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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. (SCG) seeks a Conference/Meeting Planner to join its meetings department. Duties include but are not limited to logistical support, client meetings, budget tracking, vendor contract negotiations, site selection, food and beverage selection, meeting materials preparation (including agenda and program development), tracking registration, website content development, database management, and speaker/travel coordination.

  • Bachelor's degree in business, communication, hospitality, or related field required
  • CMP or CGMP certification and prior government experience preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years' event/meeting planning or related hospitality work experience
  • Poised under pressure, flexible with time constraints and changing schedules, and ability to think quickly to resolve problems
  • Clear accurate written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional customer service skills and ability to work effectively with clients and vendors
  • Must be detail-oriented, sharp, professional, independent, and self-motivated
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work flexible hours to be onsite at meetings early in the morning or late into the evening
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter stating salary requirements to recruitment@scgcorp.com.

The Communications Department at The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc. is seeking a health communications professional to provide communications support to both private and government clients within the environmental and health & biomedical fields. This opportunity is based in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Responsibilities and Duties

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to tasks and responsibilities as outlined below:

  • Assist in providing professional consulting services to government and private clients.
  • Assist in the management and design of public health outreach programs and marketing initiatives.
  • Develop targeted messaging and strategic plans for multiple media outlets (print publications, Web, video and audio presentations).
  • Support the implementation of clients’ communications programs, campaigns, and outreach efforts.
  • Facilitate both internal and external meetings.
  • Develop key messaging for multiple media outlets (print publications, Web, video, and audio).
  • Possess or develop content expertise in specific health and science-related fields.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, public health, journalism, or related field and 5 years of related experience, or Master’s Degree in communications, public health, journalism, or related field and 3 years of related experience. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Experience in public health outreach programs, strategic planning, and constructing messaging for multiple media outlets.
  • Experience in consulting, specifically with health and science-based agencies.
  • Experience managing competing priorities and adapting to changes in priorities and workload.
  • Ability to perform administrative activities efficiently and effectively (i.e., progress reports, proposals, budgets).
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively across departments and with multiple clients.
  • A willingness to learn from communications professionals of all ages and experience levels.

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter stating salary requirements to recruitment@scgcorp.com.

Consulting firm in Gaithersburg, MD seeks a Program Support Assistant for the Deputy Director of the Office of AIDS Research (OAR) reporting at the client’s site located in North Bethesda/Rockville, MD.

Scope Of Work

This position performs all duties consistent with a Program Support Assistant for the Deputy Director of the OAR, a senior level executive. The individual, at all times, maintains professionalism, composure and confidentiality. He/she also is able to nimbly adjust priorities with limited or no notice, resolve conflicts presented to him/her with appropriate guidance from senior staff or the COR. Use diplomacy and negotiation skills to make arrangements and work to ensure that meeting requests are responded to appropriately and in a timely manner (e.g., frequent reminders, tracking log, etc.). This individual will also provide backup administrative support to the OAR Director.

The contractor will work with the COR and other appropriate NIH officials and staff to perform the following:

Task 1: Immediate Office of the Director (IMOD) Management

Serve as a key member of the IMOD support team. Serve as the OAR Deputy Director’s “right hand” to ensure that the IMOD functions efficiently so the Deputy Director can focus on the OAR mission. These tasks may also be performed for the OAR Director, if needed. Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Helping to maintain the front office as a quiet area conducive to work with minimal distractions.
  • Receiving visitors, and as needed, directing them to the waiting area, or announcing them before they enter the Deputy Director’s office.
  • Anticipating changes or needed items.
  • Notation and maintenance of the Deputy Director’s task list.
  • Overseeing the Deputy Director’s calendar, reconciling competing priorities, responding to meeting requests, and keeping the Deputy Director apprised of changes.
  • Arranging meeting space, confirming attendees’ schedules, and organizing meeting materials before the meeting.
  • Setting up conference calls/Skype for Business meetings and ensuring the call details are provided to the Deputy Director and meeting attendees.
  • Photocopying, and assembling printed materials as needed.
  • Proactively and in an uninterrupting manner ensuring that the Deputy Director has sufficient supplies and other materials for work.
  • Suggesting strategies to improve front office operations, including implementing strategies to organize incoming and outgoing correspondence and other documents for the office.
  • Provide input to SOPs to reflect new or updated, and approved procedures.

