Project Manager - IT

Job opening ID

1200

Posting title

Project Manager - IT

Roles and responsibilities

Must be a US Citizen
Long term ongoing contract position
W2 with full benefits
Some travel may be required

Location: 
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
Information Technology and Applications Center (ITAC)
Rockledge 1, Suite 6086
6705 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD  20892

Job Description:

The contractor shall:
Collaborate with staff in the Scientific Solutions Delivery Branch of the Information Technology and Applications Center, including:
o Support Federal SDMs (IT Project Managers) and Contracting Officer Representatives (COR).
o Provide independent oversight of the efforts and resources of contracts across multiple NHLBI/ITAC program areas.
o Manage Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC) solutions delivery processes, in-cluding Agile, Test-Driven Development (TDD), Continuous Integration (CI), and DevOps. 
o Manage risks and issues in accordance with ITAC guidance.
o Utilize PM tools, such as Innotas and Jira, in accordance with ITAC guidance.
o Evaluate deliverables and make recommendations to staff for acceptance of systems. 
o Provide support to Federal and contractor staff to establish effective ITAC Program communications.
Work with staff on scientific computing and the NIH grants lifecycle, including:
o Provide Subject Matter Expertise (SME) support for implementation of systems to support the Division of Intramural Research including scientific and clinical research databases and tools.
o Provide SME support for implementation of integrated solutions that support the end-to-end grants lifecycle including: 
Idea generation through FOA and RFA development
Progress of a grant from receipt to award
Monitoring and grant closeout
Financial/Budget related components of the grant lifecycle
Grant lifecycle metrics
o Provide SME support for the integration of NHLBI grants systems with NIH systems in order to eliminate duplicate data entry and reduce overall administrative burden. 
Serve as a subject Matter Expert (SME) on Scientific Portfolio Analysis (SPA) related programs, processes, and systems. This included knowledge of and experience in the following areas: 
o Capabilities for measuring research impact such as identifying scientific concepts in publications (e.g. grants), associating concepts with researchers, identifying research gaps, analyzing research funding, quantifying return on investment for research portfolios, etc.
o Sematic web technologies, including controlled vocabularies/ontologies, triplestores, Natural Language Processing (NLP), etc.
o Relevant data sources for portfolio analysis, including publications, drugs, patents, biomarkers, funding, protocols, etc.
o Controlled vocabularies related to biomedical research, health and other related re-search areas such as MeSH, UMLS, SNOMED, Vivo, Eagle-I etc.
o Relevant analytical and data presentation tools.

Job Duties: 

Work products and documents related to the measurement of project performance; provide independent oversight of the efforts and resources of contracts across multiple NHLBI/ITAC program areas.
Work products and documents related to managing risks and issues in accordance with ITAC guidance; utilize PM tools, such as Innotas and Jira; evaluate deliverables and make recommendations.
Work products and documents related to working with staff on scientific computing and the NIH grants lifecycle; provide SME support for implementation of systems to support the DIR including scientific and clinical research databases and tools.
Work products and documents related to providing SME support for implementation of integrated solutions; provide SME support for the integration of NHLBI grants systems with NIH systems in order to eliminate duplicate data entry and reduce overall administrative burden. 
Work products and documents related to any project effort or research that does not yet have a place on an existing task order; provide weekly executive summaries on ITAC program status, and updates to the ITAC Program Management dashboard including but not limited to milestones and risks.
Work products and documents related to analyzing business practices and recommending improvements; develop communications and implement processes, tools, and methods to better communicate and track project and program investment.
Work products and documents related to serving SME on Scientific Portfolio Analysis (SPA) related programs, processes, and systems; address SDLC processes including, but not limited to process, checklists and templates.

Requirements:
Master's degree in Information Technology, Health IT, Bioinformatics, Computer Science or a related discipline; three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Bachelor’s degree is equivalent to a Master’s degree.
Minimum of ten (10) years of specialized experience in Information Technology, with significant experience in IT project management relating to scientific, research management or health IT systems.
Experience in all areas of the SDLC.
Experience working with the grants lifecycle. Highly desirable is experience working with NIH/NHLBI grants.
Experience relating to Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep related research.
Experience with the use of scientific controlled vocabularies and ontologies such as MeSH, UMLS and SNOMED.
Ability to present ideas and information to audiences of varying seniority including senior execu-tives.
Excellent organizational, critical thinking, analytical, decision making, time management and interpersonal skills.
Proficiency in Power Point, Project and other Microsoft applications.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

Number of positions

1

Location

Bethesda

State

Maryland