Scientific Program Analyst

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Posting title
Scientific Program Analyst

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

We are currently seeking a Scientific Program Analyst to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. 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.  

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:
•Assist Scientific Review Officers (SRO) in managing review panels, which include obtaining and analyzing data and files from NIH databases and public domain; compiling background materials and profiles of potential reviewers for use by the SRO; and collecting and analyzing data in helping SROs in determine conflict of interest.  
•Assist SROs in proofreading and editing review-related documents, presentations, and summary statements. 
•Attend weekly staff meeting of Office of Scientific Review (OSR). 
•Independently monitor the Guide Publication System (GPS) for situations which require action, and alert the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) Guide Liaison and/or appropriate staff. 
•Maintain a record system to track the NIBIB’s and other designated initiatives.  
•Attend and participate in the GPS Coordinator meetings 
•Maintain current knowledge of the templates and policies regarding submission of Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) and Notices to the NIH Guide; proofread and edit draft documents for conformance to NIH templates and policies.  
•Coordinate with NIBIB Guide Liaison to monitor the timeline and progress of NIBIB initiative development. Serves as an alternate NIBIB GPS Liaison.
•Maintain the intranet website of the Office of Scientific Review. Ensure all policies and procedures are posted and updated at the OSR website. Document procedures for posting to the website as directed. 

Required Skills:
•Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences, Physical Science, Imaging Science, Engineering, or other related discipline. 
•Minimum of three (3) years of experience in Life Sciences, Physical Science, Imaging Science, Engineering or a related field. 
•Flexibility to work in a dynamic work environment.
•Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.
•Experience in technical editing.
•Experience in collecting and analyzing both text and numerical data from the internet and other resources.
•Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

Preferred Skills:
•Background in biomedical imaging and/or bioengineering.
•Effective communication skills, both oral and written.
•Skill in data analysis, preparation of spreadsheets and Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). 

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