Deliverables

  • Weekly reports on projects and ad hoc project updates as requested.
  • Respond to written and verbal communications on a daily basis.
  • Ensure task blocks are added to the calendar based on deadlines and time needed.
  • Reminders so the OAR Deputy Director attends meetings on time. Reminders may be electronic, verbal, or other depending on OAR’s preference.
  • Meeting materials provided to Deputy Director and meeting attendees in advance of the meeting. This includes but is not limited to meeting folders and background materials.
  • As needed, take notes at meetings and list follow-up or other action items requiring the attention of the Deputy Director.
  • Procedures should be updated at least monthly.

Task 2: Document Development and Management

This task involves providing support for paper, electronic, and other files or materials in the IMOD. Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Drafting and editing written materials, including correspondence, reports, and forms, official duty memoranda. Serve as alternate liaison for reports, including DDRMS, NIH Monthly Director’s Report, NIH Week-Ahead Report and 30-Day Look-Ahead Report.
  • Generating meeting minutes, agendas, and other communication materials for proper format, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Serving as the Executive Secretary to the NIH AIDS Executive Committee (NAEC). Duties include preparing meeting agendas and minutes and managing Skype meeting.
  • Entering documents into the Document Tracking System and/or Incoming Requests Tracking System as soon as items are received.
  • Photocopying and assembling printed materials as needed.
  • Creating and maintaining office records and project files.
  • Entering documents into the Document Tracking System and Incoming Requests Tracking System as soon as items are received.

Deliverables

  • Weekly reports on projects and ad hoc project updates as requested.
  • Generating meeting minutes, agendas, and other communication materials for proper format, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Track, record, and direct incoming and outgoing office documents. Tasks should be performed immediately upon receipt and are expected to occur numerous times daily.
  • Following established procedures for tracking documents.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail, planning, and organization skills
  • Ability to handle multiple ongoing assignments at once
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Skype for Business) and SharePoint

Deliverables: In addition to the items mentioned above, the contractor shall:

  • Sign a nondisclosure agreement upon employment.
  • Attend meetings as required by the COR.
  • Submit other reports as required by the COR.

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter stating salary requirements to recruitment@scgcorp.com.

Consulting firm in Gaithersburg, MD seeks a Program Support Assistant (PSA). Position will be based at our client site in North Bethesda/Rockville. This position performs all duties consistent with a Program Support Assistant for the Operations team. The individual, at all times, maintains professionalism, composure and confidentiality. He/she also is able to nimbly adjust priorities with limited or no notice, resolve conflicts presented to him/her with appropriate guidance from senior staff or the COR.

The contractor will work with the COR and other appropriate NIH officials and staff to perform the following:

Task 1: Administrative Support

The assistant will be expected to provide administrative support for scientific staff members. Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Performing travel logistics planning and coordination.
  • Serving as a backup on relevant NIH enterprise systems, including Purchasing Online Tracking System (POTS) and CGE, the NIH travel system.
  • Supporting OAR committees, work groups and tasks forces.
  • Arranging meeting space, obtaining and confirming attendees’ schedules, and organizing meeting materials before the meeting.
  • Setting up conference calls/Skype for Business meetings and ensuring the call details are provided to meeting attendees.
  • Setting up audio visual equipment for use at meetings.
  • Suggesting strategies to improve the team’s performance, including implementing strategies to optimize webinars.
  • Making edits to and/or providing input on SOPs to reflect new or updated, and approved procedures.

Deliverables

  • Weekly reports on activities and ad hoc project updates as requested.
  • Respond to written and verbal communications on a daily basis.
  • POTS activities should occur within 24 hours of receipt of task.
  • OAR staff travel needs include, but are not limited to, reservations, transfers, changes, and cancellations as well as reimbursements`. Reservations include booking domestic and international air travel, hotels and rental cars.
  • As needed, take notes at meetings and list follow-up or other action items requiring the attention of the federal task manager.

Task 2: Document Development and Management

This task involves providing support for paper, electronic, and other files or materials in the OAR. Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Drafting and editing internal correspondence and written materials to inform staff of information impacting operations.
  • Photocopying and assembling printed materials as needed.
  • Creating and maintaining office records and project files.
  • Entering documents into the Document Tracking System and/or Incoming Requests Tracking System as soon as items are received.
  • Generating meeting minutes, agendas, and other communication materials for proper format, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Serving as a support staff to various committees. Duties include preparing meeting agendas and minutes and tracking action items.

