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 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:
•Provide support to Division of Genomic Sciences (DGSci) as a Scientific Analyst; work closely with Scientific Program Analysts, Administrative Assistants, and other staff within NHGRI, to promote and maintain effective operations throughout the Division.
•Work with DGSci staff members to collect and enter timely and accurate information on grants and applications, including Grants Population Tracking data in the Office of Extramural Research database, Scientific Subject Tag coding of grants in the FSPS database and exception justifications for NHGRI grants management.   
•Identify needs and develop new processes or systems for facilitating monitoring of compliance of DGSci funded programs and grants with public access policy, data sharing plans and tracking.
•Collect information on DGSci-funded programs and grants, and perform portfolio analysis, to facilitate identification of scientific overlap and/or duplication, future scientific directions, etc.
•Track and coordinate responses to requests for information from NHGRI, NIH, Departmental or congressional offices.
•Organize DGSci’s regular staff meeting; develop meeting agenda items; take notes; track action items; maintain a library of relevant documents.
•Work with DGSci staff members to prepare scientific reports and progress reports (e.g., for Council); assemble data and perform basic analysis to prepare tables, graphs and slides; conduct scientific and program related information searches and develop summaries that synthesize the information; maintain a library of .ppt slides describing DGSci activities.
•Support Trans-NIH calls organized by DGSci (for Programs not supported by a Scientific Program Analyst); develop meeting agenda items; take comprehensive notes; record and track action items; prepare presentations.
•Attend scientific and programmatic meetings relevant to DGSci (for Programs not sup-ported by a Scientific Program Analyst); take comprehensive notes and record major decisions and action items.
•Participate in and support effective team performance by partnering with others within and outside DGSci to complete assigned tasks.

Required Skills:
•Master’s degree in Biology, Life Sciences 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 related experience.
•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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