ARPA-H Senior Technical Advisor at ECS Corporate Services in Fairfax, Virginia

Posted in Other 2 days ago.





Job Description:

ECS is seeking a ARPA-H Senior Technical Advisor to work in our Remote office. Please Note:
This position is contingent upon contract award.




Job Description:


ECS is seeking a highly motivated and accomplished Senior Technical Advisor to join our team. In this critical role, you will provide expert scientific and technical guidance on a wide range of biomedical research programs. You will play a pivotal role in shaping ARPA-H's research agenda by identifying and evaluating emerging technologies, particularly those with the potential to revolutionize biotechnologies.


What You'll Do:

  • Leverage your deep understanding of biology (or a closely related field) to advise on the scientific merit and technical feasibility of proposed research projects.
  • Analyze complex scientific data and translate it into actionable insights for program managers.
  • Identify and evaluate breakthrough technologies with the potential to transform healthcare.
  • Possess a strong track record of working effectively with government clients, particularly within the research funding landscape.
  • Prior experience enabling biotechnologies (e.g., gene editing, biomaterials) is highly desirable.
  • Collaborate with a diverse team of scientists, engineers, and program managers to foster innovation and accelerate scientific progress.
  • Communicate complex scientific concepts clearly and concisely to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Stay current on cutting-edge advancements in biology and related fields.
Salary Range: $100,000-185,000

General Description of Benefits



Required Skills:


  • Ph.D. in Biology or a closely related field (e.g., bioengineering, genetics, immunology).
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience conducting and/or overseeing scientific research.
  • Proven ability to identify and evaluate emerging technologies with high commercial potential.
  • Experience working effectively with government clients and navigating the federal research funding landscape.
  • Strong understanding of the "ARPA Model" used by ARPA-H and DARPA to manage transformative federal research programs.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong work ethic and a passion for scientific discovery.

  • U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residency is required per contract.


ECS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, status as a crime victim, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. ECS promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.


ECS is a leading mid-sized provider of technology services to the United States Federal Government. We are focused on people, values and purpose. Every day, our 3800+ employees focus on providing their technical talent to support the Federal Agencies and Departments of the US Government to serve, protect and defend the American People.


General Description of Benefits




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