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Scientific Program Manager

  • Location: Rockville, MoCo, Maryland
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 15 days ago

  • Sector: Government
  • Start Date: 2022-06-13
  • Job Ref: 22-12164
The Child and Dimensional programs support traumatic stress research exploring basic dimensions of functioning (e.g., fear circuitry, working memory, arousal, emotion regulation) relevant to traditionally defined or perceived posttraumatic psychopathology among children, adolescents, and adults. These research programs are largely clinical with a continuum of research from mechanisms of disease risk, onset, progression, and recovery through the pursue on novel intervention targets and early-stage therapeutic development clinical trials. The ideal candidate has a strong understanding of traumatic stress research.
Minimum Education

Certifications & Licenses
* Doctoral degree preferred; a masters degree and 4 years of research experience acceptable.

Skills (Ranked By Priority)
1. A background in trauma is required
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 _represents priority rankings, where 1 is highest priority and 5 is lowest priority of those ranked_
* Demonstrates expertise with Microsoft MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.)
Field of Study
* Neuroscience
* Clinical Psychology
* Psychology
* Cognitive Science and Biopsychology
* Meet with lab members to present updates - Ad-Hoc

Develops and assists staff implement policies and procedures related to the organization's scientific programs.

* Collaborate with staff on the planning, implementation, coordination and evaluation of programs and initiatives in the assigned specialty area of research.

Collects, analyzes and creates scientific program information.

* Plan, initiate, monitor and conduct administrative/portfolio analyses to evaluate the effectiveness of the program in meeting established goals.

Coordinates workshops and reports their outcomes.

* Attend review, scientific, in-house and various other meetings; provide minutes/reports and self-directed analysis when requested.

Evaluates current scientific programs and determines if changes need to be made.

* Identify gaps in existing scientific knowledge and provide recommendations for future research efforts.

* Analyze the scientific merit and the adequacy of current and projected research programs.

* Conduct qualitative and quantitative analyses of Institute funded extramural research programs.

Assists with analyzing current scientific programs and developing and proposing new initiatives.

* Confer with other government agencies, extramural researchers and the broader scientific community on future projects, policy and general research.

Collaborates with management and prepares reports to keep them updated on new and ongoing programs and activities.

* Provide analyses to program staff of new research proposals, both pre- and post-application, regarding scientific strengths and weaknesses, experimental design, technical approaches, and overall impact.

Coordinates staff responsible for developing, installing and maintaining scientific programs.

* Develop, implement and monitor scientific planning and evaluation processes.

Analyzes current policies and procedures and suggests and develops improvements.

* Interpret scientific data to identify high priority, conduct portfolio analysis, identify opportunities and problem areas.

On-Call or Rotational Shifts No
Teleworking Eligible Yes
Nights No
Holidays No
Fixed Schedule No