Scientific Program Analyst

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Scientific Program Analyst

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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
 - Learn more about what Columbus can do for you at

Job Description:
•Coordinate and schedule meetings for Common Fund-supported programs (e.g. Roadmap Epigenomics Program, extracellular RNA Communication Program, 4D Nucleome Program, etc.); provide program support and technical expertise.
•Schedule, organize and coordinate logistics for meetings; arrange room and audiovisual reservations; coordinate with participants; prepare announcement, agendas and materials for presentation.
•Take, summarize and distribute minutes from meetings; track action items; maintain spreadsheets of relevant information.
•Perform grant searches; track and update grant status in electronic databases; respond to inquiries concerning grants management policies and procedures, status of individual awards, on a one-on-one basis.
•Develop, update and maintain information databases.
•Collect, analyze and interpret data; prepare reports and summaries of data analyses.
•Locate scientific, program and related information on the internet, and other means, including literature, web and database searches; conduct searches for material for specific programmatic needs; prepare literature reviews and summaries.
•Prepare presentations, spreadsheets, charts and graphs to communicate results.

Required Skills:
•Master’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics or a related discipline.  Two (2) years of specialized experience plus a Bachelor’s degree is equivalent to a Master’s degree.
•Minimum of two (2) years of experience in biology or a related field.
•Knowledge of NIH Grant system.
•Expertise with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
•Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
•Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

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