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Stacy Philipson Grenis, CEO

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Susie Warner, MPH, CMP, Vice President

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Mike Bykowski, Vice President

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The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc.
656 Quince Orchard Road, Suite 210
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878-1409
Phone: 301-670-4990
Fax: 301-670-3815

Open Positions

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

Consulting firm in Gaithersburg, MD seeks a Communications Specialist to be based on-site our client facility located in Bethesda, MD.

Organization

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of the Director (OD), Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO).

Background

The Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO) coordinates sexual and gender minority (SGM)–related research and activities by working directly with the NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices. The Office was officially established in September 2015 within the NIH Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI). Activities in the SGMRO include but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordinate SGM health research activities across NIH
  • Attend conferences and events on trans-NIH activities focused on SGM research
  • Coordinate and convene conferences and workshops to inform priority setting and research activities
  • Collaborate with NIH Institutes and Centers on the development of SGM health research reports
  • Manage information dissemination related to SGM research
  • Work with NIH Institutes and Centers to leverage resources and develop initiatives to support SGM health research

Scope of Work

This position procures the services of a contractor with communications expertise. The contractor shall be responsible for providing a range of communication activities that include, but are not limited to: communications planning; advising and participating in internal and external communications, including to extramural researchers, the public, students, and other government entities through newsletters, listservs, brochures, press releases, videos, electronic media, and other information products; materials development, and dissemination; stakeholder outreach and partnership development; and report preparation. The contractor may also be asked to maintain and update systems for communications among NIH and contract staff to facilitate the efficient flow of information relating to projects and program activities.

The contractor will assist the SGMRO Director and communications staff in SGMRO in multiple areas to promote and facilitate effective communication between the SGMRO, NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices (ICO), other Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) components, and federal departments and agencies, as well as key stakeholder and community interests to ensure the successful planning and implementation of communications regarding the NIH’s SGM health research-related efforts.

The contractor will work with the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) and other appropriate NIH employees, as well as other staff to accomplish work that includes but is not limited to:

Task 1: Internal and External Communications – Plan, develop, and conduct SGMRO communications activities, with appropriate approvals. This includes:

  • Participate in strategic discussions and help build communications work plans, soliciting input from groups such as the Sexual & Gender Minority Research Working Group (SGMRWG), Sexual & Gender Minority Research Coordinating Committee (SGMRCC), other federal departments and agencies, and additional stakeholders as needed.
  • Manage NIH SGM listserv and email inbox and draft correspondence.
  • Develop social media content and help maintain up-to-date social media platforms, as appropriate.
  • Create and/or edit SGMRO-related meeting agendas, presentation materials, and summary reports.
  • Develop and/or edit memoranda, talking points, reports, and other written products for various audiences.
  • Assist with the development, editing, and production of the SGMRO Annual Report and Portfolio Analysis.
  • Review current SGM-related health research to communicate up-to-date scientific information in presentations and reports.
  • Develop and/or update scientific fact sheets.
  • Draft scientific responses to data calls.
  • Assist in developing and executing the SGMRO Scientific Webinar Series and Researcher Spotlight web feature. This may include identifying topics and speakers to invite.
  • Support new communications efforts related to implementation of SOGI data collection recommendations.
  • Manage, maintain, and update the SGMRO website, including revision of existing content and curation of new content and web features to maximize audience engagement.
  • Assist with preparation and distribution of the SGMRO Director’s blog.
  • Assist with layout and design of various materials, including one pagers, reports, and presentations.
  • Assist with 508 compliance activities, as appropriate.

Deliverables

  • Written materials and presentations, as requested.
  • Monthly reports on the project and ad hoc project updates as requested by the COR.

Task 2: Outreach – Conduct outreach activities. This includes:

  • Support federal staff in their preparation of reports, briefings, and special presentations.

Deliverables

  • Briefing materials, as requested.
  • Monthly reports on the project and ad hoc project updates as requested.

Task 3: Coordination and Tracking – Assist with engagement activities. This includes:

  • Assist with coordination, development, and management of events, (e.g., scientific workshops, conferences, media events, virtual webinars) as needed. This includes developing letters of invitation, thank you letters, and logistics letters.
  • Report on analytics and metrics to determine the efficacy of communications activities over time, including web page views, listserv subscriptions, social media insights, etc.

Deliverables

  • Monthly reports on the project and ad hoc project updates as requested.
  • Notification to COR regarding any potential threat to project deliverables.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in public health, communications, or related degree preferred.

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter.

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.

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

The Health Communication Specialist is responsible for responding to inquiries from members of the public, health professionals, and researchers through email, standard mail, telephone, fax, and social media channels. This role will include using appropriate health information and National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) research resources to develop accurate responses to public inquiries and provide referrals to approved health resources and/or other offices and government agencies. The position of Health Communication Specialist involves quick-turnaround knowledge acquisition about the NIH, including NIAID, biomedical research program; leadership opportunities; and direct client interactions.

