Project Control Scheduler, Vaccine Production (NCI)

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Project / Program Management
Day Job
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Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
Public Trust

The Vaccine Clinical Materials Program (VCMP) is responsible for the overall direction of the operations/manufacturing of the vaccine and biotherapeutic development facility for the development of experimental therapeutics for pre-clinical and Phase I and II clinical trials targeting a range of infectious diseases.


Reporting to the Director of Manufacturing, the Project Control Scheduler will:

  • Develop and coordinate an integrated master plan and schedule to meet Vaccine Clinical Materials Program objectives
  • Assist management and operations personnel in tracking and progress monitoring of vaccine production projects, tracking plans and schedules, performing risk analysis, identifying and resolving conflicts
  • Analyze quantitative project control data, develop metrics and make recommendations to improve scheduling efficiency
  • Work with management and operations staff to obtain information necessary to implement resource allocation, bottleneck analysis, status reports and impact to deadlines
  • Maintain schedules at both the detailed and integrated levels using Microsoft Project and/or other software tools
  • Assist with monitoring project schedules
  • Partner with Materials Management and Purchasing to ensure Bill of Materials are updated as necessary
  • Partner with Materials Management to ensure production materials are ordered and in stock so as not to negatively impact production
  • Manage and track approval of process technology transfer and analytical methods transfer documentation


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

  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education)
  • Six (6) years of relevant experience, including project management experience and associated software
  • Demonstrated ability to review, analyze, and report on project status
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a public trust security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Experience in a cGMP-compliant operational environment
  • Demonstrated ability to review, analyze and report on project status as related to vaccine production


  • Provides professional input to complete assignments/projects
  • Works independently receiving guidance in only the most complex situations
  • Exercises judgment in the evaluation, selection and adaptation of both standard and complete techniques and procedures
  • Accountable for meeting own target which will impact the discipline
  • Impact is limited to the achievement of medium-term goals
  • Develops and manages operational initiatives to deliver tactical results
  • Advanced knowledge in a specialized field and broad knowledge of several related disciplines within a function
  • Understand the interrelationships of different disciplines, directs the applications of existing principles and guides development of new policies and ideas
  • Implementation of solutions often requires a longer-term view, based on limited information, and take into consideration multiple perspectives and future implications
  • Solves complete problems; takes a broad perspective to identify solutions
  • Adapts style and uses persuasion in delivering messages on complete issues where audience perspectives will be divergent
  • Actions as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may direct the work of other staff members

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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