Scientific Policy Analyst

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Scientific Policy 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 Scientific Policy Analyst to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, 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

Job Description:
•Assist SPEB staff in ongoing and special assessments and evaluations of administrative and program needs, objectives, implementation, and/or accomplishments that serve to guide the execution and/or development of current and future Institute programs and initiatives.
•Develop evaluation questions and identify indicators and/or performance measures, data collection methods, data sources, and data analysis plans/methodologies for a variety of portfolio and evaluation assessments.
•Collect and compile qualitative and quantitative information and data for use in program evaluation assessments.
•Analyze and interpret data to develop clear, cogent results and recommendations.
•Conduct portfolio analyses to identify research gaps and research efforts.
•Coordinate the preparation and assure the quality and timeliness of reports, executive summaries, and other materials, including the development of slides, charts, and graphics.
•Prepare and deliver presentations on evaluation results and other evaluation-related activities.
•Coordinate NIAID evaluation meetings, including identifying speakers and managing logistics.
•Provide staff support to the Branch Chief and Section Chief for important meetings and conferences.
•Research and prepare responses to ad-hoc inquires.

Required Skills:
•Master’s degree in a science related field. Two (2) years of specialized experience plus a bachelor’s degree is equivalent to a Master’s degree.
•Three (3) years of experience in a related field. Computer skills to include MS Office Suite.  Demonstrates experience in performing skilled data analysis.
•Expertise in administrative and/or scientific program evaluations.
•Data collection, analysis, and interpretation skills.
•Knowledge and experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection methods, including survey design and implementation and/or other data collection and tool development efforts
•Knowledge and understanding of the mission, goals, and objectives of the NIAID.
•Scientific background and/or research experience.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills, including exceptional attention to detail.
•Strong interpersonal skills, including sensitivity, discretion, and diplomacy, and an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with senior management officials and staff.

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