This is a long-term contract position which offers:
- Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit package
- Optional health, vision, and dental plans
- Vacation leave as well as 10 paid federal holidays and 401K plan.
- Access to NIH’s unparalleled resources and niche scientific initiatives.
TASKS/SERVICES. The contractor shall:
1.Collaborate with staff in the NHLBI IOD and other NHLBI Divisions and Offices
2.Provide analyses, options, and/or recommendations or other information that reflect sound and supported judgment, accounting of relevant assumptions, and an understanding of the NHLBI and NIH missions and goals
3.Communicate orally and in writing in a clear, accurate, organized and concise manner
4.Interpret and provide timely summaries of relevant clinical and scientific information, as well as policies related to the areas of responsibility
5.Gather relevant information from NHLBI Divisions and Centers and other sources (e.g., to contribute to drafting guidance, policies, and procedures)
6.Assist in preparing, and providing substantive, timely, and constructive commentary on, materials developed for submittal to NHLBI and NIH leadership and DHHS officials, as well as for dissemination to health professionals, patients, and the public
7.Provide knowledge and insight in committees, teams, and/or other groups assembled to contribute to or help accomplish the mission and goals of the NHLBI and NIH.
8.Clearly and succinctly identify key issues, problems, different perspectives and relative pros and cons for issues and proposed approaches under consideration as part of NHLBI efforts to advance the missions and goals of the Institute and NIH
9.When federal workers are not available; attend meetings, workshops, seminars, in NHLBI relevant topics. Provide Federal Task Leader and other staff a summary of relevant proceedings in writing and/or orally, at staff meetings or in other venues as necessary for the work of NHLBI.
10.Proactively identify and follow up on important data, developments, action items, and is- sues relevant to assignments and timely completion of tasks
11.Engage colleagues and the supervisor on topics/assignments, and proactively identify new topics and strategies relevant to achieving the goals in support of the NHLBI
12.Develop requests for Information from NHLBI customers and collect, analyze, and summarize responses
13.Develop and distribute meeting materials, including agendas, slides, background articles, and other relevant documents.
14.Assist with staffing a trans-NHLBI initiative, the Optimization of the Clinical Trials Enterprise Team (OCTET), that includes staff from across the Divisions working together to optimize how the Institute solicits, funds and manages its clinical trials so that NHLBI-supported trials are well-designed and poised to yield interpretable and useful results, and extramural staff have the tools they need to exert appropriate stewardship and to address any challanges quickly and effectively.
15.Support efforts of the Chief Science Advisor in leading the Institute’s COVID-19 activities.
16.Assist in the management and tracking of the various workstreams (clinical trials; NHLBI network of networks; CONNECTS); longitudinal studies and NHLBI co-hort of cohorts; community engagement activities; and development of a patient diagnostic and referral core and registry, analytical platform, and data and bio- specimen repositories.
REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:
1.Ph.D. in biomedical or life sciences or related field. Three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Master’s degree is equivalent to a Ph.D. Five (5) years of specialized experience plus a Bachelor’s degree is equivalent to a Ph.D.
2.Minimum five (5) years’ experience in a relevant biomedical science field.
3.Knowledge of the NIH peer review process and the clinical trials research process
4.Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and the internet
5.Strong communication skills, both oral and written
6.Excellent analytical, organizational, and time management skills
7.Ability to exercise initiative and work independently
8.Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive matters diplomatically and discreetly
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