Scientific Program Manager


Bethesda, MD

Industry: Life Sciences & Research


Less than 5 years

Posted 290 days ago

  by    Jumana Kiserow

This job is no longer available.

The Scientific Program Manager will independently provide support services to satisfy the overall operational objectives of the National Cancer Institute. The primary objective is to provide services and deliverables through performance of support services.



  • Provide strategic scientific and administrative support for NCI program staff in preparation of technical documents, reports and briefings, planning materials, and the development of initiatives related to the Cancer Moonshot Immuno-Oncology Translational Network (IOTN).
  • Respond to scientific requests for information relating to IOTN programs from the program directors, principle investigators and staff.
  • Work with NCI staff on IOTN program evaluation and in developing tools and metrics for monitoring progress of IOTN funded projects.
  • Coordinate the IOTN Program working group; schedule meetings; prepare meeting minutes:
  • Organize standing and ad hoc NCI staff working group meetings; work with coordinators to establish agendas; meeting minutes and action items; follow up as necessary.
  • Work with staff to develop solutions to emergent issues; prepare for future needs.
  • Bridge IOTN component activities (U01s and U24s) to facilitate investigator interactions and joint projects.
  • Coordinate the IOTN Steering Committee; schedule meetings; prepare meeting minutes.
  • Organize standing and ad hoc Steering Committee meetings; work with SC Chairs and NCI staff to establish agendas; prepare meeting minutes and action items; follow up as necessary.
  • Plan and provide support to IOTN Steering Committee face-to-face meetings (1x per year) in collaboration with U24 DMRC.
  • Develop meeting programs
  • Work with staff on planning support for any IOTN-sponsored workshops.
  • Participate in other NCI pan-Moonshot Working Groups
  • Serve as liaison to other CM working groups; report back to the IOTN working group and IOTN Steering Committee.
  • Participate in all IOTN cross-consortium Working Groups.
  • Work with NCI Program staff to track and evaluate progress toward achieving key milestones.
  • Coordinate IOTN web presence and social media with the DMRC.
  • Coordinate activities between IOTN and other Cancer Moonshot programs.
  • Prepare and synthesize annual progress reports; track milestones and otherreporting activities as directed.


Job Requirements


Education and/or Experience

  • Ph.D. in Immunology, Cancer Biology or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of related research experience with expertise in cancer immunotherapy.
  • Expertise in a broad range of scientific and technical areas.
  • Ability to organize and lead working groups of variable size and focus.
  • Fluency with using and generating spreadsheets, google docs, scheduling, drop box, etc.
  • Understanding of the realities of data quality assurance, data harmonization, data sharinginfrastructure, and incentive for data sharing,


  • PhD or expertise in cancer immunology/immunotherapy
  • Ability to organize working groups and act as liaison between aligned groups in a consortium
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills; ability to conceptualize and convey complex information to diverse groups


  • PhD in a closely aligned field and evidence of relevant work experience in cancer immunology/immunotherapy
  • Relevant work experience in a science-focused consortium
  • Relevant experience presenting to diverse groups at scientific meetings


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