Senior Scientist - Grant Management
at Ronin Staffing

Date Posted: 11/29/2019

Job Description

Job Duties:

  • Provide full-cycle award management support as a member of an Integrated Program Team (IPT) and as requested by the Program Manager. Such support may include: identifying notable accomplishments from the funded awards and preparing/reviewing materials for research highlights; communicating award management issues as well as award successes to the IPT.
  • Supporting tasker responses and data calls; supporting award outcome and product analyses; and reviewing program announcements and other program materials for consistency with award management processes and best-practices.
  • Upon assignment of a new award that has been recommended for funding, identify missing documentation required to complete award negotiations. Documents can include but are not limited to: animal and human use regulatory documents; previous, current, and pending support (PCPS); statement of work (SOW); budget justification; Lay and Technical Abstracts.
  • Verify that the Principal Investigator (PI) is eligible for the award according to the Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity.
  • Identify instances of existing or potential funding duplications with other federal agencies and/or private organizations using financial support documents provided by the PI/institution and publically available research award databases.
  • Review the level of effort (LOE) for concurrent awards and identify instances of overcommitment.
  • Document instances of funding overlap or over-commitment in the award file and coordinate discussion with the United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (RAA), the PI, and the other funding entity(ies) to determine possible solutions that remove the redundant support. Identify any potential intragovernmental funding components in the project.
  • Determine whether the PI needs to address any major concerns identified in the summary statement during peer review or issues raised by the Programmatic Panel during programmatic review. Facilitate communications among the PI, RAA, ORP, and the program funding office regarding issues that may arise during pre-award negotiations.
  • Review the Scientific Classification System, Common Scientific Outline, and Physiology portfolio codes and ensure the appropriate codes are assigned to the award. If the project includes a clinical trial, identify what type of clinical trial is being done. Identify anticipated products, as required. Capture other portfolio codes such as disparity research or program-specific codes as appropriate
  • Review all post-award documents from the PI after they are submitted to the eBRAP system and are automatically transferred into EGS. If the regulatory or other documents are not correct, notify the PI and request a corrected document
  • Monitor awards supporting clinical trials or clinical studies for issues with human subject recruitment, enrollment, accrual and retention, serious adverse events (SAEs), Unanticipated Problems Involving Risks to Subjects and Others (UPIRTSO) and Clinical Holds, significant personnel changes, intervention availability and intellectual property concerns.
  • Provide recommendations to the Grants Officer’s Representative (GOR) and RAA regarding changes to the assistance agreement during the performance period to include changes in PI, transfer to a new institution, no-cost extensions, budget revisions and changes to the SOW.
  • Organize site visits or local meetings for project planning or progress evaluation. Ensure attendance of the appropriate individuals from leadership, ORP, RAA and other personnel as appropriate.
  • Regularly attend Grants Management meetings to remain current on the latest policy, processes, and procedures. On a voluntary basis chair Grants Management meetings in support of the Deputy Director of Grants Management.
  • Participate in working groups, such as Program Evaluation Steering Committee, SBIR/STTR Working Group, Science Officer Training Program, and Clinical Awards Working Group, and ad hoc working groups as they arise.
  • Participate in the Internal Review Process, assisting in the evaluation of perceived factual or procedural errors that occurred in the process of proposal review.
  • Attend peer review, programmatic review, other program-related meetings and scientific conferences as requested by PM and approved by leadership
  • Provide scientific writing support and review of program materials, as requested, including highlights, program book content, annual report content, press releases, and other print and electronic products.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Each employee must also be a United States citizen.
  • Ph.D. and Masters-level scientists at multiple levels (labor categories) of subject matter Expertise
  • Previous experience managing awards for DoD medical program areas using DoD electronic grants systems will be a major consideration
  • Scientific Grants management and post-graduate biomedical research experience.
  • The five major research portfolio areas to be supported with subject matter expertise are:
    • Autoimmune and Genetic Disorders;
    • Cancer;
    • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Health;
    •  Infectious Diseases;
    • Neurological and Psychological Health; and
    • Tissue, Organ, and Orthopedic Injuries and
    • Restorative/Rehabilitative Medicine.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Contractor
  • Location: Frederick, MD
  • Job Type: Science
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 11/29/2019

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