Science Policy Analyst (Junior/Senior)
- Duty Location: Rockville, Maryland
- Position Information: Full-Time, Permanent
- Vacancies: 1 Open Position (Junior/Senior level to be determined based on candidate experience; salary commensurate with experience)
- Security Level: Basic
- Travel Required: None
- Relocation Expenses: No relocation expenses may be authorized for this position.
Ripple Effect is looking for an individual with experience in science policy to work with our Federal clients at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other health/science related agencies – someone who is solution-oriented and uses determination and creativity as a regular part of the tool kit. We are looking for someone who is comfortable working across multiple projects and knows how to harness technology to accomplish project goals. This is a fast-paced, demanding environment, but also very rewarding, with independent work, creative thinking, and the opportunity to work on high-impact projects. 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.
This position is on the staff of a government consulting firm located in Rockville, MD. Work is contracted to our firm by Federal Government departments and agencies, including the National Institutes of Health. The successful applicant will become part of a project team that supports NIH projects and clients. Support could include data analysis, policy research, analytical writing, project management, and process improvement. As this position will involve close interaction with our clients, superior communication and organizational skills are required. Project duties may require assisting with researching guidance and regulations, drafting answers to questions from organizations and individuals participating in the programs, documenting decisions, helping groups and committees reach consensus, and working in a team. The successful applicant should have a thorough understanding of biomedical research and policy. A sampling of tasks may include:
- Writing and editing policy documents based on changing regulation and policy
- Supporting new policy implementation across internal NIH staff and the external community
- Preforming qualitative and quantitative analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of policies and programs
- Facilitates meetings in support of NIH policies and systems
- Collection and preparation of data from surveys and administrative information systems
- Providing content and editorial support for briefings and notices
- Conducting literature searches and review to provide background information for related project topics
- Prepare for and summarize client communications and correspondence
- Tracking internal project functions, specifically the progress of tasks
- Addresses technical issues with documents to ensure 508 compliance and consistency in a number of formats including HTML, PDF and Word
- Other duties as assigned
- Hold a Ph.D. in a research related area (biomedical research or public health preferred)
- Have a minimum of 3 years professional experience
- Proficiency in Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and SharePoint
- Strong attention to detail and organization
- Strong analytical skills with quantitative and/or qualitative research experience
- Ability to effectively communicate problems and results, orally and in writing
- Excellent command of the English language
Ripple Effect Communications, Inc.offers a wide array of plans in its flexible benefits program with options that enable each employee to structure a benefits package tailored to meet his or her family's needs.
Offerings within those programs may include:
- Life, long-term disability and other insurance products
- Reimbursement accounts for out-of-pocket medical expenses
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