Kelly Services Neuroscience Research Program Analyst - NIH - Rockville, MD in Rockville, Maryland

Neuroscience Research Program Analyst * NIH * Rockville, MD

Kelly Government Solutions is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers. Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Kelly Government Solutions offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world. We are currently seeking a Neuroscience Research Program Analyst to support the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) & Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in Rockville, MD.

This is a long-term contract position which offers:

  • Competitive salary with comprehensive benefit package

  • Opportunity to work at NIH, world's foremost medical research center

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TASKS/SERVICES : The contractor shall:

(1) Work with staff to create search criteria for locating scientific, program and related information on the internet and other means, including literature and database searches.

(2) Make contributions to create programmatic documents; describe scientific and management issues and policies related to designated programs.

(3) Conduct searches for material for a specific programmatic need, conduct portfolio analyses using various NIH databases

(4) Create content for the NIMH specific projects and program websites.

(5) Work with staff to organize, analyze and write reports in scientific areas.

(6) Read, interpret, analyze and condense material from a variety of sources for presentation.

(7) Assimilate data and prepare presentation materials such as tables, graphs, slides and overheads.

(8) 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.

(9) Work with staff to analyze and develop presentations consisting of data from grantee progress reports to be used by Program staff and at grantee meetings in the overall analysis of Program progress.

(10) Track action items and tasks; provide deadline reminders to Program staff; maintain spreadsheets of relevant information.

(11) Perform logistical planning for and participate in various scientific meetings, conference calls, symposia, lectures and workshops; provide and disseminate minutes/reports and action items.

(12) Develop meeting agendas for Program working group meetings and other Program related meetings.

(13) Verify accuracy of human subjects enrollment data from Interim Reports; enter information into Population Tracking tables into the NIH eRA module.

(14) Validate NIH Program Checklist items against grant application information for program review and approval.

(15) Assist program staff in developing drafts of Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) and Contract Solicitations; monitor/track the initiative approval process for relevant RFAs, RFPs, and PAs.

(16) Enter new FOAs into the appropriate forms/templates.

(17) Research grant data and program announcements; send to grantees with instructions on how to apply for specific grants.

(18) Review supplement requests; provide summaries to staff.

(19) Perform QVR searches; generate and analyze data to produce spreadsheets for use by program staff.

(20) Read, interpret, analyze and condense material from a variety of sources for presentation; conduct portfolio analyses using various NIH databases.

(21) Take a proactive role in tracking action items and tasks, providing deadline reminders to Program staff, grantees, external advisory collaborators; update and maintain spreadsheets and databases of relevant information.

(22) Participate in meetings and provide agendas/minutes/reports and action items.

(23) Work with NIH staff and serve as the point of contact with logistics and web design contract staff to coordinate planning, identify needs and roadblocks, and resolve any and all ongoing issues for various scientific meetings, conference calls, symposia, lectures and workshops.

(24) Travel to relevant meetings to assist staff in meeting preparation and presentations; network with funded grantees and potential collaborators.

(25) Design prototype website and registration forms for NIH staff needs using approved platforms.

(26) Research, provide cost comparisons and recommend options on a number of service vendors (e.g. for Hotels/Meeting Spaces, website and events management services).

(27) Represent DNBBS at local and national meetings in collaboration with Program staff delivering presentations and posters; disseminate details of the Program and collect information of value to the Program goals as needed.

(28) Organize and maintain internal and external repositories of resources, including minutes, reports, spreadsheets and web pages related to the program to better facilitate the efficient flow of information relating to projects and program activities; complete ongoing training to advance skills as the database administrator.

(29) Track and analyze changes in policy and procedures related to the Program management and proactively inform Program staff of their implications and recommend action.

(30) Work with the NIMH-supported Website programming team to update relevant program websites; create content for website and recommend additions or changes to NIH staff; implement quality assurance by verifying information is accurate and displayed properly.

(31) Originate drafts of, review, proofread and archive programmatic documents describing scientific and portfolio management issues and policies related to the designated programs to NIH leaders and program staff.

(32) Organize, analyze, and/or present reports in scientific areas; advise on the most effective method of presentation; suggest various formats.

(33) Work with NIH staff on Program evaluations; make recommendations to resolve problems or improve efficiency.

REQUIREMENTS : The contractor must have:

(1) Master’s degree in Biology, Neuroscience, or a related discipline; three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Bachelor’s degree is equivalent to a Master’s degree.

(2) Minimum of four (4) years of related neuroscience research and project management experience.

(3) Strong communications skills, both oral and written.

(4) Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.


Note that the phone number for our NIH branch is not listed. Due to the high volume of inquiries, we regret that we cannot accept phone calls. All qualified candidates will be contacted.

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