Immediate need for health science administrator to participate in planning and leading projects related to cancer research and cancer disparities research portfolios for multi-disciplinary research, training and outreach network programs. Incumbent will perform health science administrator responsibilities that require expertise in cancer research, especially in areas of basic science, behavioral sciences, evaluation, and/or community-based education and outreach. Familiarity with NIH extramural funding is a plus, and outstanding oral and written communications skills regarding cancer health research are a requirement.
Perform scientific and administrative reviews and analysis of applications/proposals from a programmatic viewpoint and ensure timelines are adhered to.
Consult with and advise grantees/contractors during preparation of applications/proposals and provide guidance on program issues.
Coordinate and administer grants to fulfill the mission of the Branch and Division.
Organize and conduct workshops, conferences, symposia, or similar activities.
Visit universities, research institutions, commercial organizations, other government agencies, and public and private organizations to promote and explain the objectives of the program.
Conduct portfolio related tasks, such as working with program directors and stakeholders to identify evaluation goals/objectives, review literature to aid in portfolio analysis, and contribute to data collection and analysis of programmatic progress reports.
Prepare assessments of grantee progress to include summarizing outcome findings, and generating recommendations and specific programmatic reports from programmatic documents and databases.
Support and may attend site visits to institutions to determine adequacy of research, training and education/outreach facilities and activities.
Assist with organizing and managing programmatic meetings and peer-review groups to assess research proposals for scientific merit.
Doctoral or equivalent degree preferred and 1-5 years related experience.
Knowledge of principles, practices, methods, and techniques of cancer research and public health programs to advise community cancer centers and/or academic institutions on cancer programs.
Ability to develop and evaluate information dissemination programs for underserved populations.
Foster specific science through initiatives, program development, and meetings.
Ability to plan and implement public health programs in the field of cancer disparity research.
Ability to communicate and interact with all levels of people; particularly researchers and lay public.
Specialized experience desired:
Provide technical assistance on scientific concepts and methods related to cancer-related disparities and community-based participatory research; provide technical and scientific expertise in areas focused on cancer health disparities.
Assistance establishing partnerships to increase activities in reducing cancer health disparities; prepare highly technical scientific correspondence, reports, policies, and other written material; prepare and collaborate preparing reports, articles, and other complex written documents for publication in professional literature and/or presentation at professional meetings.
Bilingual capabilities considered an asset.
Employment Type: full-time
Position located at government site in Gaithersburg, MD
Competitive employee benefits.
Please submit cover letter and resume to . NOVA Research Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.