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Location: Arlington, VA
Application Deadline: None
Type: Full time
Career Level: Entry Level
Salary Range: Not specified
Number of Jobs: 1
Relocation Available: No


Government, Other


Become an integral part of a diverse team at the leading edge of advanced Health/Life Sciences research and development. This challenging position offers opportunities to serve on multi-disciplinary Scientific, Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) teams for various federal government agencies within HHS and DoD. 

As Health Science Scientist you will interface with the government Health Science Administrators/ Program Manager/ Program Director who is responsible for the daily operations of the research portfolio. You will provide policy assessment/analysis, program assessment, study evaluation, data collection, performance measurements, technical expertise, and consultation. 

General responsibilities:  

Policy Assessments/Analysis 

Perform analyses of major policy issues receiving active consideration by key Government officials.

Policy assessments are focused somewhat broadly and prospectively on emerging issues and changing policy directions. Because timeliness of information is critical to policy assessments, these studies typically require special review, abstraction and analysis of current information and existing data bases.

Typical products may include issue and discussion papers, papers summarizing the state of knowledge or describing the current practice on particular topics; reports summarizing relevant findings and information while identifying current knowledge gaps; and formal briefings for high level policy officials

Identification of problems in and improvement of policy analysis may also be required. This may include researching and piloting new methods of performing policy analyses to improve their timeliness, reliability, and policy relevance; developing new methods of data collection such as electronic and web-based approaches; supporting work with various agencies to coordinate policy planning; and improving the quality and utility of policy analysis

Program Assessments 

Assessments will focus on current programs in an effort to define issues or problems. These assessments may be distinctly more management and impact oriented. The intended uses of program assessments are similar to policy assessments and may include budgetary and legislative decisions as well as program modification or redesign. Program assessments may identify best practices in a number of program sites, produce preliminary data on efficiency and effectiveness (impact) and recommend options for program change or subsequent evaluation.

Evaluation Design Studies and Data Collection 

Studies will propose technical designs (measurements and comparisons) to be used in evaluating a program, and tests those designs by collecting data on the programs performance. This information is used by program managers and policymakers to select a design for full-scale evaluation if further program performance information is needed

Performance Measurements 

Services to be provided may include reviewing, revising and, in some instances, helping to draft the performance plans for agency programs and linking these performance plans to the agency’s strategic plan. Services may also include redesigning and improving the quality of the performance measurement process, performance data, and the system and method by which data are collected. Activities may include the collection and analysis of program performance data; field observation reports; advice concerning improvement of agency performance measurement systems and dissemination of these methods to other government agencies and interested organizations

Technical Assistance/Expertise 

Technical assistance may be provided in many different forms depending on the particular requirements of a given program office, including the development of written materials, training, convening of stakeholders for the purpose of sharing information, and other mechanisms.

Services may include technical assistance to grantees in the areas of organization, administration, services provision, and research, demonstration and evaluation activities.

Data Analysis 

You will complete both simple and complex analyses of federally supplied and public access data. Tasks will vary from the straightforward to the complex. Typically these tasks will involve short deadlines. Analyses may include cross-tabulations, calculations, or reliability and validity, sample selection, trends, projections, estimates, calculations of sample sizes, and the preparation of narrative materials, graphs, charts, overheads and PowerPoint demonstrations suitable for clearance and distribution.


· Must have a minimum of 5 years of direct experience with scientific/technical/analytical support to a government client. 

· Must have a Master’s Degree in Biomedical or Life Sciences or a related discipline 

· Previous SETA support experience in a Project Team Lead role is highly desirable. 

· Previous experience with HHS or DoD Health/Life Sciences is highly desirable. 


Requires Bachelor's Degree in Astronomy, Geology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Radiology, or Nuclear Science and ten to twelve years of related experience.

For more than 40 years, ManTech employees have been solving complex problems for the national security community. We are comprised of approximately 10,000 talented employees around the world. We adhere to the simple, no-nonsense values on which ManTech was founded more than four decades ago, aligning squarely with the mission objectives of our customers. As our customer base continues to expand and diversify, we continue to diversify our workforce and solutions. Half our employees have a military background, and more than 70 percent hold a government security clearance. As a leading provider of innovative technology services and solutions for the nation's defense, security, space, and intelligence communities; we hold nearly 1,000 active contracts with more than 40 different government agencies.

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