Grants Program Analyst

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Grants 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 a Grants 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:
•Work with staff on scientific aspects of grants management.
•Summarize current state of the science for relevant area of research for each grant.
•Work with staff on in-depth analysis of specific cancer prevention approaches in need for in-depth evidence based data collection and analysis.
•Prepare one-page justifications for presentations at the Pre CU and CU meetings.
•Search databases and prepare worksheets with grants for each cycle.
•Prepare folders for each grant and prepare initial background material including relevant published papers.
•Provide support to staff for scientific and editorial contents for NCI-sponsored Meetings and Workshops; provide logistical support for meetings.
•Collaborate with staff on manuscripts and press releases.
•Create a readily accessible database for grants funded by the Division; use sources like QVR, Reporter, Dashboard; cross reference with ARC Budget Office staff.
•Code grant portfolio for areas of scientific activity; generate topic-specific heat maps to identify trends and strong and weak areas of research.
•Collect suggestions for new concept developments from staff; provide a report on possible new concepts.
•Prepare monthly report of grant and contract management activities.

Required Skills:
•Master’s degree in Biological Sciences or a related discipline.
•Minimum of six (6) years of related experience.
•Experience in evaluating and reviewing documents on program initiatives, workshops and working groups.
•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.

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