Scientific Program Analyst – NIH – Rockville, MD

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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 the leading medical research center in the world. We are seeking a Scientific Program Analyst at the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, MD

This is a long-term contract position which offers:

– Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit package

– Optional health, vision, and dental plans

– Vacation leave as well as 10 paid federal holidays and 401K plan.

– Access to NIH’s unparalleled resources and niche scientific initiatives

TASKS/SERVICES. The contractor shall:

1. Work with staff on to conceive, design and perform detailed analysis of the scientific landscape and/or administrative factors affecting research program priorities and performance in various scientific areas; Review scientific, administrative, and fiscal aspects of such grants, and evaluate them for scientific progress, programmatic relevance and merit.

2. Develop communications and outreach strategies for programs in relevant scientific areas. Draft strategic plans, standard operating procedures, and guidelines for implementation of programmatic and administrative activities.

3. Work with staff on the planning, development and implementation of immediate and long-range goals and objectives designed to strengthen and enhance the success of research programs.

4. Demonstrate and share expertise in human subjects research by fielding questions from NINDS staff and providing advice on general and specific cases.

5. Provide programmatic support for the cluster grant activities in collaboration with other cluster Health Program Specialists including weekly receipt/referral activities, requisite research categorization & grant database analyses, tracking for council activities, workshop logistics & organization, representation on NINDS committees, interactions with other NINDS clusters & pursuit of collaborative projects with Program staff.

6. Work with staff on concept development and existing projects and/or the development, initiation and execution of new project initiatives.

7. Organize and maintain project documentation and communications; track project progress using project management tools.

8. Review and proofread programmatic documents describing scientific and management issues and policies related to their designated program.

9. Track action items and tasks, provide deadline reminders to Program staff; maintain spreadsheets of relevant information.

10. Request information from and provide responses to principal investigators program staff and others on scientific and programmatic issues.

11. Collect information on programs and grants to facilitate identification of scientific overlap and/or duplication, future scientific directions, workload distribution, etc

12. Collaborate with staff across NINDS on duties and assignments that are related to but may not exclusively fall within the Cluster’s purview.

13. Provide scientific and administrative support to Program Officials in planning, coordination, evaluation, and communication of research in neuroscience and neurology to internal (NIH, NINDS staff) and external stakeholders (scientific community).

14. Conduct literature searches in PubMed, Web of Science and other information sources; manage references using bibliographic software. Organize and analyze reports in a scientific area as assigned.

15. Read, interpret, analyze and condense material from a variety of sources for presentation.

16. Create scientific search criteria for locating scientific, program and related information on the internet and other means, including literature and database searches.

17. Conduct literature searches and provide summaries of findings as part of preliminary planning for new research activities and direction

18. Prepare scientific and programmatic presentation materials such as tables, graphs, slides, abstracts, posters and overheads by assimilating and mastering the scientific data and programmatic con-text for use at presentations and meetings.

19. 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.

20. Conduct searches for material for a specific programmatic need and/or presentation; use a database to search for material as necessary.

21. Design, develop and maintain databases, Listservs, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations and other computer applications.

22. Collect, read, interpret, analyze and condense material from a variety of sources and prepare reports of data analysis for presentation.

23. Prepare presentation materials such as handouts, meeting materials, slide presentations, and background/supplemental documents, spreadsheets, charts and graphs for conferences, committee, .meetings, workshops and group updates.

24. Complete progress reports that detail project status and flag potential issues

25. Prepare spreadsheets summarizing research efforts by grant mechanism and/or scientific topic. Prepare conceptual plans and other written products.

26. Monitor the status of project applications and awards from peer review through post-award administration and produces documents and responses to requests for information required.

27. Maintain current knowledge and familiarity with significant scientific advances, programmatic advances, and staff expertise in multiple areas of neuroscience research.

28. Attend meetings, training and conferences in support of program initiatives.

29. Perform logistical planning for various scientific meetings, conference calls, symposia, lectures, workshops and special projects.

30. Work with staff to identify key issues and track action items and tasks, providing deadline reminders to Program staff and update and maintain spreadsheets of relevant information.

31. Represent the Program at local and national meetings; deliver presentations and posters; disseminate details of the Program and collect information of value to the Program goals.

32. Draft, review and proofread programmatic documents, such as conference agendas, meeting agendas, letters to presenters, participant lists, handouts, emails, thank you letters and reports.

33. Work with staff to coordinate and plan scientific meetings, including communications with distinguished lecturers, invited guests and participants, registration and meeting logistics.

34. Prepare and give formal presentations for division leadership and other interest groups.

35. Coordinate with strategic project leaders on the logistics annual in-person Committee meetings, monthly teleconferences or videoconferences, and additional teleconferences, videoconferences or electronic reviews to address key issues.

36. Maintain ongoing, proactive communication with key personnel throughout the initiative; gather, provide and exchange information with Network investigators, their staff and other relevant individuals.

37. Provide scientific and administrative support to Program Officials in convening scientists/subject matter experts and key opinion leaders for science conferences, site visits, and other meetings and in preparing reports/summaries, traveling as needed.

38. Develop, evaluate and refine solicitations designed to elicit high-quality research proposals from the scientific community.

39. Interact with scientists as needed to help overcome administrative hurdles or provide additional insights or expertise regarding the preparation and submission of grant proposals, management of the grant, and compliance with requirements and expectations.

40. Provide guidance to scientists on their research objectives, funding opportunity requirements, compliance documentation, and safety monitoring plans, as needed.

41. 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.

42. Work with the Director of Strategic Initiatives on the development of strategic plans, initiatives, solicitations and consultation activities.

43. Draft funding plans; develop milestones and budgets for current and potential projects; and for transitioning projects through different phases and stages.

44. Work with staff to assist and conduct management and administrative analysis; evaluate procedures, policies, processes and systems for the purpose of improving efficiency

REQUIREMENTS . The contractor must have:

Masters Degree in Environmental Science and/or related fields

Experience with: Portfolio analysis, Project management, Reports, Strategic planning, Writing, Agendas, Institutional Review Board (IRB) amendments and continuing reviews, Knowledge of NIH grants and funding mechanism, Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions, Genomic, Workshop and conference planning, Data analysis, Public health, Grant writing

Experience with Software such as: Microsoft office, Adobe Acrobat, PowerPoint, SharePoint

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Kelly Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kelly’s Human Resource Knowledge Center. Kelly complies with the requirements of California’s state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.

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