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Scientific Program Analyst



Scientific Program Analyst
Bethesda, Maryland
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Kelly Government Solutions is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers.  Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Kelly Government Solutions offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world.  We are currently seeking a Scientific Program Analyst with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

This is a long-term contract position which offers:
– Competitive salary with comprehensive benefit package
– Opportunity to work at NIH, the world’s foremost medical research center
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TASKS. The contractor shall:

  • Assist program staff and funded investigators with inclusion reporting through the Human Subjects System and compliance with NIH regulations regarding human subjects’ research.    
  • Track medium- and high-risk investigator-initiated clinical trials by developing and maintaining files for bi-annual and annual risk assessments and flagging those which require increased oversight, including interim progress reports.      
  • Participate in and provide minutes for the Clinical Science Working Group within the DDEMD.    
  • Participate in activities related to the operation of Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB), Observational Study Monitoring Board (OSMB) and External Expert Panel (EEP) activities as part of research consortia and clinical trials, including identifying and inviting potential members, identifying conflicts of interest and compiling the associated documentation, logistical support for the scheduling of meetings and calls, attending conference calls, taking minutes of calls and meetings, and preparing the correspondence from program officials to the investigators.    
  • Draft funding plans and develop milestones for large and/or complex clinical projects current and potential projects; and for transitioning projects through different phases and stages.
  • Create scientific search criteria for locating scientific, program, and related information on the internet and other means, including literature and database searches.
  • Mine NIH databases (e.g., QVR, RePORT, others) to conduct analyses of NIH-sponsored research activities.
  • Collect, interpret, analyze, and condense material from a variety of sources (e.g., NIH databases, NIH reports, published scientific literature, etc.) and present reports of data analyses.
  • Analyze and develop presentations consisting of data from progress reports to be used by Program staff and at meetings in the overall analysis of Program progress.
  • Design, develop and maintain databases, Listservs, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations and other computer applications.
  • Identify, assess, draft, edit, revise, and assemble necessary background materials.
  • Draft, review and proofread programmatic documents, such as conference agendas, meeting agendas, letters to presenters, participant lists, handouts, emails, thank you letters and reports.
  • Work with staff to coordinate and plan scientific meetings, including communications with distinguished lecturers, invited guests and participants, registration and meeting logistics.
  • Give regular progress reports to sponsor and stakeholders.
  • Maintain ongoing, proactive communication with key personnel throughout the initiative; gather, provide and exchange information with Network investigators, their staff and other relevant individuals.
  • Ensure that all aspects of the programs are tracked and reported, key milestones and deliverables dates are known and adhered to, and that all individuals and partners involved are kept appraised of progress of integrated tasks and next steps.
  • Conduct project close out reviews to reflect on current processes and identify areas for improvement.
  • Develop a plan to improve the outreach, education, and interaction strategies of the Branch.
  • Lead efforts to improve database tools and other programs by coordinating and hosting meetings with database stakeholders.
  • Analyze program activities, via internal systems and/or NIH systems, to identify issues and develop recommendations for improvement.

REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:

  • A Master’s degree in Biology, Biochemical Sciences, or a related field.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemical Sciences, or a related field with 1-2 years of relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience using PubMed.
  • Experience with Adobe Acrobat.

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.

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