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Scientific Program Analyst

Application Deadline: June 18, 2021

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) Division of Extramural Research (DER) is seeking a Scientific Program Analyst to assist with management of a diverse portfolio of research projects. NCCIH’s mission is to determine, through rigorous scientific investigation, the fundamental science, usefulness, and safety of complementary and integrative health approaches and their roles in improving health and health care.

The Program Analyst serves a vitally important role in every aspect of NCCIH research funding activities and program management. Responsibilities are to:

  • Provide support to NCCIH DER through maintenance and utilization of internal databases and record keeping systems.
  • Conduct complex portfolio analyses to illuminate patterns, challenges, and gaps in current and historical funding. 
  • Assist program staff with planning, developing, and publishing program initiatives and funding opportunity announcements as well as tracking submitted research proposals and assisting in the oversight of funded grants, including monitoring of clinical grant activity. 
  • Provide support in planning internal and external meetings, workshops, and symposiums. Proactively identify areas for improvement in existing systems and lead efforts to develop and implement those improvements.

NCCIH encourages applications from individuals who have experience analyzing, organizing, and presenting summaries of scientific research. Strong organizational, time management, as well as oral and written communication skills are required. Experience with SharePoint and Microsoft Excel is considered especially desirable. This position requires working both independently and collaboratively. The program analyst is expected to work full time, or at least multiple days each week onsite at NCCIH in Bethesda, Maryland.

Salary will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate. A full package of Federal Civil Service benefits is available, including retirement, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, leave, and a Thrift Savings Plan (401K equivalent). The successful candidate is subject to a background investigation and public financial disclosure requirements.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have at least a B.S. or B.A. degree from an accredited college or university. The position is open to any applicants with a college/university degree or above. 

How to Apply

Visit and access the detailed program analyst vacancy announcements now. Applications must be submitted online from June 14 until 11:59 p.m. ET on June 18, 2021.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. The Department of Health and Human Services and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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