• Program Data Analyst

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/2/2018 4:22 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 Data Analyst to support the National Institutes of Health.  The position is full-time and is on-site in Bethesda, MD.

    • Create, build, and maintain current student and alumni database(s). Update information, validate, and contact students and alumni for information. Track publications, honors, grants, and awards.
    • Perform frequent database searches for recent publications; Perform online searches for updates in alumni occupation, residency, location, etc.
    • Perform qualitative and quantitative data analyses; create databases, merging and consolidating data as appropriate, prepare data for loading to existing and/or new platforms and systems.
    • Knowledge of scientometric research and common metrics used to measure the impact of biomedical research – establish protocols and procedures for applying metrics
    • Knowledge of HHS data security and privacy policies and procedures; experience working with PII
    • Create data visualizations for internal and external presentations
    • Design algorithms and create dynamic report templates; proficiency in database lifecycle management
    • Create, expand, and maintain a database of collaborative research project proposals from current and prospective mentors.
    • Provide formal event summaries and detailed accounts of program events
    • Compose and edit standard program correspondence and surveys (emails, memos, etc.).
    • Assist Director with tracking of student academic progress and serve as point of contact for faculty access to records; assist program coordinators in academic tracking and reporting
    • Provide assistance to administrative team to organize, coordinate, and execute program events. Including but not limited to: Orientation, skills and career development workshops, seminar series, and guest speakers.
    • Provide administrative assistance during interviews (organize applications, develop database for tracking, assemble and distribute application and interview material, compile data scoring, prepare summary sheets, track application completeness, liaise with application portal manager)
    • Maintain detailed spreadsheets of logistical information including but not limited to travel, interview time, committee, and location.
    • Advanced knowledge and use of Microsoft Office
    • Strong background in writing and editing; scientific writing preferred


    • Bachelor’s degree required; Masters or advanced degree preferred
    • The ideal candidate would be fully prepared to provide data analysis of existing and collected data (also identifying critical data to be collected).  This includes the ability to identify and execute the appropriate statistical significance and variance testing, market comparability (local, nationwide, global), and professional presentation of these methods and data (exceptional, demonstrated ability to visualize complex data for diverse audiences).  
    • Strong background/knowledge of advanced PubMed search, iCite, statistical software: R (utilization and creation of data visualizations), Python, FileMaker Pro, SQLite-R, text mining, and adaptation to new systems and standardized methods. 
    • Must be able to engage in discourse with analytical experts and statisticians in scientific and other academic fields.
    • Demonstrated experience with planning, implementing and evaluating large-scale programs and events, preferably within an Academic (College or University) setting
    • Ability to quickly adopt standardized metrics for program reporting
    • Strong background/knowledge of advanced PubMed search, iCite, statistical software: R (utilization and creation of data visualizations), Python, FileMaker Pro, SQLite-R, text mining
    • Building new and updating current databases, creating data pipelines, managing large data sets, researching data trends (academic, scientific, grants, etc.)
    • Knowledge of scientific journal trends and publication process, current student and alumni tracking
    • Highly organized and detail orientated to ensure accurate data reporting, able to research and apply new statistical metrics to program data, able to create data visualization that are catered to a specific audience
    • Ability to interact with senior level data analysts and portfolio managers to learn and apply new metrics
    • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint) and Filemaker Pro
    • Exemplary writing, analytical, and data management skills
    • Flexible individual who is looking for a challenging position
    • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills: ability to independently manage a variety of projects with frequent interruptions and shifting priorities to organize a continuous flow of work in a timely manner and meet mandatory deadlinessimultaneously
    • Highly motivated professional with ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks
    • Dedication to student programs with enthusiasm and energy for working with young people
    • Detail oriented with strong analytical skills and excellent customer service skills
    • 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)
    • Training in expository writing for professional publications with demonstrated outstanding verbal and written communication skills.



    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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