Science & Technology Project Manager (Neuroscience)

Lorton, VA posted on January 14

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Established in 2001, The Tauri Group is a professional services firm known for our analytic rigor, practical solutions, and trusted advice in the areas of CBRN threat mitigation, defense science and technology, homeland security, and adjacent domains. We offer the financial stability and breadth of capability of a large company coupled with the corporate commitment and attention of a small firm. Our subject matter expertise, determination, agility, and commitment to active and ongoing client and stakeholder engagement enable us to solve tough problems and deliver results-oriented solutions that help our customers achieve mission success.  We tackle our clients’ most challenging problems by combining analytical rigor with world-class expertise and relevant operational experience.  At The Tauri Group, we do what’s right for the Program, the Mission, and the Nation.

We are seeking a Program Manager to support the Defense Threat Reduction Agency as part of the team supporting the Advanced and Emerging Threat portfolio. The Project Manager will serve as an advisor and action officer for a science and technology portfolio of projects developing capabilities to counter chemical and biological threats and will provide support to and coordination of acquisition and planning, programming, budgeting, and execution processes.

Candidates must have a current SECRET clearance


  • Active Secret Clearance
  • Combination of successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a MS in Neuroscience, Physiology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Biology, or a related discipline with seven years experience
  • Project management and/or acquisition experience in research and development
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Detail-oriented, self-starter with excellent communication and time management skills


  • Ph.D in a relevant discipline

  • Three (3) years of project management and/or acquisition experience in research and development

  • Five (5) years S&T project management experience in laboratory and program management office

  • Five (5) years Chemical and Biological Defense Program experience
  • Knowledge of traditional and non-traditional chemical warfare agents


Reviewing proposals, technical reports, and statements of work to ensure technical validity and evaluate current and emerging medical technologies and facilitate cross-communication regarding program priorities and courses of action

Understanding capability gaps and assisting in setting project- and product-level strategy and priorities, ensuring portfolio is responsive and mapped to program goals

Coordinating and consolidating complex, technical, programmatic, and strategic responses to support division initiatives to a variety of internal and external audiences. Instructions may be vague and require independent initiative and background research

Developing, reviewing and assessing documentation (e.g., Alignment Charts; Research, Development and Acquisition Plans; Technology Development Strategy; technical and cost reasonableness evaluations, independent cost estimates, Purchase Request Packages, etc.)

Tracking cost, schedule and performance of chemical and biological defense related technical projects to ensure they continue to meet the objectives of the program

Establishing and maintaining relationships with relevant internal and external stakeholders in the CBD community

Creating products for both technical and senior leader audiences

Performing discrete, special interest efforts to solve problems and complete studies

Advising the program team on risk assessment and risk management, technology portfolio and pipeline management, business and contracting strategies, technology transfers, and intellectual property management

Participating in Integrated Product Teams and serve as technical and programmatic point of contact

Attending technical conferences

At The Tauri Group, you'll collaborate with an elite, creative team of scientists, engineers, analysts, operations specialists, policy experts, and acquisition support specialists. We attract people who love their work and are dedicated to the complex challenges facing today's world. Our culture fosters engagement and enthusiasm, attracts and retains proven experts, and maintains a flexible environment that supports clients and staff. From our easily accessible offices in Alexandria, Virginia to our comprehensive benefits package, every aspect of our operations is designed to bring us the best in the field.

Financially, The Tauri Group is a smart choice, offering:

  • Highly competitive salaries
  • 401(k), including competitive matching and 100 % vesting after only one year
  • Business development and referral bonuses

We support your life outside of the office, too, with benefits including:

  • Highly competitive medical insurance and multiple plans to choose from
  • Dental and vision insurance plans
  • Tuition assistance
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Eight paid hours a year that you can devote to charity
  • Flexible work schedules