Scientific Policy Analyst
We are currently searching for a Scientific Policy Analyst to provide Scientific Policy Analyst International Relations support to the Division of International Relations (DIR) Fogarty International Center (FIC) to analyze and track key NIH scientific programs with international components, provide relevant information for policy and science briefings to DIR and senior leadership at FIC, conduct standardized global regional portfolio analyses and provide requested information to Regional Program Directors in DIR and FIC leadership. This opportunity is full-time, and it is on site in Bethesda, MD.Duties & Responsibilities
- Plan, organize and participate in technical meetings and consultations that convene diverse groups to discuss key issues, identify research gaps and priorities, and articulate research agendas around particular research topics.
- Assist in developing presentations to groups, including but not limited to, the preparation of speeches, slides and speaking notes
- Assist in the coordination of scientific and diplomatic meetings and conferences as requested.
- Identify external entities for collaboration and validation of best practices through con-census development.
- Participate in planning meetings too advise staff on the standard operating procedure methodology to be used in planning, implementation, operations and evaluation of these reviews.
- Standardize office portfolio reporting procedures and language for internal and external summary documents.
- Draft reports of program-related activities.
- Provide draft summary of the selected pertinent literature search results as Word abstracts and bibliography.
- Prepare background materials and provide context on a range of policy and program issues; prepare, write and edit technical proposals and papers, including topics related to international research policy and novel program evaluation.
- Work with staff to design and conduct program evaluation studies, the analysis of research activities, and the analysis of programmatic and portfolio data and analysis to support program assessments.
- Perform research and analyses in support of strategic planning, program planning and reporting activities.
- Collaborate with staff and participate in strategic plan development and scientific reporting, including conducting gap analyses, synthesizing recommendations from content matter experts, and writing summary documents.
- Prepare a broad range of recurring and special documents containing substantive scientific information and other program data, such as related fiscal data, and policy options.
- Assist regional program director in the development and periodic updates of reports outlining NIH funding footprints in key countries.
- Design, develop and conduct a literature overview on several topics; analyze the research results, validity of the study design, results presented and summarization of the overall search results.
- Support the Branch by providing advice and assistance on a broad range of unique or recurring issues that require examination.
- Compile information and data for reports and responding to data calls related to program research.
- Provide regular periodic summaries of prominent scientific research areas at NIH that are include extensive international collaborations for briefing and other documents.
- As requested, assist in development of summaries covering global regional programs of relevance to NIH or specific scientific areas and how they are addressed in a country or region.
- Collaborate with staff to provide information to staff in the scientific community in all scientific, policy and regulatory aspects of the program policy.
- Identify major research questions and issues, analyze data and collaborate with staff on several systematic reviews of the literature.
- Conduct research on specific areas of concern and develop recommendations for action.
- Provide scientific, analytical and/or policy support, assistance and coordination to senior leadership and program staff related to a broad range of institute activities.
- Analyze input from stakeholders related to the research portfolio and synthesizing those responses for the Institute’s senior leadership.
- Convene internal stakeholders for information dissemination and assist in sharing NIH relevant documents for technical or policy input.
- Help organize and convene NIH internal meetings around policy and procedural coordination for international research in collaboration with the DIR Regional Program Directors and the DIR Director.
- Assist in the preparation of agendas for hosted visitors and facilitate logistics for visits
- Provide scientific summaries for meetings and disseminate to relevant audiences at NIH
- the work to be carried out by junior staff, including clear and precise outline of goal/ objective and expectations.
- Identify participants, speakers and session moderators; provide content support.
- Prepare background materials, goals and objectives, and agenda.
- Attend information-gathering workshops, conferences, etc., to inform the white paper content and stakeholder workshop development.
- Attend meetings and seminars to identify new research developments and activities, including publication/announcement of research results, launching of clinical trials, launching initiatives involving new technologies, and others.
- Knowledge of NIH grants and funding mechanims
- Project management
- Portfolio analysis
- Policy briefs
- Coding and classification of grants
- Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs)
- Human Subjects Research Protection
- Funding Opportunity Announcements
- Workshop and conference planning
- Research conduct and compliance
- Establish collaborations
- Strategic planning
- Clinical research
- Plain language
- Global Health
- Public health
- Master’s degree in Biology, Biochemical Sciences, Environmental Science, Miscellaneous Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Physiology, Neuroscience
- At least 3-4 years of experience
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