Leidos Director of Operations (NCI) in FREDERICK, Maryland



The Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.'s staff of scientific, technical, and support professionals conducts basic and applied research in cancer and AIDS. It operates and manages the federal government's only vaccine manufacturing facilities (VPP, BDP), and runs the high-performance Advanced Biomedical Computing Center. It also operates the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center focused on cancer and AIDS research. The Leidos Biomedical Research Group’s Biospecimen Research Group (BRG) supports The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch (BBRB) and are jointly responsible for developing a common biorepository infrastructure that promotes resource sharing and team science, in order to facilitate multi-institutional, high throughput genomic and proteomic studies. The BRG also supports work being performed for the NCI’s Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives (CSSI) specifically the Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) which is a comprehensive and coordinated effort to accelerate the understanding of the molecular basis of cancer with the primary goal to improve the ability to diagnose, treat and prevent cancer by systematically identifying proteins that derive from alterations in cancer genomes and related biological processes, and provide this data with accompanying assays and protocols to the public.


The Biospecimen Research Group (BRG) supports the NCI by providing excellence in the scientific design and implementation of programs that depend upon the collection of tissue from cancer patients as well as in the management of the data that is collected and ascertained as a result of the research process.

The Director of Operations

  • Oversees operational activities for the Biospecimen Research Group

  • Manages a staff who will via subcontract, manage procurement teams and core biospecimen processing centers

  • Manages timelines associated with operational processes

  • Works with project managers to ensure the operational processes are aligned with each project’s priorities

  • Refines Standard Operating Procedures

  • Oversees processes related to pathology review of specimens

  • Understands the repositories used to collect and manage the data associated with projects as well as contribute to their design when needed

This position description does not represent a current opening but may be used to identify candidates with skills and experience for positions within Leidos Biomedical Research that frequently become available. Candidates who express an interest may be considered for future positions at Leidos Biomedical Research.



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

  • Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

  • In addition to education requirements, ten (10) years of experience in managing processes related to the Biospecimen procurement and processing arena, such as preservation, analyte extraction, sequencing, pathology review, shipment

  • Very strong writing skills are essential

  • Ability to review others writing and provide constructive feedback

  • Communication and verbal skills are of key importance

  • Demonstrated ability to manage people

  • Need to be able to work well with others

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a clearance

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.