Program Analyst

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Posting title
Program Analyst

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen
Some travel may be required
Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen   
Labor Category: Grants Program Analyst 3

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 Grants Program Analyst 3 to work onsite with the National Cancer Institute in Rockville, MD.

This is a long-term 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: 
The contractor shall:
• Manage the EDRN Advocacy Group including coordination of quarterly webinar, inter-face with other cancer advocacy groups.
• Manage the Network Consulting Team including writing of meeting reports, manage meetings twice per year.
• Coordinate communication and conference calls for international collaboration in China, Japan, Australia, UK and others countries as the need arises.
• Plan and implement international meetings.
• Serve as Team Leader for an international meeting (Prevention of Overdiagnosis) Manage the logistical processes of contracts, hotels, catering, transportation, space, IT, registration, meeting documents for international meetings.
• Plan and oversee the Gala associated with the POD meeting including hotel coordination, catering, and music.
• Write reports for international meetings and the Glycomic Alliance.
• Coordinate research projects in the Cancer Biomarkers Research Group portfolio; facilitate communication within the Cancer Biomarkers Research Group and outside NIH.
• Maintain the inventory of translational research projects in the Cancer Biomarkers Re-search Group portfolio.
• Coordinate the transfer of research projects from outside institutions to the Cancer Biomarkers Research group.
• Work closely with newly established NCI Translational Research Support Office and serve as a liaison for the Cancer Biomarkers Research Group regarding administrative procedures.
• Maintain a log of incoming and outgoing Type 5 and Type 2 grants applications.
• Work with staff to maintain the log of new and closing projects using EDRN (Early Detection Research Network) project management software tool.
• Maintain a database of resources needed for translational research, including EDRN-supported biospectrum repositories, research tools being developed through EDRN and Alliance for Glycomics, availability of relevant funding resources for potential grant applicants, and other grant information resources and contacts as needed.
• Update the contents of the EDRN, Alliance and CBRG Websites on a weekly basis.
• Work with Program Directors (grant supervisor) to coordinate deadlines for grantee report submissions.
• Assist staff with programmatic correspondence.
• Organize appropriate milestone reviews and provide feedback to program staff.
• Work with program staff to monitor continued progress of translational research projects per established milestones and to assist with solving any problems that arise.
• Coordinate workshops and weekly research group meetings (reserve meeting room, create agenda, identify points of communication breakdown within group).

Required skills: 
The contractor must have:
• Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Project Management or a related discipline.
• Minimum of three (3) years of related experience.
• Grants processing experience.
• Knowledge of federal grant regulations.
• Ability to interpret data for validity and scientific meaning, with assistance.
• Skill in maintaining accurate records.
• Expertise with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook), database and website software.
• Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
• Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.
• Ability to multi-task and pay close attention to detail.

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