Project Manager

Location US
Job ID
Salaried Full Time Employee


DLH Corporation serves federal government clients throughout the United States and abroad delivering technology enabled solutions in key health and human services programs. The Company's core competencies include secure data analytics, clinical trials and laboratory services, case management, performance evaluation, system modernization, operational logistics and readiness, and strategic digital communications. DLH has over 1,950 employees serving numerous government agencies. DLH’s portfolio consists of Defense & Veteran Health Solutions, Human Services Solutions and Public Health & Life Sciences.


The Project Manager will combine in-depth knowledge of study operations with leadership, personnel management, and business skills to promote the effectiveness, profitability, and competitive position of the company. This position will oversee a team of 5-7 task order leads, study managers, research assistants and other personnel, in addition to directly managing 1-3 projects.  The Manager will help keep the company competitive by incorporating best practices in the areas of project management and personnel oversight. This includes ensuring accurate and timely execution of budgets to minimize cost overruns or underruns.

The Manager will be expected to engage in continuous quality improvement, with a focus on customer satisfaction (internal and external), product quality, and efficiency (lower cost). Process improvement projects will be conducted at all levels of the organization, including by the individuals of the team being managed. The Manager is accountable for maintaining a culture of performance excellence. This is accomplished through shared goals and leadership, collaboration, open communication, clear role expectations, early conflict resolution, and a strong sense of accountability and trust among the team. 


  • Supervise and mentor junior and mid-level study managers, research assistants, and other team members, continuing education in their respective fields with goals of building their communication and presentation skills, improving relationships with the client, and honing their project management skills. This includes conducting staff trainings and assigning and overseeing staff activities (30%).
  • Maintain on-time and within budget delivery of assigned programs and projects. This includes working with the contract program manager, principal investigators and other team members, to adhere to all contract requirements and delivery schedules while managing client expectations (30%).
  • Direct management of one or more task orders (20%).
  • Participate in business development proposal writing or review, as appropriate to skill set and experience (10%).
  • Promote the agenda of the DLH/SSS organization. Conduct oneself in a professional and appropriate manner, always, with staff and external clients and customers. 
  • Develop and present professional briefings and presentations to clients and senior leadership.
  • Develop study-specific project plans for assigned task orders, and mentor/assist team members in doing the same for their assigned task orders.
  • Submit, record, and track all Institutional Review Board (IRB) correspondence.
  • Review study protocol and manage internal team’s review and provide feedback to Client.
  • Develop investigator recruitment materials including feasibility assessments. Manage feasibility feedback and report status at regularly scheduled team meetings.
  • Develop study-specific project tools including, but not limited to, source document worksheets, newsletters, diaries, drug accountability logs, etc.
  • Assist with the identification of third party vendors per scope of work, manage vendor deliverables and process vendor expense authorizations.
  • Identify areas of risk and opportunities throughout the course of the study and incorporate risk mitigation plans as necessary.
  • Perform in-house site management activities including risk based monitoring activities as per scope of work.
  • Schedule team meetings and generate team meeting agendas and meeting minutes with action items.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a health-sciences related field
  • 2 years of experience in relevant field.
  • Successful prior project management experience.
  • Highly qualified candidates will provide evidence of one or more of the following attributes:
    • Project Management Institute (PMP) Certification
    • An advanced degree (MPH or equivalent) in a health-related field
    • Demonstrated ability to make timely and impactful decisions to drive business and staff growth.
    • Demonstrated experience effectively managing a team in a public health research environment.
    • Experience with federal government contracts
    • Experience with grant applications and management
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills
    • Proven record of contributing to expanding lines of work with existing clients as well as developing new client relationships
    • Contributions to the scientific community, as demonstrated by publications/presentations and membership in scientific organizations

DLH is committed to fostering a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.


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