Deliverables

  • Weekly reports on projects and ad hoc project updates as requested.
  • Respond to written and verbal communications on a daily basis.
  • When creating or editing documents, correct for grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Meeting materials provided to the federal task manager and meeting attendees in advance of the meeting. This includes but is not limited to maintaining the meeting folders, including the background materials.
  • Track, record, and direct incoming and outgoing office documents and requests. Tasks should be performed immediately upon receipt and are expected to occur numerous times daily.
  • 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.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail, planning, and organization skills
  • Ability to handle multiple ongoing assignments at once
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint, Skype for Business) and SharePoint

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter stating salary requirements to recruitment@scgcorp.com.

Consulting firm in Gaithersburg, MD seeks a Science Program Analyst. Position will be based at our client site in North Bethesda/Rockville.

Scope of Work

This position procures the services of a Program Analyst to support the OAR pre-clinical and clinical trials portfolio focused on testing new therapeutics and vaccine candidates, animal models, including non-human primates, and clinical trials in human subjects. This area is led by an OAR Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator, or “Team Coordinator” and involves other OAR team members. The contract analyst will perform a variety of analytical and strategic planning tasks to promote and facilitate activities and effective program planning and coordination that are in the purview of this science area. This will include tasks, projects, and other activities in support of the Team Coordinator that may involve the OAR Director and staff, NIH AIDS Representatives and members of the NIH AIDS Executive Committee (NAEC), NIH Director’s office, HHS Secretary’s office, other HHS agencies such as CDC and HRSA, other USG agencies such as State Department (OGAC, USAID), and key stakeholder and community interests. Working with, and at the direction of, the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) in consultation with the Team Coordinator, the contract analyst will work to ensure the successful maintenance, planning, developing, and implementation of innovative initiatives in this area. Work is non-budgetary in nature.

The contractor will work with the COR, Team Coordinator, and other appropriate NIH employees to accomplish work that includes but is not limited to:

Task 1: Research Analysis

In addition to other work related to the team area of pre-clinical and clinical trials. This includes:

  • Assist in evaluating scientific concepts, proposals and reports on topic of HIV-related pre-clinical and clinical trials; make recommendations on the validity, rigor, importance and feasibility of the scientific concepts, proposals and reports.
  • Assist in surveying the state of the science; identify and assess scientific gaps and opportunities; propose potential projects/initiatives or other means of support; organize workshops to meet the OAR mission to advance targeted areas of HIV and HIV-related research.
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  • Assist in developing recommendations for new research programs based on examining existing grants, contracts, ongoing projects and the scientific literature involving HIV data trends.
  • Serve as a member of the OAR Data Analytics team and analyze NIH data specific to HIV/AIDS.
  • Perform portfolio analysis on a various HIV-related topics using existing NIH data analytic and visualizations tools.
  • Prepare reports and other requested documents and products; provide findings, options and recommendations to portfolio issues.

Deliverables

  • Weekly reports on activities.
  • Work products and documents related to evaluating scientific concepts, proposals and reports for HIV-related pre-clinical and clinical trials; make recommendations on the validity, rigor, importance and feasibility of various scientific concepts, proposals and reports; survey the state of the science; identify and assess scientific gaps and opportunities; propose potential projects/initiatives; organize workshops.
  • Work products and documents related to collaborative research; promote programs and projects; develop recommendations for new research programs; prepare reports and other documents and products; provide findings, options and recommendations to portfolio issues.
  • Analysis, 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 Team Coordinator with recommendations provided being research-based, concise and relevant to the task at hand.
  • Routine updates on work and progress to the Team Coordinator as requested.

Task 2: Coordination and Tracking

  • Provide support to OAR staff in their management of portfolios related to HIV pre-clinical and clinical trials.
  • Facilitate, plan and organize workshops, meetings, journal papers and other methods of discussion and information dissemination.
  • Review NIH research portfolio.
  • Develop and prepare presentations, reports, correspondence, articles, training and other informational materials.
  • Serve as liaison to the HHS and affiliates concerning HIV data analysis issues and implementation science.
  • As approved by the Contracting Officer and COR, attend conferences and meetings whose agenda includes NIH/OAR-related work and major topic for discussion.
  • Prepare reports to analyze and summarize issues, activities, problems and possible solutions pertaining to HIV-related pre-clinical and clinical trials, science research, methods and surveillance.

