Scientific Program Analyst - NIH - Bethesda, MD

Kelly Government Solutions is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers. Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Kelly Government Solutions offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world.  We are currently seeking a Scientific Program Analyst to work at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

This is a long-term contract position which offers:
- Competitive salary with comprehensive benefit package
- Tremendous growth opportunity
- Opportunity to work at NIH, world's foremost medical research center
- Learn more about what Kelly can do for you at

TASKS/SERVICES.  The contractor shall:

Project Management    

  • Develop funding plans, milestones and budget; transition projects through different phases and stages.
  • Ensure that all aspects of program are tracked and reported, key milestones and deliverable dates are known and adhered to, and that all individuals and partners involved are kept appraised of progress of integrated tasks and next steps.
  • Track project progress and provide regular reports.
  • Work with staff on NIH tracking and monitoring of human subject research such as enrollment, sample acquisition and compliance with central IRB.
  • Work with NIAMS Grants Management Branch to provide budget tracking.
  • Update and maintain electronic and paper files; copy and distribute materials. 



  • Manage calendars with regard to program and initiative activities.
  • Consult with and advise grantees/contractors during preparation of applications/proposals and provides guidance on program issues
    • Submission dates, timeline of review, summary statement, potential funding
    • Late applications/continuous submission
    • Requirements of specific funding opportunity announcements, including conference grants
  • Interface with and provide effective liaison with grantees, IC staff (e.g., grants management staff, scientific review staff) and NIH staff (e.g., Center for Scientific Review staff) and IC peer review groups
  • Provide technical assistance for the preparation of program announcements, requests for applications and contracts, and other NIAMS announcements.
  • Prepare responses and provide assistance for information from other NIAMS and NIH offices and outside organizations and agencies


Meetings and Conferences                                               

  • Coordinate logistics for in-person meetings, teleconferences or videoconferences
  • Make arrangements for and coordinate planning of teleconferencing activities for internal meetings of NIH staff.
  • Work with staff on the design, development and preparation of documents such as spreadsheets, letters, rosters, agendas, presentations and meeting minutes/summaries.
  • Organize program-specific Roundtables, Focus-groups, and Steering Committee meetings
    • Drafts and publishes the scientific program
    • Identifies and works with the logistics team
    • Serves as the NIH point-of-contact for all meeting related teleconferences
    • Ensures that questions to program-specific mailboxes are responded to and answers are posted on the FAQ section of the appropriate webpages
  • Assist with Standing Working Groups, Task Forces, and other cooperative efforts
    • Assists the NIAMS representatives to such groups by monitoring deadlines and identifying topics that are relevant to the NIAMS
    • Assists the co-chairs and executive secretaries by summarizing group meetings
  • Develop scientific material to be used as background and preparatory material for conferences, workshops, and planning group meeting to include determining the appropriate strategy for reviewing existing databases, searching the literature and reviewing grants funded by NIAMS, evaluating the articles for their relevance, abstracting key articles and preparing annotated bibliographies, reference lists, and written reports summarizing the state of knowledge in the area.


Review and Analysis                                                

  • Perform initial scientific and administrative reviews and analyses of applications/proposals, including:
    • Changes in key personnel involved in the funded project
    • Potential budgetary/scientific overlap with other projects
    • Compliance with NIH and NIAMS policy on:
    • Involvement of human subjects
    • Care and use of live vertebrate animals
    • Involvement of foreign institutions
    • Use of embryonic stem cells
    • Use of hazardous materials and agents
    • Public access to results of research
    • Financial Conflict of Interest
    • Resource sharing, including genomic data sharing
    • Support of clinical trials
  • Code grant applications for scientific/disease content.
  • Reviews grant applications to ensure that they are in compliance with NIAMS’ policy on clinical trials and then assigns Program Class Codes to each application


REQUIREMENTS.  The contractor must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in a grants or clinical research environment.
  • Excellent, proactive project management and problem-solving skills.
  • Expertise in effective/efficient meeting management.
  • Strong analytical, communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent leadership, analytical, organizational and time management skills.


Please visit to apply for this position.  Due to the volume of inquiries, we regret that we cannot accept phone calls.  Please also note that the phone number for our NIH branch is not listed.


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