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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 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.

Job Summary

Seeking administrative professional with an eye for detail, initiative, and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment. Will support our client at a large federal agency responsible for biomedical and behavioral research. Successful candidates will be energetic, self-starters who are focused on customer service.

Responsibilities and Duties

This position serves as a Senior Administrative Assistant to a SES-level Deputy Division Director. The duties to be performed may include, but are not limited to:
  • Manages the Deputy Director’s calendar, scheduling both external and internal meetings, ensuring the Deputy Director attends meetings on time, and preparing meeting folders with appropriate meeting materials. Serves as backup to the Executive Assistant to the Division Director in scheduling meetings and providing other assistance when the Executive Assistant is out of the office.
  • Plans, schedules, organizes, and executes group meetings (checking attendee schedules, reserving facilities, arranging for audiovisual support, and coordinating meeting logistics such as distributing meeting materials and arranging Skype/video teleconferences)
  • Responds to routine questions, routes calls to appropriate staff and/or relays messages, checks office voice mail box, orders supplies and tracks usage levels, distributes mail
  • Tracks, records, and directs incoming and outgoing office documents, following established procedures. Creates and maintains office records, including but not limited to, office procurements, human resources requests, and project files.
  • Submits and processes requests, including purchase orders for supplies and services, IT assistance, printing, telephone, copier and computer equipment, maintenance agreements for equipment, visitors parking stickers, building maintenance, and requests for price quotes.
  • Proofreads, edits, drafts, or writes e-mails, letters, reports, and requests as directed and creates and maintains Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint slides for presentations, generates meeting minutes, agendas, and other communication materials ensuring proper format, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Maintains and updates documents for communications among staff (e.g., ListServs and distribution lists) to facilitate the efficient flow of information relating to projects, program activities, and other tasks.
  • Distributes mail, prepares photocopies, and assembles printed materials; coordinates the printing and conversion of paper documents to electronic files.
  • Drafts and edits various written materials: correspondence, reports, and various forms, official duty memoranda, individual/mass mailings, Provide property custodial services as requested: receive and reconcile property inventory list, as well as collect, consolidate and provide administrative rights.
  • Assists in providing updates and changes to the division’s SharePoint site.
  • Seeks approval for travel through the division’s automated system and the NIH travel system; works with the traveler and travel agency in planning travel; and follows-up with the traveler to ensure submission of vouchers within 5 days of return from travel.
  • Provides administrative support to other senior managers in the division.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; High School Diploma required.
  • At least 5 years of experience with Microsoft Office applications (MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and SharePoint.
  • At least 5 years of experience as a Senior Administrative Assistant to a senior-level executive; a college degree with some administrative experience can substitute for some of this requirement.
  • Attention to detail, planning, and organization skills.
  • Ability to apply common sense and good judgment in completing assignments and in prioritizing competing priorities.
  • Ability to successfully interact and communicate with all levels of staff in an organization.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to demonstrate initiative and follow-through on a broad range of administrative duties and to work effectively in a team environment.

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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Locations

SCG Gaithersburg

656 Quince Orchard Road
Suite 210
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

SCG Frederick

7315A Grove Road
Frederick, MD 21704