Secretary (NCI)

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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 NIAID Vaccine Research Center (VRC)’s Clinical Testing of Vaccines to Protect Against Zika program.



  • Conducts site supply needs assessments and identifies and requests program supplies to include, but not limited to; laboratory equipment/supplies, office supplies, and other operations supplies; provides data entry for inventory management
  • Assists with inventory logistics management (delivery and receipt)
  • Assists in coordination of in-country shipping and tracking
  • Assists in monitoring of due dates for specimen shipping
  • Assists in tracking of specimen shipments
  • Maintains various tracking systems using Microsoft Excel, SharePoint and other applicable job-related software
  • Arranges and coordinates scientific meetings, seminars and conferences, including logistical matters such as locations, times, participants, agendas and schedules
  • Communicates and interacts with high level executive, administrative, clinical, laboratory, and programmatic management personnel both internally and externally to gather and convey information
  • Prepares complex domestic and international travel logistics and arrangements per established Federal Travel Regulations (FTR)
  • Coordinates conference room scheduling/logistics and calendars for staff
  • Attends meetings, transcribes, prepares and edits technical meeting minutes for review and distribution
  • Schedules calendar appointments, receives telephone calls and makes proper referrals
  • Assists with the monitoring of outside correspondence, including e-mail, fax, and mail
  • This position is located in Frederick, Maryland



To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible secretarial experience, including one (1) year at the level of Secretary II
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of administrative office functions
  • Ability to utilize tact, diplomacy, discretion and judgment in the work environment
  • Ability to efficiently organize work priorities and complete assigned duties independently or with minimal assistance
  • Must be detail-oriented and possess strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks/projects on time
  • Demonstrated exceptional communication skills both verbally and in writing
  • Proficiency in MS Office software, Word/Excel
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects
  • Experience in procurement acquisition and shipping
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  •  Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint)

Leidos Overview:
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.
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