Responsibilities

  • Perform duties onsite at the client’s office.
  • Respond quickly to written (email, standard mail, fax, and social media) and telephone inquiries from members of the public, including health professionals, scientists, researchers, patients and family members, and students in a timely, accurate, analytic, and articulate manner.
  • Use appropriate NIH, including NIAID, research and other scientific and health information resources to accurately and analytically respond to inquiries on health topics relevant to the NIH, including NIAID, research portfolio and related activities.
  • Develop appropriate, analytic, and accurate written and oral responses to communicate scientific and health information to the public.
  • Stay abreast of NIAID, NIH, and other HHS news releases, research topics and findings and health information relevant to the Institute and other HHS entities.
  • Work independently, collaboratively, and effectively to product high-quality responses to inquiries to NIAID that are up-to-date and responsive to the question.
  • Learn, test, use, and manage the customer relationship management system and call center phone system; train staff on those systems.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, and other reports for SCG and the Institute.
  • Collaborate with Institute staff, including but not limited to, public inquiries and media staff, IT staff, and subject matter experts; participate and propose solutions/troubleshoot in team meetings.
  • Collaborate with SCG team members; participate in regularly scheduled meetings.
  • Help develop and/or update inquiry response training materials and policy and procedures manuals.
  • Identify staff training needs; help to develop and implement training and mentoring programs to address those needs.
  • Identify potential areas to improve inquiry response processes as needed.

Education

  • Master’s degree in science and/or science-related and/or public health or public health or scientific communications or policy fields

Qualifications

  • Experience with infectious, immunologic, and/or allergic diseases and/or biomedical research preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Ability to perform complex searches for health information on the Internet, assess the relevance of the results, and translate relevant findings to the public.
  • Knowledge of Government health information resources; familiarity with PubMed, clinicaltrials.gov and other health resources preferred.
  • Experience in responding to inquiries from members of the public and other entities by telephone and through written/email communication preferred but not required.
  • Ability to work in software systems, such as Microsoft CRM, and call center telephone systems, such as Clarity Connect.
  • Familiarity with the Congressional process and/or controlled correspondence a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team to complete tasks.

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter.

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.

Consulting firm in Gaithersburg, MD, has a full-time position available for an experienced, detail-oriented panel coordinator with excellent organizational skills, document management experience, and experience with HIV content. At least 10 years of professional experience needed; M.S. degree preferred.

Tasks include: Working with a team of Panel Coordinators to support two or more clinical guidelines panels responsible for maintaining and updating guidelines documents for the clinical management of people with HIV. Managing and tracking the guidelines update process, which includes multiple review and revision cycles and consulting with panel leadership, guidelines writers and editors, and other technical staff. Providing schedule management, reference management, document version control, and link management. Developing a relationship with the client that inspires trust and confidence. Working with cross-functional teams to ensure timely, seamless publication of the guidelines. Providing logistical support for panel meetings, rosters, and other activities and communicating meeting proceedings, actions items, and reports to panel members. Participating in calls/virtual meetings/in-person meetings as needed. Managing large bibliographic databases and running literature searches as requested by panel members. Developing and maintaining a system to track, manage, and store guidelines-related documents.

Interested candidate should submit a resume and cover letter 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.

Job Description

Consulting firm in Gaithersburg, MD seeks a Management Analyst. Position will be based at our client site in Rockville, MD

Background

This position is located in the Office of Strategic Coordination (OSC), Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), Office of the Director (OD), National Institutes of Health (NIH). OSC is responsible for the oversight of the NIH Common Fund.

Employee serves as a management and program analyst responsible for planning, analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of the operating programs. The employee utilizes a high degree of qualitative and quantitative analytical skills in analyzing, evaluating, and improving the efficiency of internal administrative operations, organizations, or management and the effectiveness of line or operating programs.

Description of Requirement

The government requires ongoing support to analyze and measure the effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of organizational programs and improve the efficiency of internal administrative operations, organizations, and/or management. No work will involve decision-making or other tasks considered inherently governmental.

