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Stacy Philipson Grenis, CEO

sphilipson@scgcorp.com

Susie Warner, MPH, CMP, Vice President

swarner@scgcorp.com

Mike Bykowski, Vice President

mbykowski@scgcorp.com

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.

Job Description

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, 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
  • Proficiency with virtual meeting platforms including Zoom and WebEx

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 Digital Content Manager. Position will be based at our client site in Rockville, MD.

Background

The NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR) was created by Congress to oversee, coordinate and manage all NIH HIV-related research. OAR establishes scientific priorities in the global fight against HIV/AIDS and ensures that U.S. Government research dollars are invested in the areas of highest scientific priority. OAR receives the total Congressional NIH budget allocation for HIV/AIDS ($3.1 B in FY 21) and distributes funds to the NIH institutes and centers (ICs) which conduct HIV research directly and fund research in the U.S. and internationally.

OAR annually solicits input from the scientific community, HIV/AIDS community members and advocates, and other stakeholders to establish scientific priorities and develop its strategic plan. OAR funds research to understand and prevent HIV transmission; to develop effective treatments and interventions for HIV; to discover a cure; and to work on an HIV vaccine. OAR also funds research to treat HIV coinfections and comorbidities, translate discoveries into public health, and advance the NIH HIV/AIDS research agenda. Underpinning across all the HIV research priorities are supporting basic research; addressing health disparities; understanding how social and behavioral factors affect implementation of scientific interventions; and providing training and capacity building in the field.

Scope of work:

Digital channels are a primary mechanism through which OAR distributes content. In addition, OAR recently took over the management of the https://hivinfo.nih.gov/ and https://clinicalinfo.hiv.gov/ websites, creating a new need to drive content strategy and planning for these sites and their related platforms. Collectively, OAR currently leverages the following owned digital channels to advance its mission:

  • The OAR website, including a director’s blog
  • OAR email listserv
  • OAR Twitter
  • The HIVInfo and ClinicalInfo websites and associated social media platforms

The Digital Content Manager will guide OAR’s digital content strategy across the digital space to drive visibility and understanding of the NIH HIV research agenda and the role of OAR in advancing it.

The contractor’s role sits within the communications team at OAR and engages with different teams across the office, including external stakeholders when appropriate.

The contractor will work with the Contractor Officer Representative (COR) and other appropriate NIH officials and staff to perform the following:

Task 1: OAR Digital Channels

Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Work across OAR and its partners, as appropriate, to manage OAR’s digital content strategy to deepen engagement and broaden reach. Serve as an ongoing source of best practices for digital engagement for the communications team and broader OAR staff.
  • Provide strategic input on OAR’s use of digital channels, making recommendations on platform selection, content strategy, and new types of content to leverage.
  • Develop and help to maintain a cross-channel editorial calendar for digital content.
  • Coordinate with Operations Team Technical Lead to support all aspects of website management, including the content migration to a new CMS and potential website refresh.
  • Provide short-term recommendations on structure, content, and SEO to align the OAR external website with current best practices and develop a longer-term plan to refresh the look and feel, content, and structure of the OAR external website.
  • Work with existing personnel to assess data analytics and provide and implement recommendations to improve OAR’s reach and engagement with key audiences.
  • Draft, as needed, and provide quality control for content—such as web pages, video scripts, social media posts, blogs, and newsletters—for a wide variety of digital platforms in coordination with the broader communications team, in line with SEO and other platform-specific best practices.
  • Provide real-time recommendations on ways to engage audiences through digital platforms.
  • Participate in relevant meetings with NIH and broader federal workgroups on an ongoing basis.
  • Support documentation of team best practices.
  • Participate in the broader communications team’s strategic planning activities, providing input on strategies, content, and updates.
  • Additional support depending on OAR’s evolving needs.

Deliverables

Deliverables include, but are not limited to:

  • Editorial content calendar for digital channels.
  • Short-term recommendations to the Operations Technical Lead for the OAR website and longer-term plan to refresh the look and feel, content, and structure of the OAR website.
  • Ongoing assessment of data analytics and provision of written and verbal recommendations on digital content strategy.
  • Drafting and editing of digital content for a variety of channels.
  • Real-time recommendations on ways to engage audiences through digital platforms.
  • Documentation of team best practices.
  • Input on the broader communications team’s strategic planning activities.
  • Participation in relevant communications team and other OAR meetings.
  • Participation in relevant workgroups within NIH and across the Federal government.
  • Additional support depending on OAR’s evolving needs.

