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Beverly J. Campbell, President

301-670-4990
bcampbell@scgcorp.com

Stacy Philipson Grenis, Vice President of Administration

301-670-4990
sphilipson@scgcorp.com

The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc.
656 Quince Orchard Road, Suite 210
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878-1409
Fax: 301-670-3815

Open Positions

The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc. has an immediate need for a Communication Specialist to be based on-site supporting the communication needs of our federal client.

The Communications Specialist will work to develop and implement appropriate vehicles for communicating information about our client and it's programs. The employee will work directly with the designated client point of contact and other staff as directed to carry out communications tasks and program responsibilities. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to tasks and responsibilities as outlined below:

Responsibilities

  • Manage the website using Drupal, including reviewing, maintaining, and updating web materials that are often time sensitive. Includes interacting with scientific and program staff to solicit materials and content reviews and to ensure web materials are accurate and current.
  • Design and develop new web pages and graphics, as needed, working with website support contractor as necessary.
  • Maintain a list of staff publications, presentations, and posters and ensure information is accurate and current on the client's website.
  • Comprehend and interpret web analytic reports and suggest revisions to website and eblasts, accordingly.
  • Continually maintain and update list of the clients promotional events and efforts to assist with web analytics.
  • Gather content from staff, edit material, and submit to quarterly newsletter staff by deadline.
  • Provide WebEx meeting support and tutorials, as needed.
  • Monitor multiple client communications mailboxes and respond to inquiries as appropriate, in a timely manner.

Deliverables

  • Products are delivered by or ahead of deadlines and are in line with the assigned objectives. They are of high quality with no content inaccuracies and minimal editorial errors.
  • Products and results include but are not limited to providing findings and options to the designated project coordinator with recommendations provided being research-based, concise and relevant to the task at hand.
  • Active participation in frequent discussions regarding a range of program activities to inform and constructively address the issue or issues that have been identified. As appropriate, this will include citing the positive and negative implications of possible decisions, choices or options.
  • Develop and support productive relationships with client staff to promote input on and coordination of communication related activities.

Certifications, Licenses, Physical Requirements, or other Expertise Required

  • Bachelor’s degree with experience in communications and public health. MPH or other master’s level degree is a plus.
  • At least 3 years of related experience required.
  • Ability to work independently on multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously with strong organizational skills required.
  • Strong scientific and technical writing and editing skills required.
  • Strong proficiency in using Drupal required.
  • Experience in conducting meetings via Webex.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Level 1 security clearance.

The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc. has an immediate need for a Prevention Science Research Analyst to be based on-site supporting the communication needs of our federal client.

The science research analyst will perform a variety of analytical and program coordination tasks to promote and facilitate activities and effective planning. This position will work directly with the designated client point of contact and other staff as directed to carry out scientific tasks and program responsibilities. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to tasks and responsibilities as outlined below:

Responsibilities

  • Assist with the planning and implementation of qualitative and quantitative scientific analyses of our clients prevention research portfolio to identify research gaps and areas of opportunity. Prepare presentations, reports, tables, and graphs, as appropriate, to present information.
  • Assist with the identification and evaluation of common metrics of impact for prevention research across NIH (e.g., co-author networks, number of publications, citations in a specific topic area).
  • Provide support for trans-NIH prevention research committees coordinated by our client including, preparation of presentations/talking points, agendas, meeting materials, and monitoring action items.
  • Conduct literature reviews to examine the current state of prevention research and prepare clear and concise reports summarizing and synthesizing the body of work.
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of seminars and workshops to assess the current state-of-the science of disease prevention and support the development of related collaborative efforts with NIH Institutes and Centers.
  • Support the ongoing development and implementation of electronic directories of data on NIH staff and prevention scientists’ methodological and content area expertise. Activities include, but are not limited to searching current literature to identify and invite prevention researchers to add their information to the relevant directory and vetting entries for appropriateness and completeness.
  • Develop innovative strategies for promoting the use of prevention research and methods-related tools developed by our client. Activities include the development of training programs for NIH staff on the use of these tools, organizing and maintaining up-to-date distribution lists that can be used by our client to contact NIH and staff and prevention researchers to facilitate communication about these tools, etc.
  • Assist with the development of prevention research success stories by keeping current on prevention research via the review of literature, attendance at meetings, workshops, or other forums, as requested.

