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Apply now: Join NIA as a Program Analyst supporting the Aging Research Biobank

In January 2019, the NIA's Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology officially announced the establishment of the Aging Research Biobank to provide a state-of-the-art inventory system for the storage and distribution of these collections to the broader scientific community. Aging research will be expanded through the use of such collections to address new promising scientific questions targeting the development of prognostics, markers, and therapeutics for conditions related to aging and to provide a better understanding of the aging process.

Much progress has been made by the Aging Research Biobank with a considerable increase in its study collections (more than 10 study collections) as well as requests for biospecimens and /or data access. This requires considerable time investment to review and approve requests as well as establishment of material transfer agreements (MTAs) that ensure access to the Biobank resources are safe, data are protected, and new research questions being addresses are meaningful and significantly expand clinical and therapeutic sciences. There is also a need to create a database of studies funded by NIA to monitor their development and value of potential biospecimen and data collection for future inclusion in the Biobank and use required by our data sharing policies.

Role and Responsibilities

We are seeking a Program Analyst (GS 9/11/12) to support the activities related to the administration of scientific programs or initiatives including contracts:

  • Conducting literature searches, portfolio and program analyses.
  • Specifically, conducting searches through NIH grants and other types of databases to retrieve relevant information related to program activities/initiatives. Analyzing search results and summarizing them in tables, charts, and short statements.
  • Developing a database of studies supported by NIA that collect specimens and related clinical, imaging and/or other types of data to monitor relevance, potential inclusion in the Aging Research Biobank, or to identify from where these resources are currently available.
  • Interacting as needed with NIA-funded study investigators and/or program officers across NIA divisions to keep scientific information described above up-to-date.
  • Supporting the development/finalization/submission of scientific advances/accomplishments to the NIA database on scientific advances.
  • Supporting routine activities of the Aging Research Biobank including setting up meetings, drafting agendas and minutes, following up on specific items, organizing and building files.
  • Supporting development and implementation of new initiatives including development of funding-opportunities targeting to increase awareness and use of the Aging Research Biobank resources.

The position requires a full-time Program Analyst to support biobank management activities.

Who should apply?

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications and skills:

  • A health-related degree
  • Skills in conducting analysis and experience in determining trends
  • Strong operations and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication, including strong skills in developing presentations and briefing materials
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player

How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to send their CV and resume to

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