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Job #: R-00001879
Location: Bethesda, MD
Category: Research Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Health

Job Description:

The Government Health and Safety Solutions Operation is seeking a Health Science Policy Analyst in Bethesda, MD.

The HSPA serves a key role in providing support to the THRO by researching, analyzing, and preparing plans and reports on research and research training, focused on American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) populations and tribal affairs. In this role, the analyst identifies appropriate source information, performs necessary analyses, and prepares reports, slides, fact sheets, and other materials for the THRO.


Data Analysis and Reports

Identifying NIH or other data sources and performing data queries, literature reviews, developing or otherwise finding data needed to prepare reports to be submitted by the THRO.

Working to complete strategic plan for THRO as a key priority.

Working to complete annual AI/AN research portfolio analysis.

Extracting data from various NIH systems and analyzing data for accuracy, and ensuring the data are pertinent to reporting requirements.

Developing and utilizing quality assurance methods to ensure data are complete, accurate, and pertinent to the task. Takes steps to reconcile data integrity concerns.

Drafting reports based on data analysis, feedback, and Division/OD/NIH/HHS practices.

Task 2: Information Dissemination

Preparing PowerPoint presentations for a wide range of audiences on NIH AI/AN research and career development activities

Proofreading written documents on technical issues and translating technical and scientific subject matter into clear and concise text.

Ensuring that written content is clear, consistent and free of bureaucratic or overly dense language.

Developing and editing content for print publications, Web pages, and intranet.

2Developing brochures and fact sheets.

Deliverables for this position are highly variable and will be specified with each assignment. In addition, given the level of coordination responsibility the analyst will undertake, the analyst will propose due dates for tasks for approval by the COR in consultation with the THRO Director.

On a general level, deliverables will include databases and spreadsheets with statistical data that conform to the requirement.

Deliverables may also include reports of variable lengths and Web content.

Instructions and guidance will be provided to the analyst as assignments arise. In some cases, however, assignments will be entirely new to the Division and will have no accompanying guidelines to follow. The analyst will be expected to draw on past experience, education, and prior work products to identify the proper way to proceed.

Qualifications, Education, and Experience Required

  • Master's degree in a related discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience.
  • Knowledge of NIH policies, procedures and policies.
  • Broad knowledge of biomedical research areas so as to be able to conduct literature searches, to gather new information, identify topics, write and edit in depth technical documents and documents for the lay public.
  • Excellent judgment in interpreting findings, analyzing data and other gathered information, verifying facts, and drawing conclusions.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and image processing software (Photoshop).
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Knowledge of correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and style.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

Requires US Citizen or US Person (Green Card Holder) with the ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance.

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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