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Research Analyst (Healthcare, Medical Research, Federal Grants, Military Health Research fields)

The Research Analyst (RA) will support the execution of grant consulting and strategic activities for clients within the Healthcare practice area. The RA will provide research support to the client handlers within the practice and operate as part of the larger team. The RA will be expected to deliver quality results with strong attention to detail in a fast- paced environment with fixed deadlines.

Prior knowledge/experience in job responsibilities are not required, on-the-job training and onboarding will be provided. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Report to and work directly with Managing Directors to assist with research, development, and execution of grant seeking strategies for clients.
  • Provide research, and agency monitoring support for the team, including client and project management.
  • Provide administrative support for the team, including client and project management, maintaining organized and accurate records, scheduling / logistics and assisting with document management and maintenance across practice areas.
  • Assist with federal market analyses of intellectual property portfolios including agency interest in technologies, investigator team capabilities and academic/industry collaboration opportunities.
  • Prospect for grant opportunities and support tailored strategic research plans for clients based on their interests.
  • Obtain and retain working knowledge of the most client-relevant federal grant programs across agencies such as HRSA, NIH, AHRQ, SAMHSA, CDC, PCORI, USDA, DOD, and others.
  • Assist in the creation and delivery of grantsmanship workshops, webinars, and other trainings.
  • Conduct and summarize comprehensive scientific literature searches / reviews to support team members with client project ideation and ongoing project refinement.
  • Support client onboarding/reboarding by researching relevant federal funding opportunities that align with client priorities and needs.
  • Assist with responding to requests for proposals and researching business development leads.
*This description reflects M&Q leadership’s assignment of essential functions; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

• Bachelor's degree required (min)
• Strong English verbal communication skills via phone, email, and in person interactions.
• Comfortable with academic literature language on various health topics.
• Superior writing and editing skills, detail oriented with strong task management and prioritization skills.
• Self-starter who can organize their time to add value to the team.
• Ability to synthesize and accurately analyze complex materials.
• Positive attitude and strong verbal communication skills via phone, email, and in person interactions.
• Flexible mind able to work on multiple issues in different areas in a single day.
• Creative, service oriented, and adaptive professional mindset able to independently troubleshoot problems.
• Very strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, with focus on Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Teams.
• Familiarity with federal grant seeking a plus.
• Able to remain in a stationary position during the workday (up to 80%), move about inside the office to access files, cabinets, office machinery, supplies, and carry items to various locations in the office.
• This position is required on-site in our DC location a minimum of three (3) days per week.