Science Policy Analyst

Rockville, Maryland, United States · Science Policy · 148


Ripple Effect is seeking two full-time Science Policy Analysts to join our Program Management and Policy team to work primarily on projects supporting the Office of Extramural Research (OER) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The ideal candidate should be familiar with biomedical research and the NIH grant process, organized and detail-oriented, and have a variety of skills outlined below to manage and implement policies.

Position Overview


Ripple Effect Communications provides professional consulting services to the Federal government in the areas of: Communications & Outreach; Program Management & Policy; and Research & Evaluation. Ripple Effect is a fast-paced, demanding, and rewarding environment where independent work, creative thinking, and solution-proposing are the norm. For this position, we are looking for someone to support the Office of Extramural Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This position may be located at our headquarters or on-site at NIH. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, comfortable learning new software, and have an understanding of biomedical research and policy. We are looking for someone who is comfortable working across multiple projects and knows how to harness technology to accomplish project goals. Those who thrive in this environment are collaborative individuals who enjoy learning new skills, coming up with creative solutions to problems, and utilizing clear and effective communication.

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Job Description

The position is part of a team that supports NIH projects and clients. Support could include data analysis, policy research, analytical writing, project management, and policy implementation. As this position will involve close interaction with our clients, superior communication and organizational skills are required. A successful applicant should have a thorough understanding of NIH's mission, biomedical research, and science policy. A sampling of tasks may include:


Basic Requirements

Preferred Skills


Our employees are rewarded in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional benefits, and a range of work/life programs based on employment classification. Benefit offerings may include:

Vetting and Hiring Process

It is the policy of Ripple Effect Communications, Inc. that:

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