• Program Specialist

    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/5/2018 2:51 PM)
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  • Overview

    Medical Science & Computing (MSC) is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government. We have a distinguished history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities.


    We attract the best people in the business with our competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, Medical and Flexible Spending Accounts, Pre-Tax Transit Assistance and tuition reimbursement. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing, professional service and technology focused organization, please apply today!


    Duties & Responsibilities

    Medical Science & Computing is searching for a Program Specialist to support the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  The position is full-time and is on-site in Bethesda, MD.

    • Modernize the Office to keep current with advances in technology and business solutions; identify ways to streamline processes.
    • Lead IT innovation projects that facilitate networking and program promotion such as podcasts, social networks, and online group discussions.
    • Work with NIH software and web development teams to identify and establish new processes for presenting and sharing information; provide tutorials for office team on new software
    • Create and manage social media accounts – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.; supervise content daily
    • Oversee listserv management; identify protocols and procedures for e-mailing listservs
    • Assist in design and editing of website; ensure accurate, up-to-date information is displayed; coordinate with appropriate NIH IT teams as necessary; manage content and provide updates/edits
    • Track and manage website creation/design project; provide images, data, and layout information
    • Develop a digital photo gallery with images of the program’s students and events; maintain database of consent and photo release forms.
    • Track and maintain all office equipment utilized in training and recruitment events.
    • Maintain current knowledge of conferences, seminars, and other events that would provide recruitment opportunities.
    • Attend program events, provide detailed reports for program website and newsletters; provide visuals and photographs for photo database, website, and recruitment/promotional materials.
    • Provide a range of administrative and technical functions related to outreach activities and programs for training and education in biomedical research; schedule appointments; arrange speakers and meeting details; send out invitations.
    • Interface with outside institutions, press representatives, and other individuals for recruitment and program promotion.
    • Compose and edit standard program correspondence and surveys (emails, memos, etc.)
    • Create, develop, and maintain database/files of photo releases and privacy policy statements; remain current on HHS/NIH privacy policies, procedures, and guidelines.
    • Provide support and assist in promoting diversity and inclusion within all training programs; develop and implement strategies for reaching wider audiences.
    • Able to adapt quickly to new software and provide support to team members; create tutorials
    • Create, design, and develop program informational and promotional brochures, flyers, booklets, and binders.
    • Create, design, and develop educational materials to assist students throughout their training programs.
    • Promote integration of remote campus trainees in all program events; assist in catering events to meet the needs of trainees located at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML).
    • Address/troubleshoot connection issues with integrating RML trainees in training events
    • Maintain current knowledge of NIH privacy policies and data security; remain current on all NIH policies, procedures, and regulations as they pertain to trainees and training programs.
    • Assist in the preparation of background and briefing materials; coordinate the collection and assembly of such materials; research various sources of information to include various subject matter and correspondence files; conduct Internet searches; contact outside offices and individuals to locate appropriate information relevant to a specific activity.
    • Research current trends in training and education; remain current on topics associated with biomedical training and career development.
    • Assist with planning, organizing, and executing meetings, conferences, and teleconferences.
    • Coordinate and manage videocast projects; submit requests, provide schedules and event details.
    • Attend various meetings, when needed, making notes and following through on commitments and assignments made at the meetings.
    • Assist in the preparation of programs sponsored by the Office; work with logistical contractor in preparation for meetings.
    • Establish and/or maintain appropriate files of correspondence, reports, reference materials, and publications.
    • Review correspondence for accuracy, completeness, grammar, and conformance; write letters of response, announcements, campus publications, and informational reports per requests of Congressional committees etc.
    • Prepare reports in response to requests from Divisions, NIH IC’s, other agencies (such as NSF), and Congress.


    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in related discipline
    • Demonstrated experience with web development, management, and editing
    • Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, project management software, graphic design
    • Able to adapt quickly to new software
    • Excellent writing and grammatical/editing skills; scientific writing preferred
    • Excellent verbal and presentation skills
    • Experience with IT in government setting preferred
    • Understanding of and commitment to building a strong sense of community through interactions with the various constituents of the program. Must be able to favorably represent the program to internal and external stakeholders through the application of effective and professional communication skills (oral and written)


    Medical Science & Computing is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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