Grants Program Analyst

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Grants Program Analyst

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
Some travel may be required
Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen   

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 to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, 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:
• Serve as an Advisory Council liaison within the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s Division of Lung Diseases.
• Coordinate division quarterly Council operations.
• Prepare documentation related to Council meetings including special actions lists, and (SAL), director’s scripts, and program plans.
• Provide templates, support preparation, and provide quality control for appeal documents and special council reviews.
• Support DLD contributions to the NHLBI Council Liaisons committee.
• Facilitate review of pending grant applications which include large budgets.
• Coordinate processing of letters of intent for applications with budgets greater than or equal to $500,000.
• Prepare division leadership for large application panel meetings.
• Advise division leadership on process improvements to expedite large application processing and ensure timely decision-making.
• Coordinate DLD responses to calls for grant and program information.
• Obtain relevant staff input within requested timeline, analyze data when needed, consolidate and format responses, and obtain DLD Office of the Director clearance to submit.
• Review applications for appropriate assignment to program administrators, work with branch chiefs and DLD’s custom coding system to finalize assignments and enter assignments into NHLBI databases.
• Participate on application database working groups.
• Use NIH grant administration IT systems to transfer applications to and from NHLBI.
• Request State department clearance to fund research in foreign locations, and process miscellaneous funding requests.

Required Skills: 
The contractor must have:
• Master’s degree in a science or health related field. Three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Bachelor’s degree is equivalent to a Master’s degree.
• Minimum of six (6) years of experience in program coordination or grant administration.
• Ability to follow established procedures to execute recurring tasks with a high level of accuracy and timeliness.
• Demonstrated attention to detail.
• Excellent written and oral communications skills.
• Excellent problem solving, analytical, organizational and time management skills.
• Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite to use to create, manage and maintain a wide variety of documentation.
• Collaborate well with all levels of staff and management.
• Work experience at the NIH, a grant funding organization, or a research organization.
• Understanding of heart, lung and blood diseases and the NHLBI mission.

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