly learn to use new IT systems and software Desired Qualifications
Knowledge of traditional and emerging chemical warfare agents Three (3) years of project management and / or acquisition experience in research and development Knowledge of the DoD Chemical and Biological Defense Program (CBDP) and DoD acquisition policies Program Management Professional (PMP) Certification from the PMI Combination of successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to an advanced degree (MS/PhD) in Pharmacology, Toxicology Neuroscience, Physiology, Medicinal Chemistry or a related discipline ARServices is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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