The Life Sciences Division of the Leidos Health Group is seeking a Biomedical Research Senior Program Analyst who will provide diverse analytical and operational support to Department of Defense and other federal biomedical research and development (R&D) programs. Efforts may support a range of activities associated with executive management of biomedical R&D programs, to include strategic program planning; conduct of program evaluations; conduct of market research; review and/or development of business processes and administrative policies associated with research operations; analysis of research program technical and business data; and development of reports and briefings. The Senior Program Analyst will work with research programs spanning a broad range of biomedical investigation, ranging from basic research through clinical studies, and involving diverse scientific areas including human physiology and performance, neuroscience, microbiology, immunology, toxicology, pharmacology, medical devices and medical information systems. This position is located in Frederick, MD, and may involve occasional travel (typically less than 1 week per year).
The Senior Program Analyst will have lead responsibility to design and execute projects of moderate complexity involving collection and analyses of standard business, scientific or programmatic data; will coordinate with government program managers and program management staff to complete projects; and may guide and oversee efforts of other project team members. The Senior Program Analyst may also serve as a contributing team member on other projects. The job entails, but is not limited to, design and execution of data collection and analysis plans; detailed analysis, integration, categorization, and summarization of a broad spectrum of biomedical, health-related and/or programmatic information and data in tabular, graphic and/or narrative formats; and development and presentation of well-supported conclusions and recommendations. Data will most often be collected through direct data calls to program offices and laboratory staff, and the Senior Program Analyst will draft and coordinate responses to taskings and data calls that require inputs from multiple program managers or other personnel, and will review and integrate responses. Depending on the nature of the projects assigned, the Program Analyst may also be required to gather data from diverse sources including but not limited to federal databases, public websites, and direct interviews with subject matter experts. The selected individual will also be responsible for planning and coordinating technical and management meetings (e.g., program review meetings, scientific workshops, program planning meetings, scientific or business working group meetings) and overseeing logistics arrangements and the development of meeting documentation when needed. A high level of customer focus and responsiveness, as well as open and frequent coordination and discussion with a multidisciplinary and goal-oriented group, are inherent elements of the day-to-day operations.
- Individuals must possess a doctoral degree in the biomedical sciences or other discipline relevant to medical research and development, and at least 2 years of postgraduate research experience.
- The individual must have experience in analyzing and preparing visualizations and summaries of scientific-related and preferably programmatic data, and must have at least 1 year of experience in independently planning and executing discrete projects.
- Individuals must be detail-oriented with excellent analytical skills, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, demonstrate strong organizational abilities and interpersonal skills in coordinating group activities, and be capable of independent action and initiative.
- Individuals must be familiar with the practice of biomedical research and development, must be able to interact in a positive and competent manner with individuals at all levels of responsibility, and be willing to work across a wide range of rapidly changing and divergent management issues.
- Individuals must be highly proficient in standard Microsoft (MS) Office software (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel), including the ability to compile data and conduct analyses in MS Excel.
- Candidates must be US citizens with the ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance.
Prior experience with federal government or similar R&D program administration/management activities (e.g., strategic planning, program evaluation, program monitoring/oversight, etc.) is highly desired. Knowledge of principles of project management, knowledge of the Department of Defense Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) process, and familiarity with scientific/organizational budgets and related administrative processes are also desirable.
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:Yes
Clearance Level Required:Public Trust
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Life Scientist
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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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