Goldbelt, Inc.

Science Officer - PCaRP

Job Locations US-Remote Hire
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Goldbelt Frontier fosters a collaborative environment where employees are encouraged to utilize and employ their operational and leadership skills. Many senior project managers and business analysts are subject matter experts in their respective fields. Frontier understands how to support multiple stakeholders to aid in developing and implementing national policies, strategies, and doctrine.



In support of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP), Science Officers (SOs) will support the administration of Congressional appropriation grants which foster novel approaches to biomedical research in response to the expressed needs of its stakeholders; the American public, the Department of Defense, and Congress. Science Officers will support grant negotiations, milestone tracking, contract modifications, publication reviews and patents. They serve as the primary point of contact for the funded investigator, acting as a liaison between the investigator and the contracting, regulatory, and other military sponsors. Science Officers function as a liaison between funded investigator and military sponsoring agency. The Science Officer will apply their scientific knowledge and general understanding of grant funding to provide technical review and oversight to support the CDMRP mission.


Specific Program Support: Pancreatic Cancer Research Program (PCaRP)


Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide scientific, management, and administrative support.
  • Administer research awards, including basic science and multi-institutional and multidisciplinary consortia, advanced therapeutic development, and clinical trial research awards.
  • Review proposals that have been recommended for funding, considering peer and programmatic review comments, and provide notes to the contracting agency to assist with award negotiation.
  • Identify missing regulatory information and documentation required for compliance.
  • Review the current and pending support documents for grant overlap issues to include duplication of funding with other agencies, either federal or private.
  • Identify notable research accomplishments and provide scientific writing support focused on highlights, program book content, annual report content, press releases, and other print and electronic products.
  • Maintain accurate grant files and track compliance through an internal electronic database system.
  • Assign and review portfolio codes for new research awards.
  • Facilitate communication efforts with the research protections office, contracting activities authority, and the PI and their research team regarding issues with their research grant.
  • Identify research awards (i.e., clinical trials) that require specific project milestones and work with the contracting office, sponsor, and PI to establish appropriate metrics and milestones such as a one-year milestone for human subject’s approval.
  • Review quarterly, annual, and final technical progress reports.
  • Verify that the SOW is being followed and all regulatory approvals are in place for the work being done.
  • Assess the relevance of reported publications and patents.
  • Provide briefings regarding the research portfolio to CDMRP, USAMRDC and DOD leadership, as needed.
  • Participate in working groups such as Program Evaluation, Consumer Working Group, SBIR/STTR, Technology Development Working Group, and the Internal Review Process as a program resource.
  • May attend peer review, programmatic review, and scientific conferences as requested.
  • Other administrative-related duties, as assigned.


Necessary Skills and Knowledge:

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to speak to scientific and non-scientific audiences in a clear, concise manner.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the cancer research landscape.
  • Ability to learn Electronic Grant Systems (EGS).
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters in scientific discipline.
  • Peer-reviewed publications in the field of cancer research.
    US Citizenship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in scientific discipline.
  • Expertise in the field of pancreatic cancer research.
  • Research portfolio management experience.

The salary range for this position is $70,000.00-$90,000.00 annual.




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