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Leidos Publications Coordinator in Frederick, Maryland

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Job Description:

The Life Sciences Operation of the Health Group of Leidos is accepting applications for a Publications Coordinator, contingent upon contract award, to provide scientific and administrative support to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

The NHLBI supports several precision medicine initiatives and promotes data sharing platforms to facilitate discoveries that will revolutionize the treatment of heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. This work is in support of a large NHLBI biomedical precision medicine-focused consortium. This is NOT a laboratory position,

The Publications Coordinator will be responsible for maintenance of policies and mechanisms for paper proposal and manuscript submission for the consortium. In addition, the Publications Coordinator will assist investigators with the submission process, required information and approvals, and ensuring proper acknowledgement of data used in the manuscript. Responsible for defining and developing processes, policies, roles and responsibilities, and performance metrics. Conducts analysis of mission processes including current state and gap analyses. Will coordinate with teams, ascertaining requirements, such as program functions, input/output, and system techniques. Plans and recommends process improvements, including: future design, change management, and transition planning. Conduct client interviews. Interfaces with all areas of publication proposal project including customer, computer, and client services.

This is a full-time remote position. This is NOT a laboratory position. Some local travel may be required. DC Metro area required.

This position requires a US Citizen with the ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance.

Primary Responsibilities

The Publications Coordinator will be responsible for maintenance of policies and mechanisms for paper proposal and manuscript submission for the consortium. In addition, the Publications Coordinator will assist investigators with the submission process, required information and approvals, and ensuring proper acknowledgement of data used in the manuscript.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Managing a submission queue and database

  • Organizing review sessions

  • Communicating with committee members and investigators

  • Performing administrative review of manuscripts

  • Maintaining a current publications list

  • Performing regular literature searches

  • Managing database accessions and submissions

  • Preparing monthly and quarterly status reports and briefings

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree with 3 years of related experience or PhD. Post-graduate degree should be in biological sciences, or a related discipline.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain NIH security clearance.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment

  • Proficient in suite of Office tools,

Preferred Qualifications

  • Background or experience in informatics and/or precision medicine research.

  • Demonstrated publication experience

  • Experience working directly for or with federal scientific agencies strongly preferred

  • Background in review processes

  • Background in communications including arbitration

External Referral Bonus:Ineligible

External Referral Bonus $:

Potential for Telework:Yes, 75%

Clearance Level Required:Public Trust

Travel:Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40

Shift:Day

Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Life Scientist

Pay Range:

#Remote REQNUMBER: R-00061654

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.

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