Start Date: November 17, 2020 11:00 AM
End Date: January 25, 2021 12:00 AM
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Location: Bethesda, Maryland
Application due date: Monday, January 25, 2021
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) seeks highly-motivated applicants for scientific administrative openings as a Scientific Program Analyst in Bethesda, MD. This is an exciting opportunity for recent graduates in the biological sciences to gain first-hand experience in and broad exposure to how cutting-edge medical research is supported. It is an ideal position for applicants seeking a two-year appointment prior to enrolling in graduate or professional school. The position supports the genomics research programs and consortia funded by NHGRI. The Scientific Program Analyst will carry out scientific analyses and project management duties in support of Program Directors in the NHGRI Extramural Research Program, which awards grants to the academic and biotechnology communities to carry out basic and applied genomics research.
https://www.genome.gov/research-funding/ for more information about NHGRI or check out the PDF here to see more details.
Candidates for this position will carry out duties in support of the NHGRI mission, including:
• Compile, summarize, and analyze in detail scientific and programmatic information
• Prepare tables, graphs, reports, and presentation slides
• Organize, provide logistical support, and attend conference calls, scientific meetings, and workshops
• Prepare meeting agendas and minutes accurately
• Respond to inquiries on scientific and programmatic issues in a timely manner
• Coordinate updates of programmatic websites
• Collaborate with other Scientific Program Analysts and senior staff on NHGRI projects
*** Travel may be required for this position depending on programmatic need.
*** This is not a laboratory research position. Duties are carried out in an office environment.
Required Qualifications and Skills:
• Recent college graduates (<1 year) with BA/BS in biological sciences or closely related field and
demonstrated interest in genetics/genomics, molecular biology, or computational genomics/data science
• Laboratory research experience (strongly preferred)
• Involvement in scientific endeavors e.g. teaching assistant position or participation in a scientific club
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Strong organizational skills and ability to pay attention to details
• Ability to proactively manage multiple components of various projects
• Experience working effectively independently and in teams
• Ability to synthesize information and understand underlying relationships to transfer knowledge to new
• Exemplary work ethic and professionalism
• Working knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel, andPowerPoint
This is a contract position with a two-year term. The successful applicant will be an employee of an NIH contracting
agency. The contracting agency offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package. They are unable to
provide employment sponsorship visas.
Please email resume (include GPA) and cover letter to NHGRIERPRecruitment@mail.nih.gov. In your cover letter,
please address the following:
• Your exposure to and interest in genetics/genomics.
• Reasons you are interested in this position.
• Recent project/goal that you are proud of in which a considerable amount of effort was given. Describe
how your ability to think critically and/or apply previous knowledge to a new problem was vital.
• Your start date availability.