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Program Analyst (Contractor), DCEG Office of the Director - Rockville, Maryland

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 contracts and scientific review committees. The incumbent will perform a wide range of project management, technical, and advisory functions related to contract support and other scientific operations-related tasks. Duties will include drafting contract documents, evaluating products and services, assisting with the resolution of technical problems, and providing guidance and support to ensure successful contract performance. The program analyst will serve as executive secretary for technical evaluation panels for contracts and for three Division-level 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. Additional responsibilities include serving as the advisor for records management for the Division and tracking sources of outside funding that are available and may be of interest to Division staff. The duties of this position will integrate with and complement other research operations and planning tasks on the scientific operations team. 

Qualifications: Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree. Experience in government preferred, with general knowledge of applicable terminologies, the contract process, and records management. In addition, experience in use and management of collaborative and file sharing platforms (e.g. SharePoint, Box) is desirable. 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.

Description: 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 manages 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. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.