Scientific Policy Analyst

Bethesda, Maryland
Jan 25, 2022
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

We are currently searching for a Scientific Policy Analyst to provide support services to satisfy the overall operational objectives of the Translational Blood Science & Resources Branch (TBSRB) in the Division of Blood Diseases & Resources (DBDR) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The contractor will report to Dr. Traci Mondoro, Chief, TBSRB, DBDR, NHLBI. The primary objective is to provide services and deliverables through the performance of support services. This opportunity is full-time, and it is on site in Bethesda, MD.  




Duties & Responsibilities
  • Actively engage colleagues and TBSRB leadership on topics/ assignments, and proactively identify new topics and strategies relevant to achieving the goals of the team in support of the Cure Sickle Cell initiative
  • Prepare, present, and disseminate information about the scientific landscape of gene therapy and gene editing studies in sickle cell patients, advances, and changes in biomanufacturing and clinical trial design related to these studies, patient engagement, and clinical trial recruitment
  • Support the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of Cure Sickle Cell scientific programs and activities
  • Collaborate with staff in the TBSRB, DBDR and as instructed, with staff from other NHLBI Divisions and Offices on general scientific issues related to the NHLBI Cure Sickle Cell Initiative with active participation in the research agendas
  • Perform analysis and prepare reports to assess the effectiveness of programs
  • Perform research and analyses in support of strategic planning, program planning and reporting activities
  • 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
  • Communicate orally and in writing in a clear, accurate, organized, and concise manner
  • Properly interpret and provide technical advice and timely summaries of relevant clinical and scientific information, as well as policies related to the Cure Sickle Cell initiative
  • Coordinate with Office of Management OM offices e.g., PMO, OT to provide scientific progress updates towards program milestones and objectives, providing input and programmatic perspective on budgetary needs projections and emerging risks issues
  • Participate in planning meetings to advise staff on the standard operating procedure methodology to be used in planning, implementation, operations, and evaluation of these reviews
  • Prepare materials for the appropriations hearings, advisory council and working groups meetings; attend Congressional briefings summarize meetings for senior staff and present finding to staff for discussion
  • Advise the NHLBI Cure Sickle Cell Initiative Program Team of unique conditions and issues which affect scientific and administrative functions
  • Assist staff with the preparation of scientific talks and presentations
  • Assists in other NHLBI Cure Sickle Cell Initiative program-related activities
  • Assist staff with the development and coordination of working groups and meetings, including team meetings
  • Facilitate communication with respect to goals of the overall program among other Federal agencies and Cure Sickle Cell Initiative Partners such as the American Society of Hematology, biomedical industry, and patient stakeholder groups
  • Facilitate communications and collaborations between the NHLBI Cure Sickle Cell Initiative team and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine CIRM regarding co-funded projects
  • Facilitate communication among the NHLBI Cure Sickle Cell Clinical Trial Platform, the NHLBI Cure Sickle Cell Biomanufacturing Core, the NHLBI Cure Sickle Cell Data Consortium, the NHLBI Cure Sickle Cell Program Team, NHLBI staff, and NHLBI leadership by providing information about the overall program and serving as a resource for general inquiries










  • Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Community and Public Health, or similar field
  • At least 3 years of specialized experience



Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of NIH grants and funding mechanisms
  • Excellent analytical organizational, and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Workshop and conference planning
  • Establish collaborations
  • Clinical research
  • Clinical Trials
  • Data collection
  • Plain language
  • Data analysis
  • Writing
  • MS Office, specifically Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word



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