Clinical Sciences Senior Consultant
Sapient Government Services (US) - Arlington, VA

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SAPIENT Government Services, INC.

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JOB TITLE – Sr. business Consultant

Job Title: Manager Program Management

Reports to: Program Manager
Location: Rockville, MD; Arlington, VA

Employee Status: Regular, full-time
Travel: < 5%
Start Date: Immediately
Clearance Requirement: Public Trust

Job Summary:
The Sr. Consultant will support the Clinical Sciences workspace helping to coordinate the clinical sciences community to define and prioritize requirements and serve as a liaison between the community and the workspace governance and project teams. Additionally, the Sr. Consultant will be able to lead technical and business analysis projects.

The ideal candidate will have a strong scientific and technical background, preferably in Clinical Sciences research. The candidate will be highly organized with a flexible nature, be able to lead large diverse groups to consensus decisions, and work successfully in a rapidly changing domain while interacting with researchers and technologists to define, solve, and manage cancer research problems. The ideal candidate must have a strategic sense of how to best support the Clinical Sciences community, as well as the tactical capabilities to lead and deliver on a critical project within Clinical Sciences that needs support.

The client / project being supported is the NCI National Cancer Informatics Program (NCIP). The National Cancer Informatics Program is a National Cancer Institute (NCI) initiative to link cancer researchers and their data. NCIP refers to the computing infrastructure that will provide interoperability between the NCI-designated Cancer Center community, although the intention is that any organization should be able to participate in, and take advantage of, the tools and data made available through the initiative.

The work of the community is organized by workspaces, virtual teams that develop technologies in specific areas of interest. The workspaces serve as self-sustaining communities of partners in which tools and ideas are continually being developed, shared, and improved. Currently, NCIP workspaces are organized into three categories (Domain Workspaces, Cross-Cutting Workspaces, and Strategic-Level Workspaces). The domain workspaces are in need of scientifically-oriented, technically focused project managers capable of scoping, estimating, managing, and reporting on projects serving the cancer research community.

Foster collaboration with the cancer community to ensure sustained alignment between scientific and informatics leadership; showing the ability to align diverse groups, facilitate communications and drive consensus decision-making
Exhibit strong communication skills coupled with excellent presentation, public speaking, and business writing skills; requiring experience in developing and delivering effective presentations to large organizations and customer settings
Demonstrate skills in areas of leadership, teamwork, relationship management, problem analysis/resolution, consensus-building and technical project management; showing ability to effectively direct multiple initiatives in a high-energy environment
Translate scientific research challenges into functional and technical requirements and models
Work with geographically dispersed personnel using virtual meetings and teleconferences.
Gather and report project and program trend information
Define, run, and manage workspace governance initiatives
Lead technology or scientific projects

Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Legal Permanent Resident
Eligible for U.S. Government Clearance.

Experience Guidelines:
Experience in scientific development or research, preferably in Clinical Sciences
Experience organizing and facilitating work groups
Experience in Project / Program Management

Scientific Background

Strong background in a scientific / research / health care domain
Strong understanding of Clinical Sciences research
Domain Background

Facilitating large working groups
Planning and managing technical projects
Strategic communication
Exposure to technology, design, and service oriented architecture
Strong background Project/Program Management

Bachelor’s Degree required from college or University working in a scientific / health care / computer science environment
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