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Program Analyst (Contractor), Office of the Director

The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is offering an exciting opportunity to join our team as a program analyst. This contract position will serve in the Office of the Director as a member of the interdisciplinary, collaborative scientific operations team. The primary role of the program analyst will be to provide support for Division scientific review committees. The analyst will ensure scientific proposals and protocols are reviewed appropriately and will maintain file infrastructure and proposal databases to track and report on the status. The incumbent will also perform a wide range of project management, technical, and advisory functions related to scientific operations-related tasks. Additional responsibilities include managing timeline and processes for various awards. The duties of this position will integrate with and complement other research operations and planning tasks on the scientific operations team.


Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree. Candidates must have strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to coordinate and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy. Excellent verbal and written communications skills are necessary. Candidates must be able to respond to time-sensitive requests independently, work well under pressure, and work with large amounts of fragmented data in a fast-paced environment. Additional experience in the use and management of collaborative and file sharing platforms (e.g., SharePoint, Box) is desirable.


NCI DCEG is the world’s most comprehensive cancer epidemiology research group. The Division carries out its research program to discover the genetic and environmental determinants of cancer and new approaches to cancer prevention with a cadre of in-house researchers and trainees. The scientific operations team within the DCEG Office of the Director aims to provide outstanding support and guidance on scientific, programmatic, and administrative processes, and manage Division-wide resources to promote the success of DCEG staff and projects. NCI is an exciting place to work, and the position provides excellent learning opportunities. Pay is commensurate with qualifications. This is a contract position at a government agency in Rockville, Maryland.

How to Apply

Interested individuals should e-mail cover letter, resume, and three references to: Hannah Yang (please include "Program Analyst" in the email subject line). Applications will be considered as they are received, and will be accepted until the position is filled.

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