Deliverables

  • Weekly reports on activities.
  • Work products and documents providing support for management of portfolios in the HIV-related pre-clinical and clinical trials; coordinate efforts among OAR and NIH ICs, government agencies and international organizations.
  • Work products and documents related to workshops, meetings, journal papers and other methods of discussion and information dissemination; review NIH research portfolio; develop and prepare presentations, reports, correspondence, articles, training and other informational materials.
  • Regular reports on tasks at hand and coming up as may be established/requested by the COR.
  • Timely analyzed and summarized information on issues, activities, problems and possible solutions pertaining to HIV-related pre-clinical and clinical trials.
  • Effective and timely communication, work, and work products related to assignments, emerging issues, and all other tasks and/or processes that may affect or otherwise impact the work and planning of HIV-related pre-clinical and clinical trials.

Requirements

  • At least a Masters degree in public health, health sciences, or related degree preferred.
  • Exceptional writing skills (English required)

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter stating salary requirements to recruitment@scgcorp.com.

Consulting firm in Gaithersburg, MD, has a full-time position available for an experienced Science Writer/Editor with at least 5 years of scientific/technical writing and editing experience. MS degree required, Ph.D. preferred in the fields of Biology and/or Chemistry. Diverse writing experience a plus (preparation of summaries, technical reports, articles, strategic plans, and other documents). Please provide 3 writing and/or editing samples. Excellent benefits.

Responsibilities

Electronically copyedit manuscripts, articles, scientific and non-scientific reports, newsletters, figures, webpages, graphics, figures, and scientific presentations for English grammar, clarity, accuracy, and conformity to appropriate style guide, funding agency, website, or internal company document. Substantive editing also required. Cross-check textual, tabular and graphic materials; standardize reference citations; and other editorial requirements. Consult with authors about revising manuscripts. Edit reports to and correspondence with clients. Diplomatically resolve differences between authors and other professional staff members.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required—preferably in the hard sciences, with a minimum of 5 years editorial experience—preferably in the consulting industry.

Interested candidate should submit resume and cover letter stating salary requirements to recruitment@scgcorp.com.

Consulting firm in Gaithersburg, MD, seeks a Senior Editor. This position entails editing diverse types of documents on many different health and environmental topics. The Senior Editor will collaborate closely with technical and non-technical staff to produce meeting summaries, newsletter content, strategic plans, fact sheets, and other documents. The ideal candidate will have experience working in the science or health publications field. The Senior Editor must be able to—

  • Provide a substantive edit of material to ensure well-structured, logically organized content and inclusion of proper citations.
  • Follow plain language guidelines, with the ability to translate technical writing into concise, engaging material for diverse audiences.
  • Adhere to the detailed rules of different style guides (e.g., AP, GPO, client-specific), adapting quickly from one to another.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher; science background helpful.
  • Excellent substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading skills as applied to scientific/medical content.
  • 5 to 10 years of experience in editing scientific or health-related content that makes research accessible to lay or technical audiences.
  • Collaborative skills—can engage with a team of in-house staff in different departments.
  • High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially MS Word and Excel.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience as a publications director or production schedule manager.
  • Scientific or medical editing certification.
  • Familiarity with content on cancer research, HIV/AIDS, kidney disease, or environmental health issues, such as asthma or radon.
  • Proposal writing, editing, and/or management experience.
  • Work experience with the NIH a plus.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter stating salary requirements to recruitment@scgcorp.com. Candidates will be expected to pass an editing test.

Consulting firm in Gaithersburg, MD seeks a Senior Health information Specialist to be based on-site our client facility located in Rockville, MD.