Deliverables

  • Reports and other requested products are produced by or ahead of deadlines and are in line with the assigned objectives. They are of high quality with no content inaccuracies and minimal editorial errors.
  • Products and results include, but are not limited, to providing findings and options to the designated project coordinator with recommendations provided being research-based, concise and relevant to the task at hand.
  • Active participation in frequent discussions regarding a range of program activities to inform and constructively address the issue or issues that have been identified. As appropriate, this will include citing the positive and negative implications of possible decisions, choices or options.
  • Develop and support productive relationships with client staff and other NIH staff to promote input on and coordination of trans-NIH prevention research activities.

Certifications, Licenses, Physical Requirements, or other Expertise Required

  • MPH or Ph.D. or equivalent degree with experience in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics and/or the design and analytic methods used in disease prevention research
  • At least 3 years of related experience required.
  • Experience in portfolio analysis, data management and knowledge of statistical programs strongly desired.
  • Experience with bibliometric and impact analysis strongly desired.
  • Ability to work independently on multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously with strong organizational skills required.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills required.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills required.
  • Proficiency in the use of Excel to manage data.
  • Experience in conducting meetings via Webex desirable.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain access to NIH systems (e.g., QVR) required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Level 1 security clearance.

The Scientific Consulting Group has an immediate need for a Scientific Program Advisor

The purpose of this position is to provide full-time, on-site support to management of OT awards for the NIH Common Fund’s Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC) program. OTs are actively managed awards that are not grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements. The consultant will work closely with the SPARC team and the PIs to monitor the awards and make recommendations on the scientific direction of the projects, working closely with the SPARC Program Manager, SPARC Program Officer, SPARC Scientific Program Analyst, and Project Team Leaders located at various NIH Institutes and Centers. Additional information on the SPARC Program can be found at commonfund.nih.gov/SPARC.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manage a subset of SPARC OT awards, gathering SME input, running monthly calls, tracking projects, and reporting milestone recommendations to OT Program Officer.
  • Assist the Program Manager with SPARC Steering Committee consortium management (data sharing policy, meeting agendas, data standards, recordkeeping etc.)
  • Coordinate FOA reviews, as needed, including but not limited to scheduling, making necessary revisions, tracking responses, and the like.
  • Track and provide feedback to the SPARC program on milestones for adjustments, as needed
  • Make recommendations on overall direction of award and future award segments
  • Support post-award administration, including review of progress reports and participation in site visits as appropriate.
  • Produce written minutes, summaries, and/or records of these activities upon request.

Requirements

At least a Master's degree (or PhD) in biomedical science and 5+ experience in milestone-driven program management.

PMP certification desired.

The ideal Senior Writer/Editor will have experience working in the science or health publications field. Specific experience writing and editing diverse types of documents on many different health and/or environmental topics is preferred. The Senior Writer/Editor will collaborate closely with technical and non-technical staff to draft meeting summaries, newsletter content, strategic plans, fact sheets, and other documents. The candidate must be able to:

  • Produce clear, comprehensive drafts using excellent grammar, punctuation, formatting, and syntax.
  • Write and edit material to ensure well-structured, logically organized content and inclusion of proper citations.
  • Follow plain language guidelines, translate highly technical findings into concise, engaging, actionable material for diverse target audiences.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher; science background helpful.
  • Collaborative skills--can engage with a team of in-house staff as well as clients at NIH, EPA, and other government agencies under the guidance of the Task Manager and Project Director.
  • 5 to 10 years of experience in writing scientific or health-related content that makes research accessible to lay or technical audiences.
  • Excellent substantive editing, copyediting, proofreading, and fact-checking skills as applied to scientific/medical content.
  • High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially MS Word and Excel.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience as a publications director, managing editor, and/or production schedule manager.
  • Scientific or medical editing certification.
  • Familiarity with content on women's health, HIV/AIDS, allergy and infectious diseases, and environmental health issues such as asthma.
  • Knowledge of AP and GPO style guides and the ability to develop and maintain in-house style guides.
  • Proposal writing, editing, and/or management experience.
  • Work experience with NIH a plus.

For all positions, candidates should send resumes to recruitment@scgcorp.com.

SCG is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Locations

SCG Gaithersburg

656 Quince Orchard Road
Suite 210
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

SCG Frederick

7315A Grove Road
Frederick, MD 21704