Tasks

  • Operations Analyses: Involves direct participation in calls/meetings with OSC staff, ICO staff, extramural researchers, and DPCPSI and OD leadership to develop, coordinate, and implement performance measures to evaluate productivity for the assigned scientific programs and OSC activities; this includes analyzing budget/financial data to identify issues and make recommendations for improvement by adapting existing analytical methods and techniques to specific issues and developing new approaches to resolve complex productivity problems and issues. The ability to formulate and execute action plans in response to business and management problems or initiatives, directives, regulations, legislation or any other areas requiring action or response as well as extrapolate from existing methods and procedures to future requirements in developing timely and executable plans of action for assigned areas is an asset.
  • Program Evaluation: Based on discussions with the OSC Operations Team Leader, OSC staff, ICO staff, extramural researchers, establishes study methods and techniques to be utilized in complex studies and audits; this includes analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of complex administrative and program operations in meeting goals and objectives, and developing modifications, revisions, and implementing procedures to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of administrative and program operations for assigned scientific programs and OSC activities. The ability to interpret findings resulting from studies and recommend work method or procedural changes, systems variations, and acceptance of new technology developments is an asset.
  • Organizational Support: Provide higher management with reports, evaluated information, budgetary proposals and similar products necessary for effective direction of program operations; this includes recommending strategies to improve program implementations and evaluations, advising management of unique conditions and issues which affect administrative functions and program activities, and providing guidance on interpretation and implementation of new and revised legislation, policies, regulations and procedures. The ability to research complex ongoing and projected programmatic activities and reviewing information, reconciling conflicting data, and devising new and modified methods to analyze findings is an asset.
  • Participation in Calls/Discussions: Participate in frequent/regular calls with the OSC Operations team, OSC staff, ICO staff, extramural researchers as well as NIH grants, contracts and administrative staff towards accomplishing the aforementioned tasks.

Deliverables and Timelines

Given the complex nature of overseeing financial and operational activities for assigned scientific programs and OSC activities, deliverables and timelines will be specified at the time of assignment and in consultation with the OSC Operations Team Leader and/or OSC Program Leader(s) and Working Group Coordinator(s) for assigned programs.

This includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Work products and documents related to supporting the Operations Team and/or Working Group(s) in identifying financial and/or operational issues and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations and administrative support functions (i.e., internal activities or functions such as supply, budget, procurement, or personnel which serve to facilitate line or program operations).
  • Work products and documents related to preparing reports and presentations for a wide range of audiences on assigned scientific programs and OSC activities; achieved by leveraging database software and/or applications, retrieving data and preparing correspondence and reports.
  • Work products and documents related to participating in Operations Team and Working Group meetings and draft summaries of discussions bringing to the OSC Operations Team Leader and/or OSC Program Leader and Working Group Coordinator’s attention issues related to assigned scientific programs and OSC activities (e.g., controversial findings, issues, or problems with widespread impact).
  • Work products and documents related to planning, scheduling and conducting projects and studies to evaluate and recommend ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of work operations for assigned scientific programs and OSC activities; achieved by identifying the work to be done, the scope of the project, estimated costs and deadlines for its completion.
  • Work products and documents related to researching and understanding pertinent laws, regulations, policies and precedents which affect the use of program and related support resources (e.g., people, money, or equipment).
  • Work products and documents related to adapting analytical techniques and evaluation criteria to the measurement and improvement of program effectiveness and/or organizational productivity (e.g., cost reduction, improved effectiveness and efficiency, better workload distribution, or implementation of new work methods).
  • Work products related to developing new or modified work methods, organizational structures, records and files, management processes, staffing patterns, procedures for administering program services, guidelines and procedures, and automating work processes for the conduct of administrative support functions or program operations.
  • Work products related to analyzing and making recommendations concerning the centralization or decentralization of operations; achieved by drafting reports based on data analysis, feedback, and OSC/DPCPSI/OD/NIH/HHS practices.
  • Work products and documents related to identifying and resolving major issues, program goals and objectives, work processes, and administrative operations of the assigned scientific programs and OSC activities.
  • Work products and documents related to setting up, organizing, and maintaining files and records.
  • Work products and documents related to preparing written materials in a culturally appropriate and respectful manner consistent with best-practice communication strategies as part of preparing written and oral communication documents for staff.

The Management Analyst would have the following expertise:

A Bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) in a business-related field (e.g., accounting, business administration, finance, health services management, or management) or a biomedical field. Experience with the HHS Policy on Promoting Efficient Spending, NIH Efficient Spending Policy, NIH Policy Manual – Introduction to Government Ethics at the NIH, NIH Grants Policy Statement, Federal Acquisition Regulations, and OMB Uniform Guidance. Appropriate expertise would include monitoring and reviewing budgets, projecting costs and developing budget justifications program- and/or office-wide expenditures, use of eRA modules and services, and interpreting, analyzing and applying varying NIH/HHS policies.

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter.

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.

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 biomedical/life sciences. Diverse writing experience a plus (preparation of detailed scientific meeting summaries, technical reports, articles, strategic plans, and other documents). Please provide 3 writing and/or editing samples. Excellent benefits.

Interested candidate should submit resume, cover letter, and writing samples 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.

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 an expert with Drupal, PHP, and have basic understanding of other CMS applications.

Requirements

General Requirements:

  • Minimum BS/BA degree
  • 5+ years on the 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 Drupal entities as well as modules
  • Excellent PHP development experience
  • A good understanding of both LAMP and WAMP stacks and the flexibility to work with other configurations
  • A good understanding of GitHub project management
  • Experience migrating from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8/9
  • Working knowledge of Drupal theming, architecture
  • Jenkins and 508 compliance experience a plus

Interested candidate should submit resume and cover letter.

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.

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