The Senior Health Information Specialist is responsible for promoting client and customer satisfaction by ensuring that inquiries across various channels of communication, whether by telephone, email, or standard mail, are responded to in a timely, professional, and articulate fashion. The Senior Health Information Specialist will be expected to serve as a referral resource for other staff in the Inquiry Response Center supporting a federal agency’s public inquiries team. This role will include researching and developing responses to standard inquiries from the public, health professionals, and researchers, identifying and developing custom responses to new or complex inquiries; providing referrals to approved health resources; Web and medical literature searches; and coordinating responses with input from other groups within the Contracting Agency. This role involves in-depth health communication work, leadership opportunities, and direct client interactions. The Specialist will remain current on the most accurate and up-to-date health information within the guidelines set by the Contracting Agency. As a supervisor, the Senior Health Information Specialist will seek opportunities to assist other staff in the completion of their activities, and facilitate activities in team-oriented settings by sharing information and suggestions with other team members. Key contributions in this role:

  • Experience delivering Government health information to the public
  • Supervisor experience in a call center or public inquiry team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working in collaborative team environments
  • Ability to independently complete tasks
  • Aptitude to use Web and application-based software to log in and track emails, telephone calls, and letters

Responsibilities and Duties

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to tasks and responsibilities as outlined below:

  • Assists junior level staff in performing searches of online, print, and technical resources on health issues related to the Contracting Agency’s areas of concern. This includes performing in-depth information research on unique health topics and diseases, then delivering the responses by phone or in writing.
  • Plays a lead role in developing appropriate, accurate responses to public inquiries as well as being the final reviewer for junior staff.
  • Works with SCG’s management to identify training needs for staff, develop training and mentoring programs to address those needs, and carry out such programs as required.
  • Helps develop inquiry response training materials and policy and procedures manuals to support the Contracting Agency’s public inquiry needs.
  • Works with SCG’s management to identify and maintain resource and referral information and material relevant to the Contracting Agency’s areas of concern.
  • Establishes collaborative relationships with staff from the Contracting Agency in support of the daily operations of the Inquiry Response Center.

Qualifications and Skills

  • A 4-year college degree in a relevant field of study, such as nursing, health sciences, public health, or health communications, is preferred.
  • Five (5) years or more experience in health projects and/or health information service programs with demonstrated research and inquiry response skills; a thorough knowledge of Government health information resources; familiarity with medical textbooks and other health resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform complex searches for health information on the Web and adequately assess the appropriateness and reliability of the results.
  • Excellent oral and written skills.
  • Experience in providing quality customer service.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Experience and familiarity with management and leadership principles.

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter stating salary requirements to recruitment@scgcorp.com.

Consulting firm in Gaithersburg, MD is seeking a permanent Web Developer with 5+ years of experience to help a growing web development team. Responsibilities include design, development, testing, and maintenance of Drupal websites, associated web applications and databases. Candidates must have strong interpersonal communication skills (written/verbal) and a team-oriented, customer service attitude.

Candidates must be expert with Drupal, PHP, and have basic understanding of other CMS applications.

Requirements

General Requirements:

  • 5+ years real world job experience
  • Ability to work as part of a project team as well as independently
  • Must be self-disciplined with effective time management abilities, and able to work in a fast-paced, multi-task environment with shifting priorities
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • U.S. Citizenship and fluent in English

Technical Requirements:

  • 5+ years of Drupal experience
  • The ability to build and modify blocks in code, views, and templates
  • Excellent PHP development experience
  • A good understanding of both LAMP and WAMP stacks and the flexibility to work other configurations
  • A good understanding of GitHub project management
  • Working knowledge of Drupal theming, architecture
  • Jenkins and 508 compliance experience a plus

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter stating salary requirements to recruitment@scgcorp.com.

Consulting firm in Gaithersburg, MD is seeking a permanent Web Developer to help a growing web development team. Responsibilities include design, development, testing, and maintenance of websites, associated web applications and databases, 508 compliance, Granicus email creation and list management, as well as generating various reports. Candidates must have strong interpersonal communication skills (written/verbal) and a team-oriented, customer service attitude.

Requirements

General Requirements:

  • Minimum BS/BA degree
  • Ability to work as part of a project team as well as independently
  • Must be self-disciplined with effective time management abilities, and able to work in a fast-paced, multi-task environment with shifting priorities
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • US Citizenship and fluent in English

Technical Requirements:

  • High Proficiency with HTML and CSS best practices
  • Ability to build and maintain ASP.NET applications with comfort in both C# and VB; Web Forms and MVC are a plus
  • JavaScript/JQuery/Java, PHP, and Photoshop skills a plus
  • Working knowledge of SQL

In addition, the following skills would be most beneficial:

  • An understanding of the WordPress and Drupal content management systems
  • Experience using and implementing Drupal ‘behaviors’, building and modifying blocks in code
  • A working knowledge of Section 508 Compliance

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter stating salary requirements to recruitment@scgcorp.com.

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