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Bioengineer

companyLMI Consulting
locationFrederick, MD, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023

Overview

LMI is seeking a qualified Bioengineer to support our Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (JPEO-CBRND) Joint Project Manager for Medical Countermeasure Systems (JPM MCS) client at our Ft. Detrick, MD location. Active Secret clearance preferred; only candidates eligible for a Secret level clearance will be considered (US Citizenship required).

LMI offers a generous compensation package with excellent benefits that start the first day of employment. Business casual dress, flexible work schedules, and tuition reimbursement are a few of our many work-life benefits available to our employees.

LMI has been named a 2022 #TopWorkplace in the United States by Top Workplaces! We are honored to be recognized as a company that values a people-centered culture, and we are grateful to our employees for making this possible!

Responsibilities

Candidate responsibilities will: 

  • Serve as the technical representative on project teams, supporting risk planning efforts and providing advice and assistance in implementing process improvements for products.
  • Serve on internal and external integrated product teams (IPTs), responsible for organizing meetings, preparing agendas, documenting meeting minutes and action items.
  • Participate in contractor site visits, assisting in monitoring performance, regulatory and quality standards, and providing technical oversight during production/manufacturing.
  • Serve as the programmatic representative at conferences and stakeholder meetings.
  • Provide technical knowledge to guide the product team through corrective/preventative actions.
  • Collaborate with project teams and participate in the evaluation of technical results in multiple developmental areas, developing strategies to move the program forward.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners and research projects to produce effective solutions for maintaining cost, schedule, and performance parameters.
  • Provide periodic update reports to Product Managers (PMs).
  • Assist the PMs in assessing cost and schedule risks and developing mitigation strategies.
  • Develop drafts and/or review and provide edits/comments to technical documentation (i.e., development/technology transition agreements, and standard operating procedures).
  • Prepare and/or review draft protocols and study plans pertaining to a range of developmental efforts (assay development), providing feedback in support of advanced development efforts.
  • Prepare documentation/presentations to summarize technical results, to include displaying results in “Layman’s” terms, formulating conclusions, and developing technical strategies in response to the data outcomes.
  • Review and search scientific literature and databases in order to identify technical information and to provide references to support product development efforts.
  • Assist to identify and assess risks of new technologies and ongoing projects.
  • Prepare briefing materials.
  • Provide technical oversight and project management support, acquisition program strategic planning, contract guidance, and advisory services for DBPAO commodities with little to no supervision.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on all program quality initiatives (e.g., internal and external International Standards Organization (ISO) accreditations, existence and completeness audits, quality assurance, quality control, etc.).
  • Develop product test protocols (i.e., validation studies, stability studies, sampling plans with traceability to statistic models, and Defense Biological Product Assurance Office (DBPAO) assay design packages).
  • Provide technical input to acquisition documents and presentations in support of program reviews, or other program presentations.

Qualifications

Successful candidate will:

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering Management, or a related discipline, as well as ten (10) years of general experience and seven (7) years of relevant experience.
  • Preferred: Master’s degree in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering Management, or a related discipline, as well as eight (8) years of general experience and five (5) years of relevant experience.
  • Possess DAU Level I equivalency in Program Management or senior-level experience in pharmaceutical/biotechnology vaccine and drug development portfolio management (i.e., investment decisions based on the risk management process). DAU courses will be at Government cost; however, travel costs (ex: Per Diem, lodging, mileage) will not be at Government cost.
  • Possess five (5) years of Industry experience in pharmaceutical/biotechnology advanced development (i.e., IND to FDA approval).
  • Possess five (5) years of project management experience in cost, schedule, performance, risk analysis, and advice.
  • Possess experience in pharmaceutical/biotechnology drug development portfolio management (i.e., investment decisions based on the risk management process).
  • Possess strong analytical and problem solving skills, as well as good organization skills to balance and prioritize work.
  • Possess extensive customer support/relations experience.
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Maintaining interpersonal contacts to increase effective team dynamics; effectively communicating ideas, requirements, and scientific knowledge across and within organizations united for the development of medical countermeasures.
  • Possess five years of working experience with Microsoft Office, to include Outlook, Project, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
  • Possess sufficient experience in the use of Microsoft Project and Microsoft Excel to provide a level of proficiency that allows independent development and management of resource loaded Integrated Master Schedules (IMSs) and financial documents.
  • Active Secret clearance preferred; only candidates eligible for a Secret level clearance will be considered (US Citizenship required).


LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LMI is committed to the fair treatment of all and to our policy of providing applicants and employees with equal employment opportunities. LMI recruits, hires, trains, and promotes people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, disability, age, protected veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with the application process, please contact accommodations@lmi.org

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