Scientific Program Analyst

Rockville, Maryland
Sep 24, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

We are currently searching for a Scientific Program 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 Rockville, MD.


Duties & Responsibilities
  • Develop, input and maintain databases, trackers, and documentation for the program; maintain recruitment tracker and longevity reports.
  • Attend meetings with stakeholders, system developers and leadership and provide timely summaries and scientific reports.
  • Plan and organize logistics for peer review meetings, candidate interviews, scientific seminars, and scientific trainings.
  • Prepare and present scientific and administrative data in presentations, pivot tables, charts, summaries and reports.
  • Provide administrative support to the program.
  • Perform workload analysis and make recommendations to Scientific Review Program (SRP) Leadership regarding staffing justification and updates; develop, maintain and update related databases and documentation to respond to the needs of the scientific divisions.
  • Prepare, plan and coordinate research projects and meetings.
  • Identify all personnel participating on a grant application/contract proposal and document their scientific and administrative roles to manage scientific conflicts of interest.
  • Analyze and summarize administrative data from applications/proposals for scientific review to provide recommendations for eligibility and expertise needed for peer review panels.
  • Update the Research Initiative Management System (RIMS) and produce reports on scientific reviews using this system.
  • Coordinate the completion of pre-review and post-review conflict of interest certifications of NIH staff in attendance at a peer review meeting and compile key meeting documents for archival purposes.
  • Assist SRO in the conduct of the reviewer meeting, by documenting the outcome of peer review meetings and disseminating results to NIH stakeholders and grant applicants within one business day after the completion of a peer review meeting.
  • Develop Critique Templates/Technical Evaluation Score Sheet (TESS) for use by the NIH peer review panel members to develop written scientific and technical evaluations for assigned grant applications/contract proposals.
  • Download, process, and verify data from grant applications/contract proposals into a peer review data analysis and management system (Scientific Review Data Management System [SRDMS], Reviewer Recruitment Module, or equivalent).
  • Compile scientific peer review meeting roster, verify for accuracy, and disseminate this information to IC stakeholders.
  • On behalf of the SRO, coordinate contractual agreements for meeting space, sleeping rooms, and audio-video facilities for off-site, face-to-face peer review meetings.
  • Liaison with travel and training office to disseminate policy updates and coordinate with program support staff to ensure compliance with NIH and institute specific practices.
  • Ensure compliance with the travel expenses reimbursement policies for federal employees serving on a scientific peer review panel and serve as a point-of-contact to troubleshoot travel plans and reimbursement of allowable peer review meeting expenses for panel members.
  • Develop reports for honoraria payments to the NIH peer review panel members.
  • Analyze administrative data from applications/proposals.
  • Identify and develop a thorough understanding of the critical administrative elements of the assigned FOA for the submission of a grant application/contract proposal and review grant applications/contract proposals for adherence to these critical requirements listed in the FOA.
  • Identify administrative non-compliant grant applications/contract proposals, develop documentation for action on these grant applications/contract proposals.
  • Assist with coordination of NIH Referral, assignment of applications, withdrawals, transfers and related referral activities throughout institute and program.
  • Identify grant applications/contract proposals for which Letters of Intent were received by the NIH and collect data on grant applications/contract proposals that are being submitted without a prior Letter of Intent.
  • Monitor the status of grant application/contract proposal processing and receipt by the IC Review Program.




  • A relevant biomedical degree, preferably a MS, or BS is required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in a lab, medical setting, or scientific administration is required. The more relevant degrees include medical technology, biomedical health sciences, translational microbiology, immunology, biotechnology, healthcare administration, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills.
  • Superior skill in written communications, including the ability to write clearly, logically and concisely for composing reports, charts, presentation, critical and email correspondence, or other written documents.
  • Strong oral communications, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with individuals at all levels, to interpret and convey complex information; to apply discretion and tact during sensitive and difficult conversations with staff.
  • Strong ability to multi-task, work independently as well as part of a team of professionals, and take the initiative to complete assignments in a timely and efficient manner.



Due to our contractual requirements, to be eligible for this role, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at time of hire.  

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
  • 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.