Exciting job opportunity within the Applied Research Program (ARP), in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). This position is available immediately. Unlike federal jobs, the hiring process is quick as this is a contract position.
Position Description: The research assistant will function as a member of the Applied Research Program (ARP) and work with ARP staff on initiatives to promote the program mission. The research assistant will work collaboratively in a support role with scientific staff at the NCI and other Institutes at the NIH in the design, development and analysis of research projects and related activities. Day-to-day activities will include:
• Provide research management and analytic support for a range of major projects, including development of research protocols; designing and developing survey data collection instruments; development of computerized systems for data collection, reviewing and editing analytic databases, and performing portfolio analyses as needed.
• Conduct literature searches and provide summaries of findings from literature as part of preliminary planning for new research activities and directions.
• Participate in various conference calls and meetings for defined research projects potentially providing synopses of meeting discussion or action items.
• Participate in activities related to improving the management and progress of research within ARP.
• Draft reports.
• Participate and aid in making recommendations and monitoring implementation to improve management and progress of extramural research managed within ARP.
• Support scientific staff in conferring with other government agencies, extramural researchers and the broader scientific community on future projects, policy, and general research.
• Master’s Degree in Epidemiology or knowledge and experience using various electronic software systems and databases (Windows Explorer, MS Word, Access, PowerPoint). Scientific background is ideal.
• Two years or more post-graduate degree work experience.
• Knowledge of management and administrative principles and practices that will enable the contractor to plan, develop, coordinate and evaluate epidemiologic and statistical research projects.
• Experience with interrelationships between governments, educational, industrial and private research concerns.
• Experience analyzing data and interpreting results of analyses.
• Experience writing and editing documents.
• Experience in a multi-tasking environment; specifically working in a timely manner on multiple projects in varying stages with several project directors and points of contact.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Experience working effectively, both independently and with scientific and administrative staff, using professional interpersonal skills.
• Experience being proactive and take initiative, as well as to follow directions.
Salary/Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience and education. Benefits are provided.
To learn more about the ARP, please see the website: http://appliedresearch.cancer.gov/
If interested, please submit resume to Emily Dowling, Program Analyst, ARP, firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Dowling, MHS
Applied Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
6130 Executive Blvd, EPN 4111, MSC 7344
Bethesda, MD 20892-7344
Phone: (301) 594-6654
Fax: (301) 435-3710