Scientific Program Analyst

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Scientific Program Analyst

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen
Some travel may be required

Columbus Technologies and Services Inc. is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers.  Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Columbus 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 to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

This is a long-term contract position which offers:
 - Competitive salary 
 - Tremendous growth opportunity
 - Opportunity to work at NIH, the world's foremost medical research center
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Job Description:
•Organize, maintain and coordinate research projects relevant to cancer epidemiology; interact with all levels of staff and communicate with outside collaborators in the US and abroad 
•Coordinate and participate in meetings and conference calls between PIs, contractors and other collaborators, includes taking and posting minutes on the web-portals.
•Gather and harmonize data from different centers, transfer data between software, dataset creation (including merging and/or concatenation), data cleaning (identify and correct data entry errors and/or missing values) and data transformation (create and categorize variables; impute data).
•Facilitate biospecimen acquisition, shipment, storage, tracking and distribution.
•Monitor progress of laboratory or pathology analyses
•Manage IRB submissions for study protocols; ensure compliance with IRB requirements and deadlines and study protocol content update or revisions.
•Provide cross-tabulation descriptive analyses using standard statistical procedures.
•Coordinate with contractors in setting up contracts for laboratory work and write professional services agreements and statements of work.
•Complete technical writing including co-authoring of articles for journal submission, prepare articles for submission, prepare bibliography using software such as EndNote 
•Present data by preparing charts, tables, and graphs, using software such as Power-Point, Excel, Sigmaplot, or Origin that can be used for scientific monographs, book chapters, articles and professional presentations (including poster and oral presentations).
•Research and review literature to retrieve targeted clinical or scientific information from publicly available resources, such as PubMED, National Library of Medicine, and other resources as needed.

Required Skills:
•Master’s degree in Epidemiology or a related discipline; three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Bachelor’s degree is equivalent to a Master’s degree.
•Minimum of four (4) years of related experience.
•Working knowledge of human genetics or molecular genetics.
•Working knowledge of epidemiology, clinical research or biostatistics.
•Excellent data management and statistical skills.
•Outstanding communications skills, both oral and written.
•Excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal and time management skills. 
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), Pub-Med/literature search, Endnote, SAS, R, SPSS or STATA.

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