Job Overview


The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview

If you have experience developing detailed plans, goals, and objectives for the long-range implementation, and administration of programs AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH National Library of Medicine (NLM)! This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), Division of Extramural Programs (EP).


More than just a library!


Although the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the world's largest library of the health sciences, with a collection of more than 7 million items, the Library also conducts research in biomedical communications, creates databases and search tools for molecular biology information resulting from the Human Genome Project, creates specialized information services in the areas of toxicology and environmental health and supports a nationwide network of medical libraries.  The Library's various Web-based databases are the world's most consulted medical information resources for scientists, health professionals, and the public.  Visit for more information.


As a Program Analyst, you will:


  • Establish study methods and techniques to be utilized in studies and audits;
  • Interpret findings resulting from studies that are independently developed;
  • Analyze and evaluate, on a quantitative and/or qualitative basis, the effectiveness of programs or operations in meeting established goals, measures, and objectives;
  • Recommend improvements to promote efficiency and cost savings;
  • Develop various statistical tables and reports, or new or modified work methods, management processes and procedures for administering program services, guidelines and procedures for program operations; and
  • Review, monitor, analyze, and evaluate financial, narrative, and statistical reports and program data.