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Health Science Analyst

Post Date:May 09, 2018Type:Full-Time
Start Date:5/9/2018Salary:
Location:US-MD-Bethesda Job Reference:2018-2852

Job Description:

Medical Science & Computing (MSC) is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government.  We have a distinguished history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities.

We attract the best people in the business with our competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, Medical and Flexible Spending Accounts, Pre-Tax Transit Assistance and tuition reimbursement. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing, professional service and technology focused organization, please apply today!

MSC is currently searching for a Health Science Analyst to support the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is full-time, and it is on site in Bethesda, MD. The Health Science Analyst provides support in the quantitative and qualitative analysis of large volumes of data associated with programmatic and scientific portfolios.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Design, analyze and evaluate scientific portfolios on a quantitative or qualitative basis that can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of programs in meeting established goals and objectives.
  • Review, monitor, and analyze narrative and statistical reports and program data to identify programmatically significant findings.
  • Interpret findings resulting from studies that are independently developed.
  • Contribute to development of portfolio analysis tools including the design, testing and implementation of new tools and the improvement of existing tools.
  • Communicate research results through multiple venues such as internal presentations, newsletter articles, conference presentations, scientific publications, or project reports.
  • Remain knowledgeable of NIH and bibliometric data, data infrastructure, and data management requirements.
  • Maintain knowledge of Public Health concepts, epidemiology and Biostatistics and computational biology and informatics.
  • Foster and conduct investigations of new approaches and methods to enhance existing portfolio analysis techniques.
  • Inform of important changes in portfolio analysis methods, techniques, and theory.
  • Collaborate and consult in support of portfolio analysis activities.
  • Interact with NIH program staff, other NIH IC staff and broad biomedical, knowledge management, and business intelligence communities to collaborate, and exchange knowledge and strategies to achieve the Office's goals of improved scientific portfolio analysis.
  • Seek outside opinions, when appropriate, and give fair and objective evaluation of ideas to produce the highest quality work products and services.
  • Provide advice and consultation to the Director on issues related to scientific portfolio analysis as needed.
  • Organize and lead meetings about portfolio analysis activities as appropriate.
  • Develop and update project plans that accurately reflect milestones, and resources for assigned or self-initiated projects.
  • Assist in other analysis tasks as related to scientific coding, categorization, or similar, as requested.
  • Advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in a biological, biomedical, or computational science field.
  • Minimum of four (4) years’ experience in research, science management, data science, bioinformatics, or other biocomputational fields.
  • Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills, including exceptional attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with staff at all levels.
  • Familiarity with research programs conducted at NIAID, other NIH Institutes, other Government organizations or private and non-profit institutions.
  • Knowledge of the biomedical or computational fields. 
  • Skill in the conduct of portfolio analyses.
  • Skill in use of data manipulation and analysis tools. Familiarity with statistical programs, database management and visualization tools are highly desired.
  • Knowledge of NIH extramural processes and mechanisms.
  • Knowledge of NIH data systems.

Medical Science & Computing is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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