Scientific Program Analyst

Bethesda, Maryland
May 24, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

We are currently searching for a Scientific Program Analyst to independently provide support services to satisfy the overall operational objectives of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). The primary objective is to provide services and deliverables through performance of support services.  This opportunity is full-time, and it is on site in Bethesda, MD.  

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Request information from and provide e-mail, phone and written responses to principal investigators grantees, extramural program staff and others on scientific and programmatic issues
  • Read, interpret, analyze, and condense scientific and programmatic material from a variety of sources for presentation
  • Track action items and tasks; provide deadline reminders to Program staff and maintain spreadsheets of relevant information
  • Work with staff on existing projects and or the development, initiation, and execution of new project initiatives
  • Work with staff on the concept development, planning, execution, and support of all project-related activities
  • Organize and maintain project documentation and communications; track project progress using project management tools
  • Review and proofread programmatic documents describing scientific and management issues and policies related to their designated program
  • Track action items and tasks, provide deadline reminders to Program staff; maintain spreadsheets of relevant information
  • Request information from and provide responses to principal investigators program staff and others on scientific and programmatic issues
  • Conduct literature searches in PubMed, Web of Science, and other information sources; manage references using bibliographic software
  • Conduct search for material for a specific programmatic need/and or presentation, using a database to search for material in many cases
  • Organize and analyze reports in a scientific area as assigned
  • Create scientific search criteria for locating scientific, program and related information on the internet and other means, including literature and database searches
  • Prepare scientific and programmatic presentation materials such as tables, graphs, slides, abstracts, posters, and overheads by assimilating and mastering the scientific data and programmatic context for use at presentations and meetings
  • Analyze and develop presentations consisting of data from progress reports to be used by Program staff and at meetings in the overall analysis of Program progress
  • Organize existing slides presentations talking points into a functional database library
  • Design, develop and maintain databases, Listservs, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations and other computer applications
  • Collect, read, interpret, analyze, and condense material from a variety of sources and prepare reports of data analysis for presentation
  • Prepare presentation materials such as handouts, meeting materials, slide presentations, and background supplemental documents, spreadsheets, charts and graphs for conferences, committee, meetings, workshops, and group updates
  • Attend meetings, training, and conferences in support of program initiatives
  • Develop a template for reporting meeting minutes to Program staff
  • Perform logistical planning for various scientific meetings, conference calls, symposia, lectures, workshops, and special projects
  • Identify, assess, draft, edit, revise, and assemble necessary background materials
  • Work with staff to identify key issues and track action items and tasks, providing deadline reminders to Program staff and update and maintain spreadsheets of relevant information
  • Represent the Program at local and national meetings; deliver presentations and posters; disseminate details of the Program and collect information of value to the Program goals
  • Draft, review and proofread programmatic documents, such as conference agendas, meeting agendas, letters to presenters, participant lists, handouts, emails, thank you letters and reports
  • Work with staff to coordinate and plan scientific meetings, including communications with distinguished lecturers, invited guests and participants, registration, and meeting logistics
  • Prepare and give formal presentations for division leadership and other interest groups
  • Give regular progress reports to sponsor and stakeholders
  • Coordinate with strategic project leaders on the logistics annual in-person Committee meetings, monthly teleconferences or videoconferences, and additional teleconferences, videoconferences, or electronic reviews to address key issues
  • Maintain ongoing, proactive communication with key personnel throughout the initiative; gather, provide, and exchange information with Network investigators, their staff and other relevant individuals
  • Organize and coordinate program activities; manage agendas, meetings, background materials and minutes
  • Provide project management support for large and or complex projects with internal and external stakeholders and other project participants
  • Ensure that all aspects of the programs are tracked and reported, key milestones and deliverables dates are known and adhered to, and that all individuals and partners involved are kept appraised of progress of integrated tasks and next steps
  • Conduct project close out reviews to reflect on current processes and identify areas for improvement
  • Work with staff to assist and conduct management and administrative analysis; evaluate procedures, policies, processes, and systems for the purpose of improving efficiency
  • Define problems; analyze alternatives; recommend solutions to complete problems affecting the conduct of research programs
  • Organize, analyze, and write project reports, scientific papers, and present reports in scientific areas, based on results and findings
  • Organize and maintain a repository of resources, including minutes, reports, spreadsheets, and web pages related to the program
  • Obtain information and data; review and summarize materials and data; gather and coordinate information for review conduct data entry and file maintenance; edit and or prepare text, data, and charts
  • Search scientific, program and related information on the Web and other means; perform literature and database searches
  • Complete progress reports that detail project status and flag potential issues
  • Develop periodic and special reports, search records and files, the Internet, background materials and precedent references
  • Prepare spreadsheets summarizing research efforts by grant mechanism and or scientific topic
  • Track project progress and provide regular reports
  • Prepare complete technical reports, formal progress reports, monthly status reports and special technical correspondence and memos
  • Maintain and distribute scientific papers relevant to specific programmatic needs
  • Design, perform and complete research projects, applying scientific knowledge to each project, and provide a detailed summary of goals and scope, milestones, and go-no-go decisions points
  • Work with the Office of Communications and Public Liaison to achieve the communications goals
  • Lead efforts to expand the use of social media; develop and implement a plan to use social media channels to keep stakeholders and the research community informed and up to date
  • Track action items and tasks; provide deadline reminders to staff; maintain spreadsheets of relevant information for grants, contracts, and other programs
  • Provide project planning and project management strategies to efficiently approach complex tasks
  • Collect information on programs and grants to facilitate identification of scientific overlap and or duplication, future scientific directions, workload distribution, etc.
  • Collaborate with staff to plan and carry out special studies and analyses of the research portfolios
  • Develop and maintain database and website content related to scientific programs
  • Develop, update, and maintain information databases e.g., SharePoint sites; provide document retrieval support
  • Review and proofread programmatic documents describing scientific and management issues and policies related to designated scientific program
  • Analyze and develop presentations consisting of scientific and technical data from grantee progress reports to be used by Program staff and at grantee meetings in the overall analysis of Program progress
  • Participate in various meetings and provide minutes reports detailing the scientific and programmatic issues
  • Develop meeting agendas for Program working group meetings and other Program related meetings
  • Work with the NHGRI Website programmer to update the DER website; create content for website



  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Life Sciences, and related disciplines, with college classes in STEM related topics (e.g., Calculus, Statistics, Coding/Programming)
  • At least 1-2 years of experience
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills
  • Exemplary work ethic and professionalism
  • Ability to synthesize information and understand underlying relationships to transfer knowledge to new situations
  • Experience working effectively independently and in teams
  • Ability to proactively manage multiple components of various projects
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to pay attention to details
  • Research experience
  • Interest in biomedical research endeavors
  • MS Office
  • Python
  • R
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Dovel Technologies and its Family of Companies (Medical Science & Computing and Ace Info Solutions) was acquired in October 2021.


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