Program Analyst – Scientific Portfolio Analysis

Are you looking to continue a career focused on improving scientific research and public health outcomes? Do you have an interest in government-funded biomedical research? 

Ripple Effect is looking for a Program Analyst to provide technical, administrative, programmatic, and evaluative support services to satisfy the overall operational objectives supporting the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). A successful candidate will be a self-starter who gets the job done, can handle a wide range of independent tasks, and enjoys the energy of a government enterprise with intelligent colleagues and fast-paced programs. 

If this position sounds of interest, there’s a place for you here at Ripple Effect! We are a diverse, progressive, and engaging work environment. We offer a multitude of incentives and flexible work options that work for you and your lifestyle. 

General Information 

  • Job Code: SHR-AM-02
  • Location: Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD
  • Employee Type: Exempt, Full-Time Regular  
    (Ask our recruiters about flexible work arrangements
  • Telework: Remote (Opportunity for occasional on-site meetings)
  • Clearance: NACI
  • Number of Openings: 1 
  • Salary Range: $60,000 to $68,000 per year (how we pay and promote


  • Provides administrative support by assisting and at times leading scientific data harvesting, analyses, and collating information for evaluation and management tasks under direct supervision. 
  • Provides meeting support including scheduling, meeting minutes, and follow up on assigned meeting tasks. 
  • Coordinates with the team lead to develop program reports and award tracking. 
  • Provides support for program evaluation and portfolio analysis tasks. 
  • Assists with responses to high priority information requests (i.e. taskers), Congressional inquiries, data calls, and other inquiries. 
  • Reviews status and follows up on delinquency reports and provides project management support for program evaluation, program management, and award management as requested. 
  • Provides award management support for tracking portfolio status in accordance with established milestones. 
  • Must take initiative and possess excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment. 


Minimum Education and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, health, healthcare or related area.
  • 4 years minimum experience  

Basic Requirements 

  • Computer literacy with experience using SharePoint, Microsoft Office applications such as Excel and Outlook; including the ability to prepare and maintain complex spreadsheets. 
  • Electronic database and spreadsheet experience. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for face-to-face interaction with clients, coworkers, and stakeholders. 
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and time management skills; demonstrated capacity for detailed organization and synthesis of abstract and disparate information. 
  • Highly efficient and extremely detail oriented. 
  • Ability to prioritize among multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. 
  • Ability to work independently and know when to seek assistance. 

To be successful at Ripple Effect, you must be able to pay attention to details, clearly communicate, work independently, and have an eagerness to learn. Learn more about what it takes to become a Rippler here

Skills That Set You Apart 

  • Master’s Degree in a related field 
  • Experience in project management 
  • Experience conducting, analyzing, or managing biomedical research 
  • Experience with survey and/or statistical software 
  • Strong Excel skills 
  • Familiarity with government contracting 

If you don’t have all of the skills above, don’t be discouraged—no resume paints a complete picture of a person. There’s a good chance you’re more wonderful than you think, so please apply! 

About Ripple Effect 

Ripple Effect is an award-winning women-owned small business providing professional consulting and exceptional talent for federal, private, and non-profit clients. We deliver multi-disciplinary solutions across communications & outreach, research & evaluation, policy & program management, digital transformation, and strategic staffing solutions with a focus on science, research, and healthcare domains. 

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Ripple Effect rewards our employees for their contributions to our mission in many ways, from competitive pay and exceptional benefits to a range of work/life programs based on your employment classification and personalized preferences. 


Ripple Effect is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, political affiliation, or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation during the hiring process, please let us know by contacting our HR department at or your recruiter. Eligibility for employment will be verified using E-verify