Scientific Program Analyst

Rockville, Maryland
May 26, 2022
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
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 Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics. The primary objective is to provide services and deliverables through performance of support services. This is a full-time, on-site opportunity in Bethesda, MD.  

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Coordinate epidemiologic study implementation and data collection; serve as liaison between Clinical Genetics Branch (CGB) collaborators and staff. 
  • Coordinate IRB submissions (new, amendments, continuing reviews, etc.) for Branch protocols.
  • Organize, enhance, and monitor CGB study-related and patient enrollment websites.
  • 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.
  • 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, using a database to search for material in many cases.
  • Read, interpret, analyze and condense material from a variety of sources for presentation.
  • Organize existing slides/presentations/talking points into a functional database/library.
  • Design, develop and maintain databases, Listservs, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations and other computer applications.
  • 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.
  • Prepare data summaries, manuscripts, professional presentations, and patient educational materials.
  • Edit written documents for stylistic, grammatical, and typographical errors.
  • Attend meetings, training, and conferences in support of program initiatives.
  • Perform logistical planning for various scientific meetings, conference calls, symposia, lectures, workshops, and special projects.
  • 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.
  • Work with staff to identify key issues and track action items/tasks, providing deadline reminders to Program staff, maintain spreadsheets and other Microsoft suite management tools with relevant information/tasks.
  • Work with staff to coordinate and plan meetings (scientific or administrative), including communications with distinguished lectures, invited guests, study participants. Assist with registration and meeting logistics.
  • Coordinate with strategic project leaders on the logistics annual in-person (or virtual) Committee meetings, monthly ad hoc teleconferences or videoconferences.
  • 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.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve operational problems related to CGB clinical research protocols.
  • 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.
  • Design and provide support for the analysis of questionnaires, surveys, protocols, informed consent documents, training manuals, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and database management systems.
  • Ensure compliance with IRB requirements and deadlines.
  • Coordinate interactions among CGB, the NCI IRB and the Special Studies IRB.
  • Maintain current expertise on human subjects’ research issues as related to HIPPA and the IRB review process, policies, and procedures.
  • Assist with efforts to improve database tools (e.g., CGB's study enrollment and database system) and other programs by coordinating and hosting meetings with database stakeholders, contractors, study staff, and relevant collaborators.
  • Organize and maintain a repository of resources, including minutes, reports, spreadsheets, and web pages related to the program.
  • Complete progress reports that detail project status and flag potential issues.
  • Track project progress and provide regular reports.
  • Management of Consortia for the Clinical Director.
  • Prepare complete technical reports, formal progress reports, monthly status reports and special announcements.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Develop, update, and maintain information databases (e.g., SharePoint sites); provide document retrieval support.
  • Facilitate biospecimen acquisition, shipment, storage, tracking and distribution.
  • Perform quality control of biospecimens, collected data and forms design.
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of database and website content related to scientific programs.
  • Track clinical research studies for appropriate documentation, goals, timelines and plans.





  • Masters degree in Multi-Disciplinary or General Science
  • At least 1-2 years of experience
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • PowerPoint
  • SharePoint
  • EndNote
  • Excel
  • WebEx
  • Pub med literature search
  • Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS)
  • Statistical Analysis System (SAS)
  • Workshop and conference planning
  • Establish collaborations
  • Epidemiological studies
  • Technology transfer
  • Project management
  • Strategic planning
  • Data collection
  • Biospecimens
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Working knowledge of epidemiology, clinical research and biostatistics
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions 
  • Excel
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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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