Scientific Program Manager

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Scientific Program Manager

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 Scientific Program Manager 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:
•Develop reports from data and updates provided by the program awardees.
•Analyze complex outcome data, derived from databases and many other sources, related to Office of Training and Workforce Development programs.
•Provide regular updates and communication with the science officers (program directors from various NIH ICs who are current members of the program working groups).
•Track awards, trainee outcomes and accomplishments, programmatic outcomes and accomplishments. 
•Work with staff to identify strengths and weaknesses of funding programs for a wide variety of training cohorts.
•Generate concise, scientifically sound and logical reports of program activities and trainee outcomes and accomplishments.
•Analyze program activities, via internal systems and/or NIH enterprise systems, to identify issues and develop recommendations for improvement.
•Develop and facilitate various reporting needs unique to the organization; utilize a wide range of computer based software, in particular Excel and other databases.
•Develop periodic and special reports and procedures; search records and files, the inter-net, background materials and precedent references.
•Obtain information and data for staff; review and summarize materials and data; gather and coordinate information for review; conduct data entry and file maintenance; edit and/or prepare text, data and charts.
•Respond to inquiries and requests for information regarding application status.
•Provide support to the upper level management and ad hoc expert committees. 
•Work with staff to maintain content on web sites.
•Provide administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, arranging conference calls and scheduling meetings.

Required Skills:
•Ph.D. in Neuroscience, or other biomedical science.
•Minimum of two (2) years of related experience.
•Strong analytical skills, strong understanding of hypothesis-testing.
•Basic statistical knowledge.
•Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
•Ability to multi-task with great attention to detail.
•Experience with databases.
•Working knowledge of NIH funding mechanisms that support biomedical research.
•General knowledge of medical terms and scientific concepts associated with neuroscience.
•Ability to develop concise, scientifically precise and logical reports and analyses that will guide management on programmatic issues involved in the oversight of many different training programs.
•Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Data-bases), with skills to utilize analytical and graphics functions of Excel.
•Strong communication skills, both oral and written.  Experience communicating and writing correspondence to investigators and administrators at biomedical institutions.

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