Biomedical Program Advisor (Part-Time) – ARPA-H

Biomedical Program Advisor (Part-Time) - ARPA-H

Job ID: 9354568

Fairfax, VA, US


Masters Degree

Full Time, Temporary

Manager (Manager/Supervisor)


Government and Public Sector

First Shift (Day)

Fairfax, VA, US

Manager (Manager/Supervisor)

Full Time, Temporary

Government and Public Sector



Masters Degree

First Shift (Day)

Job details


Kelly Government Solutions is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers. We are seeking a Biomedical Program Advisor to support the Scalable Solutions division and funding initiatives for ARPA-H. Please Note: This position is contingent upon contract award. 


ARPA-H plays a pivotal role in identifying and funding groundbreaking biomedical and health projects that exceed the scope of traditional research efforts and commercial activities. The ARPA-H Scalable Solutions (SSO) mission office expands what is technically possible by utilizing an interdisciplinary approach and collaborative networks.  Challenges related to geography, manufacturing processes, distribution, and equitable access of health care solutions leads to disparities in health outcomes.  The office seeks solutions to improve the scalability, accessibility, and affordability of health care solutions, bridge gaps in underserved areas and populations, and develop location-specific interventions, telemedicine solutions, and mobile health clinics. 


TASKS/SERVICES. The contractor shall:? 


  • Assist with planning, preparing and implementing policies and strategies for technology commercialization 

  • Advise on the commercial market, strategy, business planning, intellectual property, product development, supply chain considerations and developing market studies 

  • Perform technology economic analysis to inform new programs targeting public and private follow-on funding sources  


  • Provide expert input to the Program Managers (PMs) in developing and researching ideas for recommendations for new programs, new program concepts, technologies, and new starts 

  • Assist in developing strategic and technical plans to promote the ARPA-H mission; and assist with support of the development of new programs, including assisting with preparation of new start briefings and assistance of new PMs. 


  • Provide recommendations to mitigate technical risk and potential program impact of failure; provide independent assessments of results of laboratory and other tests conducted by the performers;  

  • Provide SME support as needed in scientific reviews to include providing in-depth, expert feedback as to the strengths and weaknesses of research and development proposals, including proposal objectives and methodologies 

  • Provide technical expertise to research, analyze and summarize findings of emerging technologies and associated policy issues. 


  • Provide technical feedback to risk reduction activities as to their benefit and cost; and assist with independent assessments of results of laboratory and other tests conducted by the performers to help determine risk or risk mitigation strategies. Support the development and implementation of a risk management strategy that captures risk from across all ARPA-H business and program offices 


  • Track technical progress and deliverables for ongoing efforts and assist in the liaison with Government agents, performers, and the technical community to provide the Program Manager with an accurate understanding of technical progress, issues, and health of the program 

  • Prepare program management briefings and documents describing the technical approach, organizational resources and management controls meeting the cost, performance, and schedule requirements throughout the execution of each program, study, and SBIRs 


  • Assist in the annual budget process to ensure the thrust areas have appropriate coverage and technology shortfalls are being addressed as well as the development and updating of narrative and budgetary input to budget data calls, such as congressional staffer briefing  


  • Quickly understand technical concepts and assist with preparing presentation material that accurately and clearly conveys these concepts to senior Health and Human Services (HHS) personnel and stakeholders 


  • Assist with testing and/or demonstrations as required to support the objectives of the programs, to include working with performers, Government collaborators, and test locations to develop test configurations, other requirements, detailed test plans, and implementation and inspection of safety requirements. 


  • Assist in the execution of HSR/ASR activities in accordance with HHS policies and procedures, including maintaining a database of all HSR/ASR funded activities and advising as to whether an effort may be considered HSR or ASR 


  • Conduct quantitative analyses of technology/system mission requirements as they pertain to the potential insertion of advanced technologies 

  • Evaluate alternatives and trade-offs; evaluate costs and benefits; investigate compatibility, interoperability, and integration; and study reliability issues;  

  • Assemble and manage senior advisory panels consisting of highly skilled individuals with expert training and background to provide studies and assessments on a wide variety of systems and technologies. 


  • Assist in the development and transition of technology to the user community, including establishing and maintaining communication and coordinating efforts with potential transition partners (internal and/or external to ARPA-H) to determine the capability needs, and coordinate development of the program to meet transition partner needs. 


  • Assist in developing Memoranda of Agreement (MOA), Memoranda of Understanding (MOU), Technology Transition Agreements (TTA) and other documentation that will aid in the transition of ARPA-H technology 


  • Investigate areas of opportunity, establish best practices, and identify methods to promote ARPA-H to the research community as well as to help bolster the identification process of ARPA-H/PM candidates for recruiting purposes 


  • Review, analyze, and provide recommendations on international technology transfer issues and policy to include such specialized topics as manufacturing technology, industrial espionage, country-to-country agreements, and national security.  

  • Evaluate international programs based on performance metrics and agreed upon goals and objectives.  

  • Develop read-ahead and white papers for key ARPA-H engagements with the international acquisition and policy communities. 


  • Support business and program mission offices in the identification of data assets, tools, technologies, and other capabilities to enable data- driven decision-making.  

  • Support ARPA-H staff in the development of Data Use Agreements with Government and non-Government organizations.  

  • Review, analyze, and provide recommendations on data governance processes and procedures to ensure harmonization of data collection, storage, and use across the agency.  

  • Support development of an agency-wide data strategy to include ensuring ARPA-H can apply advanced data analytics, including AI/ML and other advanced analytic capabilities. 

  • Provide rapid data analysis and data visualization support to business and mission offices to support strategic planning, program evaluation, stakeholder communication, and program level decision-making. 


  • Support development and implementation of an agency-wide approach to evaluation and reporting for all lines of effort across business and program mission offices, including to meet Departmental and statutory requirements (e.g., Government Performance Results Act (GPRA) Modernization Act (GPRAMA), Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act, etc.). 

REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:? 

  • Ph.D. or Master’s degree in Biological Sciences or related fields 

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience acting in a technical role in a relevant field of research; Experience with biomedical engineering is desirable 

  • Strong understanding of the “ARPA Model” used by ARPA-H and DARPA to manage transformative federal research programs. Candidate must have a robust personal network with broad industry knowledge.

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research, analyze data, and write scientific reports. 

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills. 

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 

  • Strong work ethic and a passion for scientific discovery. 

  • US Citizenship and/or lawful permanent residency is required 


When you apply, please know a Kelly Government Solutions Recruiter will review your resume and will contact you directly, if your skills and experience match the requirements of this position; a full job description can be made available at that time.  

Due to the high volume of inquiries, we regret that we cannot accept phone calls. Even if you aren’t contacted for this position, you are still part of our talent network. All Kelly recruiters have access to your profile, which expands your opportunities even further. 

As a specialty talent company, Kelly is committed to doing the right thing for our talent and clients. We stand up for equity, inclusion, fair treatment, and opportunity for all as these build the foundation of our Talent Promise. With a focus on safety, value, well-being, investment, and opportunity, Kelly’s Talent Promise confirms our commitment to those in search of a better way to work and live and to help discover what’s next. 

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