Task 2: HIVInfo and Clinicalnfo content channels

Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Help lead the development of marketing plans to expand the reach of each platform’s resources to target audiences, including clinicians (ClinicalInfo) and the general public (HIVInfo).
  • Participate on strategic planning with the Operations Team Technical Lead on the evaluation of the HIVInfo and ClinicalInfo websites and mobile apps, making recommendations on both platforms.
  • Work closely with existing personnel to assess data analytics and provide recommendations to improve each platform’s reach. Provide strategic input on content strategy, website best practices, digital channel selection.
  • Support the Operations Team Technical Lead regarding implementation of website best practices for both sites, including SEO.
  • Help coordinate and maintain an editorial calendar for both platforms.
  • Review, and draft when needed, a broad range of content in line with SEO and other platform-specific best practices.
  • Participate in regular meetings and conversations with federal staff, contractors and subcontractors on the ClinicalInfo and HIVInfo projects.

Deliverables

  • Marketing plan for each site to expand reach to target audiences.
  • Assessment of data analytics, provision of recommendations, and implementation support.
  • Strategic input on the transition of both sites to the cloud and to a new CMS; guidance on website best practices, including SEO.
  • Editorial calendar for both platforms.
  • Reviews and drafts, as needed, of related content.
  • Participation in regular OAR and partner meetings.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Interest in public health.
  • Experienced project manager, with the ability to manage workload, meet deadlines, and multi-task across multiple projects and priorities as those priorities evolve.
  • 10+ years of professional work experience with digital content and digital strategy, including extensive experience in:
    1. Content strategy across the digital space, including website, social media platforms, blogs, email marketing
    2. Digital content development and the enactment of content marketing strategies
    3. Web content best practices, management, and design, including website refreshes/launches
    4. The use of SEO to improve organic reach of web content
  • Demonstrated success leveraging data to improve the reach and impact of digital content.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with individuals and teams across the office—including senior leadership, technical experts, and the broader communications team—and federal partners.
  • Organized, conscientious individual who nimbly adjusts priorities with little notice, resolving conflicts presented to them with appropriate guidance from senior staff or the COR, and willing to step in wherever the team needs.

Desired:

  • Agency experience a plus
  • Experience in the public health and/or federal space
  • Spanish language skills a plus

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.

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.

The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc. in Gaithersburg, MD specializes in communicating scientific information to improve the quality of our lives and the environment in which we live. We adhere to seemingly simple principles—we listen to our clients’ needs, develop creative approaches to meet those needs, and implement our strategies cost effectively with unsurpassed passion and dedication to excellence.

SCG is seeking a permanent Drupal Web and UI/UX Designer. Ideal candidate has a passion for web design, Drupal theming and customization. Our team will be migrating several websites from Drupal 7 to Drupal 9 and your role will be to implement responsive designs utilizing USWDS standards and Bootstrap. Other responsibilities include designing specific pages and user interfaces based on client needs.

Requirements

Technical Requirements:

  • Drupal 7/8/9 Front-end development and theming
  • HTML5, Sass, CSS, SCSS, and expertise in web design best practices
  • Theming using Responsive Design, USWDS, and Bootstrap
  • User Experience (UX) design, wireframing, and prototyping with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, XD) or Figma
  • JavaScript/jQuery
  • A strong understanding of Git and/or GitHub
  • Experience migrating from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8/9 relating to theme migration and development

Preferred candidates have experience or expertise in:

  • Experience building Views and custom modules
  • Context, Display Suite, and Panels
  • Site building, including an understanding of Drupal core functionality, such as views, content types, taxonomy, and configuration
  • PHP and MySQL
  • Accessibility/508 compliance
  • Google Analytics/SEO best practices
  • Jenkins
  • Acquia Cloud

General Requirements:

  • Minimum BS/BA degree
  • 5+ years on the job experience preferred
  • 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
  • Ability to balance multiple concurrent projects
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • U.S. Citizenship and fluent in English

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.

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

The Health Communication/Public Inquiry Response Specialist is responsible for responding to inquiries from members of the public, health professionals, and researchers through email, standard mail, telephone, and fax. 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/Public Inquiry Response Specialist involves quick-turnaround knowledge acquisition about the NIH, including NIAID and its biomedical research program, as well as direct interactions with the public and client.

Responsibilities

  • Respond quickly to written (email, standard mail, fax) and telephone inquiries from members of the public, including health professionals, scientists, researchers, patients and family members, and students in a timely, accurate, and articulate manner.
  • Use appropriate NIH/NIAID research and other scientific and health information resources to analyze and accurately respond to inquiries on health topics relevant to the NIH, including NIAID, it’s 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 produce 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 (CRM) and call center phone system.
  • 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 and participate in regularly scheduled meetings.
  • Identify staff training needs; help to develop and implement training and mentoring programs to address those needs.
  • Help develop and/or update inquiry response training materials and policy and procedures manuals.
  • Identify potential areas to improve inquiry response processes as needed.

