BTRP Science Team Lead

Posted Date 2 months ago(4/26/2022 10:47 AM)
Requisition #
Security Clearance
Full Time
Portal Location : Location




The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program works cooperatively with allies and partners to reduce or eliminate WMD threats. The DoD’s CTR Program is implemented by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) in alignment with the 2017 National Security Strategy, 2018 National Defense Strategy, and the DoD Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Strategy. The cooperative nature of the DoD’s CTR activities yields a secondary benefit of strengthening regional alliances, deepening existing partnerships, and attracting new partners.  


Role Description:   

At Noblis and Noblis ESI, we have excellent teams of smart, collaborative, proactive experts, and professionals. We are actively seeking to identify personnel to join our team of talented professionals who possess the experience, vision, commitment, and integrity to successfully support the strategic goals of the Department of Defense’s program.


Noblis is looking to hire a Senior Science Team Lead to support the DoD Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP) mission in cooperation with DoD partner nations. Responsibilities for the position include, but not limited to:


Team management

  • Responsible for managing A&AS teams of scientists, specialists, and project officers (approximately 30 personnel). This role requires managerial leadership, delegation, resourcing, and staffing skills to include staffing new personnel, negotiating time/effort with clients, distributing tasks, and managing staff conducting periodic international travel.
  • Client management is essential and will require periodic client feedback on personnel, processes, and deliverables.
  • Provide leadership of staff at various education and experience levels through mentoring and coaching. This will include overseeing new personnel training, addressing performance issues, and leading/coordinating annual performance appraisals.
  • Collaboration with fellow Leads across the larger A&AS team of project officers, acquisition specialists, operations managers, and strategic planners is required for information sharing, strategic initiatives, staffing, quality control, etc.

Direct client technical support

  • Lead weekly sync meetings with government Chief Scientist. Discuss upcoming meetings, contracting and finance actions, taskers, meetings, personnel/staffing discussions, process improvement, track Science Team initiatives, etc.
  • Support development of BTRP’s science strategies and messaging.
  • Weekly Activity Report (WAR): Review and consolidate inputs, making recommendations for significant revisions.
  • Managerial responsibilities for team equities to formal DoD taskers including review, distribution, and progress toward completion.
  • Technical responsibilities supporting program events including program reviews and scientific conferences. Lead A&AS coordination of technical contribution including identification of participants, evaluation of presentation materials, generation of final report, etc.
  • Attend and support client meetings in both managerial and technical roles. These may/will include: Contracting & Finance meetings, Weekly Ops Meetings, Bi-weekly Science Meetings, Monthly Proposal Evaluation Board Meetings, Business Meetings, and working groups as needed.



Required skills and knowledge:

  • Education/Experience: The candidate must possess a master’s degree and over 10 years of relevant experience.
  • Excellent managerial, organizational, and written/oral communication skills.
  • Interim DoD SECRET clearance or higher.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects which includes resourcing, tracking, follow-up and follow-through to project completion.
  • Flexibility/adaptability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to lead, mentor, and coach employees.
  • Willingness to travel internationally as needed.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Education/Experience: The desired candidate should possess a PhD degree in a related biology field in an effort to support defense / national security related projects.
  • Familiarity with DTRA Cooperative Threat Reduction.
  • Familiarity with nonproliferation and international engagement experience.
  • Candidates with a final Secret, Top Secret, or Top Secret/SCI clearance are preferred.
  • Federal Acquisition life-cycle expertise.




Client Engagement

· Learn about the Noblis business development lifecycle, processes, tools, and account structure
· Contribute specialized domain or technical content to proposal sections or client white papers
· Build a productive relationship with your client and understand their structure and goals


With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. Noblis seeks an environment free from COVID-19 and prefers all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  Attestation of vaccination status will be required for employment with Noblis.  Unvaccinated employees may be subject to additional health and safety requirements to include any federal, state and/or client restrictions.


Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiaries, Noblis ESI, Noblis MSD and Noblis + Mikros Systems tackle the nation's toughest problems and apply advanced solutions to our clients' most critical missions. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise together in an environment of independence and objectivity to deliver enduring impact on federal missions. Noblis works with a wide range of government clients in the defense, intelligence and federal civil sectors. Learn more at Noblis -About Us


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Our employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public. Noblis has won numerous workplace awards. Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace.


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