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Noblis Optical Engineering SME in Boston, Massachusetts

Responsibilities

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The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) is a research funding agency that supports transformative biomedical and health breakthroughs to provide health solutions for all.

ARPA-H advances high-potential, high-impact biomedical and health research that cannot be readily accomplished through traditional research or commercial activity. ARPA-H awardees are developing entirely new ways to tackle the hardest challenges in health.With a scope spanning the molecular to the societal, ARPA-H programs have the potential to radically improve everyone's health. Their streamlined awards process enables us to act quickly and catalyze cutting-edge biomedical and health research. ARPA-H creates an environment to support the best ideas from Program Managers that bring together dynamic teams to solve the toughest health challenges.

Noblis has large-scope, deep and decades long experience organizationally supporting federal Advanced Research Project Agencies across domains of DHS, Intelligence, Transportation, Aerospace, Sustainability, and much more. Additionally, we have decades of experienced expertise in Healthcare, Biosciences. We span functions of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI / ML), Scientific and Technical Advisory subject matter expertise (SETA) within R&D, and the diversity of functions within Program management and strategy. This has served as a foundation of our continued growth and impact as an organization. Furthermore, as a nonprofit with a mission to "Use science and technology for the public good", we have invested leveraged our talented teams in successful innovations for new technologies that have resulted in advancing the capabilities of a variety of public sector entities to accomplish objectives in the interests of the public.

Biosciences and healthcare are in a historical renaissance of advancements to change the course of biomedical advancements and healthcare. Due to the mission of ARPA-H, and the alignment with our capabilities and history, Noblios is excited to partner with ARPA-H.

The Optical Engineering Specialist will be responsible for and not limited to:

  • Planning and developing high-risk, high-reward R&D projects that have the potential to transform human health.

  • Evaluating the feasibility of technical approaches to transformative health breakthroughs.

  • Reviewing health research-related technical reports.

  • Developing and evaluating scientific capability development strategies.

  • Monitoring R&D projects and technical performance against goals.

  • Developing test and evaluation methodologies.

  • Assessing the efficacy, safety, cost lifecycle costs of proposed or realized scientific solutions.

  • Developing scientific program status reports, PowerPoint briefings, and read-ahead materials.

  • Developing, monitoring, and maintaining a central repository of R&D efforts.

  • Organizing, coordinating, and participating in meetings, discussions, and seminars on ARPA-H-related topics.

  • Communicating scientific findings and the relevant impact to technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Providing support to Portfolio and Program Managers in their continued engagement with ARPA-H customers.

  • Performing routine tasks including, but not limited to, scheduling, writing internal memos, maintaining and updating Program Management records, filing, intranet website maintenance, preparing and reviewing presentations, records maintenance, and coordinating daily operations of the assigned program.

  • Managing and respond to program-aligned data calls, compiling information, and preparing information for reporting to senior leadership.

  • Assisting with planning technology transitions to end users and customers.

  • Supporting the identification, assessment, evaluation, and testing of existing and emerging optical engineering technologies, systems, and capabilities, including: coordination with related government, academic, and industry programs; attending meetings and symposia; coordinating meetings and programs reviews; and supporting program advocacy including development and production of presentation materials.

  • Providing Noblis-internal leadership, including:Possible line management responsibilities.Providing professional development and mentorship for teammates.Development of new Business Development (BD) opportunities and related capture management, in close collaboration with Noblis’ BD team.

Work is on-site with the possibility to telework 1-2 days per week

Required Qualifications

Required minimum skills and knowledge:

  • PhD in engineering, physics, chemistry, or other optical engineering-related field with 7+ years of relevant experience

  • Senior-level technical experience managing optical engineering projects

  • US Citizen and able to obtain a Public Trust Clearance

  • Experience with progressively more difficult levels of planning and developing high-risk, high-reward optical engineering R&D projects that have the potential to transform human health.

  • Demonstrated skill in conceiving, planning, and conducting research of considerable scope and complexity requiring unconventional or novel approaches and sophisticated research techniques.

  • Demonstrated experience in the use of advanced techniques, theories, precepts, and practices required in optical engineering.

  • Demonstrated creativity, foresight, initiative, and mature judgment in anticipating and solving unprecedented problems.

  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and presentation skills. Proven results-oriented problem-solving abilities. Experience with presentation graphics and/or spreadsheet tools.

  • Experience providing guidance, feedback, and consulting services to federal program managers.

  • Ability to work in a dynamic team-oriented environment, demonstrate teamwork and initiative, and function productively in the face of new assignments and the re-prioritization of existing assignments

Desired Qualifications

Desired skills and knowledge:

  • Experience with having successfully demonstrated the ability to independently conduct the appropriate analysis to offer recommendations, solution, and alternatives to resolve R&D issues, concerns, problems, or methods in areas related to ARPA program offices.

  • Peer-reviewed publications in medical device development is highly desirable.

  • Experience in establishing strong working relationships with R&D program managers as well as organization leadership; tracking task order efforts to rapidly identify and resolve potential and new problems; and identifying and resolving administrative and contractual issues related to a support services contract is required.

Overview

Noblis (http://www.noblis.org/) and our wholly owned subsidiaries, Noblis ESI , and Noblis MSD 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. Noblis -About Us (https://careers.noblis.org/about-noblis/)

Why work at a Noblis company?

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 (http://www.noblis.org/about/Awards/) . Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace.

Salary Range Explanation

At Noblis we recognize and reward your contributions, provide you with growth opportunities, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, and work-life programs. Our award programs acknowledge employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our service standards. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in our benefit programs. Other offerings may be provided for employees not within this category. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting theBenefits (https://careers.noblis.org/benefits/) page on ourCareers (https://careers.noblis.org/) site.

Salary at Noblis is determined by various factors, including but not limited to, the combination of education, certifications, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, internal and external equity, location, and clearance level, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements and applicable employment laws. The projected compensation range for this position is provided within the posting and are based on full time status. Part time staff receive a prorated salary based on regularly scheduled hours. The estimated minimum and maximum displayed represents the broadest range for this position (inclusive of high geographic and high clearance requirements), and is just one component of Noblis’ total compensation package for employees.

Posted Salary Range

USD $81,900.00 - USD $143,300.00 /Yr.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Noblis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race (as well as because of or on the basis of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

Noblis is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Noblis will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact employee-relations@noblis.org .

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Posted Date 6 days ago (5/15/2024 9:40 AM)

Requisition # 23352

Security Clearance Public Trust

Employment Type Full Time

Portal Location : Location US-MA-Boston

Company Noblis

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