We are seeking a Scientific Program Analyst to support the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in Bethesda, MD. Our NIAID professional, technical, and scientific support personnel are part of a team focused on positively impacting millions of lives around the world. Candidates will work at a diverse and vibrant NIAID worksite to directly support ongoing research activities as a contractor team member. Take the next big step in your career and apply below to help us make a difference.
CAMRIS International is a dynamic clinical research and international development firm that achieves innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective programs and research management services. We combine our proven systems with today's most effective, evidence-based best practices. Our core practice areas include: clinical research; vaccine research, microbiology and infectious disease research, development and production; biodefense; global health security; and HIV/AIDS programs.
Our employees enjoy a diverse, collegial environment where individual contributions matter at all levels. At CAMRIS, you will notably improve the lives of people at home and abroad.
- Identify all personnel participating in a grant application/contract proposal and documenting their scientific and administrative roles to enable the SRO to manage scientific conflict of interest.
- Create, collate, and organize scientific expertise datasets on peer reviewers for review assignment actions by the SRO.
- Conduct similarity searches in the Information for Management, Planning, Analysis, and Coordination (IMPAC) II system to develop a preliminary list of potential subject matter experts for a given scientific area to serve on a peer review panel for consideration by the SRO.
- Update the Research Initiative Management System (RIMS).
- Coordinate the completion of pre-review and post-review conflict of interest certifications of NIH staff in attendance at peer review meetings.
- Assist SRO in the conduct of the reviewer meeting, by documenting the outcome of peer review meetings and disseminates results to NIH stakeholders and grant applicants within one business day after the completion of a peer review meeting.
- Compile key meeting documents for archival purposes to maintain compliance with the NIH and Review Program's peer review meeting document archival policy.
- Develop critique template/Technical Evaluation Score Sheet (TESS) for use by the NIH peer review panel members to develop written scientific and technical evaluations for assigned grant applications/contract proposals.
- Download, process, and verify data from grant applications/contract proposals into a peer review data analysis and management system (Scientific Review Data Management System [SRDMS], Reviewer Recruitment Module, or equivalent).
- Compile scientific peer review meeting roster, verify for accuracy, take corrective actions where necessary, and disseminate this information to IC stakeholders (Program Staff, DEA, Budget Office, IC-OD etc.) by timely issuance of memoranda on behalf of the SRO.
- On behalf of the SRO, coordinate contractual agreements for meeting space, sleeping rooms, and audio-video facilities for off-site, face-to-face peer review meetings.
- Ensure compliance with the travel expenses reimbursement policies for federal employees serving on a scientific peer review panel, and serve as a point-of-contact to troubleshoot travel plans and reimbursement of allowable peer review meeting expenses for panel members.
- Develop a report for honoraria payments to the NIH peer review panel members for approval by the SRO.
- Analyze administrative data from applications/proposals.
- Identify and develop a thorough understanding of the critical administrative elements of the assigned FOA such as page limits, budget caps, mandatory elements, special attachments, period of performance, letters of support, renewal and resubmission permissions, etc. for the submission of a grant application/contract proposal.
- Review grant applications/contract proposals for adherence to the critical requirements listed in the FOA and applicable NIH peer review policies on page limits, biosketch format, font and spacing requirements, cover letter, appendix material, etc.
- Identify administrative non-compliant grant applications/contract proposals, develop documentation for action on these grant applications/contract proposals and presents findings to the SRO for further action.
- Coordinate activities for the return of non-compliant grant applications with IC Referral staff.
- Identify grant applications/contract proposals for which Letters of Intent were received by the NIH and collect data on grant applications/contract proposals that are being submitted without a prior Letter of Intent.
- Monitor the status of grant application/contract proposal processing and receipt by the IC Review Program.
- Provide administrative support to the branch as needed.
- The position requires a relevant biomedical degree, preferably a MS, or BS with a few years of experience in a lab, medical setting, or scientific administration. The more relevant degrees include medical technology, biomedical health sciences, translational microbiology, immunology, biotechnology, etc.
- If the candidate has a BS in Biology, s/he should demonstrate they have taken relevant coursework such as microbiology, immunology, parasitology, virology, and/or genetics to be considered qualified for the position.
- Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with non-technical and technical staff.
- Detail-oriented and possess strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects.
CAMRIS International LLC offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at www.CAMRIS.com . CAMRIS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by any applicable federal, state, or local law.
Some positions or sites may require that the incumbent be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination may be required.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a Public Trust-level background check, a requirement for this position under an active federal contract. The background check process may include, but is not limited to the following: (1) contacting your professional references; (2) verification of previous employment, education and credentials; (3) a criminal background check; (4) use/abuse of federally-controlled substances; and (5) a department of motor vehicle check. Candidates must be prepared to fully-complete any required background check questionnaire during initial onboarding.
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