Education

  • Master’s degree or demonstrated experience in health science, public health, health communications, or health policy fields.

Qualifications

  • Familiarity with health topics and research related to infectious diseases, immunologic, and/or allergic diseases preferred.
  • Familiarity with NIH and NIAID’s research portfolio a plus.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work in software systems, such as Microsoft CRM, and call center telephone systems, such as Clarity Connect.
  • Familiarity with the Congressional inquiry response and/or controlled correspondence process 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.

Job Description

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

Background

The NIH Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS) leads implementation of the NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science through scientific, technical, and operational collaboration with the institutes, centers, and offices that comprise NIH. The office was formed in 2018 within the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, which plans and coordinates trans-NIH initiatives and research supported by the NIH Common Fund.

The clinical informatics team in ODSS promotes and fosters the use of FHIR® (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource) standard in research. FHIR® is an essential clinical data exchange standard for electronic health records in both the clinical setting and for research use. The clinical informatics team enhances the capability of researchers and administrative staff in the use of clinical standards by conducting FHIR education and training that meets trans-NIH needs and cuts across clinical domains. Importantly, this branch catalyzes collaborations among clinical programs that utilize FHIR standards.

Scope of work

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

Task 1: Technical Support – 80% of the work
The Contractor shall provide technical support for scientific staff members. Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting and conducting ODSS clinical informatics training activities, including scheduling, planning, developing technical training documentation and materials, including software code, and presenting training materials.
  • Performing clinical informatics funding portfolio analysis.
  • Suggesting strategies to improve the team’s performance, including implementing strategies to optimize webinars.

Task 2: Administrative Support – 20% of the work
This task involves providing support for paper, electronic, and other file. Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Drafting and editing internal correspondence and written materials to inform staff of information impacting operations.
  • Creating and maintaining office records and project files.
  • Generating meeting minutes, agendas, and other communication materials.
  • Performing administrative responsibilities including taking notes during meetings or trainings, preparing correspondence, and managing files

Deliverables

  • Technical training work products, documents and materials, including software code and presentation slides.
  • Work products and documents related to gathering information, data analysis, generating results and recommendations from analysis.
  • Work products and documents related to attending meetings and producing meeting minutes, agenda and other communication materials.
  • Tracking project progress and providing project updates as requested.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred within Biological Sciences or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
  • Proficient at least one programming language (e.g., R, Python, Javascript), as demonstrated through a certificate or demonstrated experience working directly in those languages over at least a 3 year period
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, as demonstrated by relevant coursework and/or prior presentation experience.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, as demonstrated by relevant coursework and/or technical portfolio.
  • 3+ years prior demonstrated experience that shows attention, detail, planning, prioritization, and organization skills.
  • 3+ years prior demonstrated experience that shows ability to handle multiple ongoing assignments at once.
  • Expert in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint, Skype for Business, Teams) and SharePoint as demonstrated through proficiency test or certificate

Desired Skills

  • Documented familiarity with application programming interface (API), JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) format, Extensible Markup Language (XML), and NIH RePORTER analysis.

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.

Job Description

Consulting firm in Gaithersburg, MD seeks a Program Support Assistant. Position will be based at our client site in Rockville, MD.

Background

The NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR) was created by Congress to oversee, coordinate and manage all NIH HIV-related research. OAR establishes scientific priorities in the global fight against HIV/AIDS and ensures that U.S. Government research dollars are invested in the areas of highest scientific priority. OAR receives the total Congressional NIH budget allocation for HIV/AIDS ($3.1 B in FY 21) and distributes funds to the NIH institutes and centers (ICs) which conduct HIV research directly and fund research in the U.S. and internationally.

OAR annually solicits input from the scientific community, HIV/AIDS community members and advocates, and other stakeholders to establish scientific priorities and develop its strategic plan. OAR funds research to understand and prevent HIV transmission; to develop effective treatments and interventions for HIV; to discover a cure; and to work on an HIV vaccine. OAR also funds research to treat HIV coinfections and comorbidities, translate discoveries into public health, and advance the NIH HIV/AIDS research agenda. Underpinning across all the HIV research priorities are supporting basic research; addressing health disparities; understanding how social and behavioral factors affect implementation of scientific interventions; and providing training and capacity building in the field.

