Policy Analyst

Rockville, Maryland
Jan 21, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

We are currently searching for a Policy Analyst to provide support to the clinical research activities in the Office of Clinical Research Resources in the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, NIAID. Objectives and tasks will include scientific technical writing, report and presentation preparation, analyzing program data, developing new divisional policies and meeting planning. This opportunity is full-time, and it is on site in Rockville, MD.   





Duties & Responsibilities
  • Prepare substantive technical reports and succinct executive summaries explaining program and policy issues
  • Initiate, develop and implement new policies that support organizational goals
  • Attend meetings; provide minutes and reports Review and implement discussion items
  • Prepare background materials and provide context on a range of policy and program issues for use by upper management
  • Perform fact finding and review to assist in developing and implementing organizational policies and practices
  • Analyze and evaluate findings and recommend more efficient, effective and economical ways to accomplish policy objectives
  • Provide technical advice to staff regarding new policies and procedures
  • Develop guidebooks, templates and other tools to assist staff with policy practices
  • Interpret requirements, analyze gathered information, verify facts, draw conclusions and prepare work products
  • Research and summarize background materials as needed by locating scientific or other policy related information on the internet and other means, including literature and database searches
  • Work with staff on reporting requirements, including collecting information, collaborating with other offices and preparing written reports
  • Review and report on relevant publications, reports, conference proceedings, speeches and other materials
  • Compile and analyze policy and related information
  • Conduct and summarize technical research on policy topics
  • Collect, organize and analyze data from various sources
  • Compile, analyze and organize scientific, policy and related information
  • Research, analyze and evaluate data for policy information
  • Prepare reports for upper management regarding status of current policy initiatives
  • Prepare background information, options and recommendations that are used to brief upper management
  • Conduct briefings with upper management on status of policy issues
  • Attend meetings, workshops, and seminars on relevant topics; provide a summary of relevant proceedings
  • Interpret, analyze and condense material from a variety of sources for presentation
  • Compile data and prepare graphs, slides and presentations
  • Prepare reports, graphs, etc., for use by upper management
  • Perform fact finding and review to assist in developing and implementing organizational policies and practices
  • Prepare reports for upper management regarding status of current policy initiatives
  • Conduct briefings with upper management on status of policy issues
  • Prepare recommendations and alternative options based on knowledge and analysis of policy practices and procedures
  • Provide advice and guidance to managers in developing new policy initiatives and related supporting documentation
  • Attend meetings, workshops, and seminars on relevant topics; provide a summary of relevant proceedings
  • Plan, organize and participate in technical meetings and consultations that convene diverse groups to discuss key issues in research, identify research gaps and priorities, and articulate research agendas
  • Participate in planning sessions; contribute expertise in discussions of current and new policy initiatives
  • Prepare briefings, summaries, talking points and background documents; assemble briefing books
  • Prepare a broad range of recurring and special documents containing substantive scientific information and other program data, such as related policy options
  • Prepare documents to identify problem areas, trends, areas of imbalance, measure progress towards goals, outline options and the feasibility of alternative approaches and often include recommendations
  • Prepare a variety of status reports, management summaries and briefing papers which identify problems, assess the overall condition of work completed or in progress, and outline issues, solutions and recommendations









  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or related field
  • At least 3 years of specialized experience
  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Human Subjects Research Certification




  • Human Subjects Research Protection
  • Knowledge of NIH grants and funding mechanism
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • PowerPoint
  • SharePoint




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Company Description

Dovel Technologies and its Family of Companies (Medical Science & Computing and Ace Info Solutions) was acquired in October 2021.


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies.


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