Biology Analyst

Location
Bethesda, MD, US
Posted
Mar 13, 2021
Ref
2021-9735
Discipline
Science/R&D, Biology
Hotbed
BioCapital
Required Education
Other
Position Type
Full time
Overview

We are currently searching for a Biology Analyst to provide support to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is a full-time position with MSC, and it is on-site in Bethesda, MD.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assign research, training and fellowship grant applications to approximately 80 program areas administered by program officers within the three Institute Divisions.
  • Interpret research being proposed in the grant application, make assignment decisions and resolve conflicts.
  • Scientifically justify assignment decisions, especially in areas of conflict due to overlapping scientific interest between branches or programs.
  • Determine whether applications are appropriately assigned.
  • Analyze and interpret scientific concepts and approaches of research, training, intramural and contract projects and select scientific codes for input into Science Coding and Reporting System (SCORS)
  • Evaluate research projects to:
    • Determine the relevancy of the research to Trans-NIH Special Reports and Special Interest Areas, such as cancer, nutrition, diabetes, behavioral research, prevention, and health disparities research
    • Determine the relevancy of the research project to the Clinical Trials definition. Assign a clinical trial percentage based on an estimate of the percentage of the total project effort involved in the clinical trial
    • Determine research projects involved in Vaccine, Drug /Therapeutics, Diagnostics, and Basic/Other areas
    • Determine the percentage of human (clinical) versus non-human (non-clinical) experimentation
    • Determine whether any of 28 Special Group Areas (gender and special populations) are involved in the research projects
    • Determine a project's involvement in International Health Research
  • Maintain the network SCORS database and assure the accuracy and completeness of the data
  • Recommend changes/additions to the coding system to reflect new scientific directions, procedures, or programmatic emphasis
  • Prepare ad hoc and annual internal reports on behalf of the program.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Requirements

  • M.S. degree in Biology or a related subject.
  • Minimum of four (4) years' experience working in a science-related field.
  • Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills, including attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision and with staff in a team environment.
  • Familiarity with research programs conducted at NIH Institutes, other Government organizations or private and non-profit institutions.
  • Preferred knowledge of NIH grant application process.
  • Knowledge of scientific and biomedical subject areas (microbiology, immunology, parasitology, virology, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of methodology and laboratory experimentation.
  • Understanding of abstract ideas, theoretical concepts, and the medical significance of the research projects.Ability to stay abreast of scientific literature and current biological advances.


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Company Description

We are a trusted government partner that blends deep domain expertise with advanced technologies to help our customers solve complex problems that improve, protect, and save lives. As a rapidly growing company, we combine entrepreneurial spirit, customer focus, and an outcomes-based approach to support agency missions in health IT, life sciences, public safety, and grants management.

The Dovel Family of Companies offers employees an opportunity to advance beyond a specific role or contract, we offer a path to develop an enriching career. We believe in empowering a culture of innovation, customer success, and employee growth.

What you'll get...
  • Time Off! Flexible schedules and company paid holidays allow you to take the time you need.
  • Investment in YOU! 401(K) company contributions are yours to keep with no waiting period.
  • Choices! Unique healthcare plans to choose from with options like fertility and orthodontia benefits.
  • Discovery! With our tuition assistance and training programs, we support your career advancement.
  • Tax Savings! Enroll in pre-tax Health or Dependent Care Flexible Spending, HSA with company contributions, parking, and/or transit commuter benefits.
  • Support! Working parents and busy professionals - we've got you covered with a supportive culture, confidential Employee Assistance Program and a membership to Care.com.
  • Perks! Employee discounts, peer recognition programs, company-wide wellness challenges, and fun community events.
  • A Voice! A unique culture where you can influence decisions and have your voice heard.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.