• Business Process Analyst

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Job ID
    Clearance Level
    Public Trust
  • Overview

    Aveshka is supporting the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). ASPR is a public health preparedness and emergency response organization in the Office of the Secretary at the United States Department of Health and Human Services. ASPR was created under the 2006 Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act (and reauthorized in the Pandemic and All Hazards Reauthorization Act of 2013) in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to lead the nation in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the adverse health effects of public health emergencies and disasters. The ASPR serves as the principal adviser to the HHS Secretary responsible for providing integrated policy coordination and strategic direction with respect to all matters related to public health, medical preparedness, and deployment of the federal response for public health emergencies and incidents. The ASPR heads a Staff Division in the Office of the Secretary, serving as the Secretary's principal advisor on issues related to bioterrorism, and leads a collaborative approach to the department's preparedness, response, and recovery portfolio. In addition to this policy responsibility, the office of the ASPR also has operational responsibilities both for the advanced research and development of MCMs, and for coordination of the federal public health and medical response to incidents. The office of the ASPR serves as the lead official responsible for all federal public health and medical response to public health emergencies and incidents covered by the National Response Framework and National Disaster Recovery Framework.

    The Business Analyst Process Analyst will support ASPR’s Office of Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) and provide expertise and assistance to BARDA’s Division of Research, Innovation and Ventures (DRIVe) Interface Office on venture capital practices and methods in support of the new Medical Countermeasures Innovation Partner (MCIP).



    • Provide expertise and assistance to BARDA’s Division of Research, Innovation and Ventures(DRIVe) Interface Office on venture capital practices and methods in support of the new Medical Countermeasures Innovation Partner (MCIP)
    • Directly support the Interface Office in managing a portfolio of innovation investments; coordinate with potential user communities, identify emerging industrial and academic capabilities, and provide guidance on the integration of products from related technology programs to the Interface Office
    • Responsible for assisting the team members, both senior contractors and Federal staff, within the DRIVe Interface Office in identifying, evaluating and performing due-diligence on novel products
    • Perform both project and program portfolio oversight to ensure all critical elements are addressed to accelerate innovation, including monitoring project and program activities, milestones, budget execution, and performer progress
    • Coordinate work between the Director of the Interface Office, Program Directors in innovation areas, Senior Financial and Business Development SMEs and other experts to ensure appropriate situational awareness of DRIVe innovation investments
    • Support Interface office scenario planning by obtaining and maintaining broad awareness of venture industry, technology market trends, resource utilization, deal preparation and support external Investment Team Members in transaction diligence and deal execution activities


    Required Education:


         An advanced graduate degree is desirable (e.g., MBA and MS) in business and/or life science



    Required Experience:

    • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification or equivalent beneficial
    • 2-6+ years of experience in the field or equivalent experience in a similar position.
    • Prior experience working with venture capital investment, strategic investors, impact investors or
    • corporate venture capital, as well as, prior experience performing venture capital due diligence
    • Biopharmaceutical industry experience beneficial
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to quickly and effectively analyze and
    • communicate the intellectual content to both scientific and lay audiences
    • Desire to establish track record of success building and leading new initiatives 


    Required Clearance:

          Public Trust


    Desired Qualifications:

    • Intellectually curious, passion for venture capital investment, innovator, creative thinker who can conceptualize and analyze technology market trends and develop justifications for business investment in innovative product concepts
    • Contracting experience



    About Aveshka:

    Aveshka is a professional services firm focused on addressing our nation’s most complex threats and challenges. As a small business we’re committed to supporting our clients’ missions with services delivered by our diverse and experienced staff. With expertise in cybersecurity, emergency preparedness, and public health, our experience base spans federal, state, and local governments, as well as private sector entities.


    Aveshka encourages collaborative communication and ongoing learning.  Some of our benefits include:


    • Extensive training programs
    • Gym membership reimbursement
    • Education reimbursement
    • Technology benefits
    • Commuter benefits
    • Generous paid time off and much more!


    Aveshka is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)


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