Business Analyst (NCI)
Within the Leidos Biomedical Research Inc.’s Clinical Research Directorate, the Clinical Monitoring Research Program (CMRP) provides high-quality comprehensive and strategic operational support to the high-profile domestic and international clinical research initiatives of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Clinical Center (CC), National Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Since its inception in 2001, CMRP’s ability to provide rapid responses, high-quality solutions, and to recruit and retain experts with a variety of backgrounds to meet the growing research portfolios of NCI, NIAID, CC, NHLBI, NIAMS, NCATS, NINDS, and NIMH has led to the considerable expansion of the program and its repertoire of support services. CMRP’s support services are strategically aligned with the program’s mission to provide comprehensive, dedicated support to assist National Institutes of Health researchers in providing the highest quality of clinical research in compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines, maintaining data integrity, and protecting human subjects. For the scientific advancement of clinical research, CMRP services include comprehensive clinical trials, regulatory, pharmacovigilance, protocol navigation and development, and programmatic and project management support for facilitating the conduct of 400+ Phase I, II, and III domestic and international trials on a yearly basis. These trials investigate the prevention, diagnosis, treatment of, and therapies for cancer, influenza, HIV, and other infectious diseases and viruses such as hepatitis C, tuberculosis, malaria, and Ebola virus; heart, lung, and blood diseases and conditions; parasitic infections; rheumatic and inflammatory diseases; and rare and neglected diseases. CMRP’s collaborative approach to clinical research and the expertise and dedication of staff to the continuation and success of the program’s mission has contributed to improving the overall standards of public health on a global scale.
The Clinical Monitoring Research Program (CMRP) provides support to the financial management and oversight of NIAID DCR’s clinical research studies, including Ebola, HIV, and other clinical research studies. The position will compile and assist with the analysis of financial information for clinical research efforts supported within the program.
- Organizes and implements a variety of responsibilities related to the flow of materials, products, services and associated systems information under the direction of their supervisor
- Assists with gathering, analyzing, preparing and summarizing recommendations for financial plans, acquisition activity, trending future requirements, operating forecasts, etc.
- Monitors and provides monthly revenue and/or expense analyses on complex projects/problems in which analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of tangible and intangible variables
- Works with the Business Analyst III, primary program managers and clinical research teams to develop internal budgets that include all projected costs applicable to the clinical research studies and projects
- Develops detailed final budgets, in conjunction with the supervisor and project teams, identifying all clinical research activities, tests, and other associated activities to be performed during the conduct of the study based on the study protocol and related documents
- Assists with performing financial forecasting and reconciliation of internal accounts
- Prepares, monitors and analyzes cost proposals, reports and staffing for review by the supervisor and/or project team
- Prepares closing financial reports and obtains proper approvals from program management
- Maintains annual budget assumption documents with up-to-date information to track for actuals, approvals and estimates at completion details
- Maintains and tracks protocol budget documentation and conducts regular audits to ensure the accuracy and completeness of these records
- Assignments are performed independently with the support of program management staff
- Works with supervisor on complex clinical research studies where analysis requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation in a scientific discipline. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education).
- Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
- In addition to the education requirements, a minimum of one (1) year progressively responsible job-related experience
- Progressively responsible experience must demonstrate increased independence and overall responsibility for more complex projects
- Demonstrated experience with analysis of budgets and costs, including burn rates and cost projections
- Demonstrated ability of budgeting and cost tracking
- Ability to collect and disseminate information in a clear, concise manner
- Ability to create Excel and database reports
- Ability to track multiple projects concurrently
- Working knowledge of MS Office Suite including Excel (advanced), PowerPoint (intermediate), and Word (intermediate)
- Excellent research and investigative skills with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
- Ability to review complex documents independently and/or in collaboration with clinical research managers, and determine sufficiency of financial documentation
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
- Knowledge of governmental regulations; knowledge of human subject’s protection and/or clinical research activities
- Knowledge and experience with clinical research
- Budgetary and strategic planning experience and responsibilities as it relates to clinical research
- Knowledge of study design, clinical and biospecimen terms used in research studies and scientific and medical concepts and terminology
- MS Excel (Advanced)
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.