Program Specialist
Medical Science & Computing, Inc. - Bethesda, MD

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Medical Science & Computing, Inc. (MSC) is searching for a Program Specialist to support the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This is a full-time opportunity with MSC, Inc., and it is on-site at NIH in Bethesda/Rockville, Maryland.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The Program Specialist will provide direct assistance to the Office of the Director on a wide range of issues dealing with scientific and public health program planning and management, and professional writing and communications.
  • Attends conferences and meetings providing advice, assistance, and support as needed.
  • Researches, gathers, organizes, and analyzes complex data to be used in a wide range of briefings, meetings, or other presentations.
  • Applies a high degree of judgment in selecting and presenting material appropriate for the specific audiences understanding.
  • Conducts relevant research and prepares or coordinates the development of slides, charts, and other graphics
  • Responds to a wide variety of telephone, written and personal inquiries
  • Assists with creating and maintaining spreadsheets for data tracking purposes and maintains timely and accurate records in the tracking and records management systems.
  • Ensures accuracy, comprehensiveness, and consistency with existing documents.
  • Attends status meetings, generates reports, and participates in the development of templates and standard operating procedures for gathering and presenting scientific information.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements
  • Bachelors degree in Public Health or Biology, or other health-related scientific discipline strongly preferred. Masters degree highly desired.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills and ability to collect, analyze, and present data.
  • Advanced MS Office application skills.
  • Experience supporting Director-level staff.
  • Ability to apply scientific expertise and knowledge of biomedical research methods.
  • High degree of initiative and personal judgment.
  • Familiarity with the NIH organizational structure, its goals, objectives, programs, and policies desired.
  • Familiarity with research programs conducted at NIH Institutes, private and non-profit institutions desired.
  • Skill in writing about complex biomedical and public health issues and tailoring such information for a broad range of audiences, including the general public.
  • Skill in verbal communications to establish effective relationships with individuals at all levels both within and outside the organization.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of advanced travel regulations and procedures to include GSA Federal Travel Regulations, Joint Travel Regulations, and HHS and NIH travel policies and procedures.


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