Columbus Technologies and Services, Inc.

Scientific Policy Analyst

Job Locations US-MD-Bethesda
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/1/2021 11:48 AM)
# of Openings
Health Services


Roles and responsibilities
Must be authorized to work in the United States
Some travel may be required
Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen


Columbus Technologies and Services Inc. is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers. Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Columbus offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world. We are currently seeking a Scientific Policy Analyst to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.


This is a long-term position which offers:
- Competitive salary
- Tremendous growth opportunity
- Opportunity to work at NIH, the world's foremost medical research center
- Learn more about what Columbus can do for you at


Job Description:

• Develop and support overarching privacy policy for awardees
• Act as point person for the program on matters of privacy policy
• Help to develop privacy web content for public facing website
• Work closely with the staff to oversee ongoing efforts to ensure program and awardee compliance with privacy laws, regulations, and policies
• Completion of program privacy policy and accompanying guidance documents
• Completion of public facing web pages on privacy issues
• Oversight of compliance activities around 21st Century Cures
• Development and maintenance of program privacy reference resources
• Ongoing analysis of federal and state privacy laws, regulations and policies


Required Skills:

• Ph.D. degree in a science related field. Three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Master’s degree is equivalent to a Ph.D. Five (5) years of specialized experience plus a Bachelor’s degree is equivalent to a Ph.D. degree.
• Demonstrated topical knowledge and/or 2+ years’ experience in legal or policy field related to biomedical or human subjects research (can be knowledge/experience acquired during graduate study or fellowship placement)
• Technical expertise in privacy and confidentiality protections a plus
• Comfortable working and communicating with a diverse set of personalities and stake holder groups
• Able to meet a constantly changing work environment with flexibility and professionalism
• Deep understanding and knowledge of privacy laws, regulations, and policies relevant to biomedical research, including, but not limited to: Certificates of Confidentiality, HIPAA and HIPAA Privacy Rule, Common Rule, FISMA, NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy, GDPR, FOIA, and the Privacy Act
• Strong professional written and oral communication skills; experience with professional policy writing a huge plus
• Familiarity with legal and regulatory terminology and nomenclature
• Familiarity with technical aspects of privacy and confidentiality strongly preferred
• Strong research skills and facility with reference and research tools, including legal and regulatory databases, scientific publication search engines, etc.
• Proficiency with MS Office and GSuite


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