Scope of work

This position performs all duties consistent with a Program Support Assistant for the Analytics and Evaluation Team. The individual 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 Contracting Officer’s Representative (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:

  • 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.
  • Supporting OAR Analytics and Evaluation Team.
  • Supporting OAR Task Forces.
  • Making edits to and/or providing input on SOPs to reflect new or updated, and approved procedures.
  • Providing correspondence support and related filing for the Analytics and Evaluation Team supervisor.

Deliverables

  • Weekly reports on activities and ad hoc project updates as requested.
  • Respond to written and verbal communications on a daily basis.
  • 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.
  • Performing data entry, spreadsheet-based tracking, and/or other related tasks as needed under the direction of an Analytics and Evaluation Team POC for project-specific activities.

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 within Biological Sciences.
  • At least 2 years work experience.
  • 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.

Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with IN-SPIRE, Tableau, QVR, RCDC, and/or PQS highly desirable.

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.

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 Program Support Assistant (PSA) for the Deputy Director. Position will be based at our client site in Rockville, MD

Background

The NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR) was created by Congress to oversee, coordinate and manage all NIH HIV-related research. OAR establishes scientific priorities in the global fight against HIV/AIDS and ensures that U.S. Government research dollars are invested in the areas of highest scientific priority. OAR receives the total Congressional NIH budget allocation for HIV/AIDS ($3.1 B in FY 21) and distributes funds to the NIH institutes and centers (ICs) which conduct HIV research directly and fund research in the U.S. and internationally.

OAR annually solicits input from the scientific community, HIV/AIDS community members and advocates, and other stakeholders to establish scientific priorities and develop its strategic plan. OAR funds research to understand and prevent HIV transmission; to develop effective treatments and interventions for HIV; to discover a cure; and to work on an HIV vaccine. OAR also funds research to treat HIV coinfections and comorbidities, translate discoveries into public health, and advance the NIH HIV/AIDS research agenda. Underpinning across all the HIV research priorities are supporting basic research; addressing health disparities; understanding how social and behavioral factors affect implementation of scientific interventions; and providing training and capacity building in the field.

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, always, 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 Contractor Officer Representative (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, MS TEAMS, or ZOOM meetings and ensuring the call details and any read ahead materials are provided to the Deputy Director and meeting attendees prior to the beginning of the meeting.
  • Monitoring the calendar and events attended by the OAR Deputy Director to ensure that they leave adjacent meetings on time to attend later meetings.
  • Using diplomacy and negotiation skills to plan and ensure that meeting requests are responded to appropriately and in a timely manner.
  • Coordinating the receipt and transfer of meeting materials.
  • 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.
  • Attending scheduled meetings to review status of calendar changes, task block updates, plan-ahead activities and other tasks as needed. Record meeting minutes and identify follow-up action items for the Deputy Director, as required.
  • Provide input to SOPs to reflect new or updated, and approved procedures.

Deliverables

Deliverables include, but are not limited to:

  • Weekly reports on projects and ad hoc project updates as requested.
  • Respond to written and verbal communications daily.
  • Ensure task blocks are added to calendars based on deadlines and requested times.
  • Provide reminders so the OAR Deputy Director attends meetings on time. Reminders may be electronic, verbal, or other depending on OAR’s preference.
  • Printed calendars for the Deputy Director on a schedule determined by OAR, as required.
  • 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 Synthesize, Analyze, Adjudicate, and Vet Information (SAAVI), 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/TEAMS/Zoom meetings.
  • Entering documents into the Document Tracking System and/or Incoming Requests Tracking System as soon as items are received and track to completion. Provide updates as required.
  • Photocopying and assembling printed materials as needed.
  • Creating and maintaining office records including office procurements and reimbursement procedures, and project files.

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.
  • Coordinating the printing and conversion of paper documents to electronic files, as requested by the COR.
  • Printed, emailed, or other communication of travel and registration logistics for the OAR Deputy Director.

NOTE: At any time, the contractor may be pulled from primary duties and/or temporarily reassigned to support PSA efforts within the OAR office.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required; health-professions related graduate degree preferred
  • Three years related experience required, 5 years 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, PowerPoint, and Skype for Business), SharePoint, TEAMS, and Zoom

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.

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 Public Health Analyst. Position will be based at our client site in Rockville, MD.

Background

The NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR) was created by Congress to oversee, coordinate and manage all NIH HIV-related research. OAR establishes scientific priorities in the global fight against HIV/AIDS and ensures that research dollars are invested in the areas of highest scientific priority. OAR receives the total HIV/AIDS allocation ($3 B in FY 2019) and distributes funds to the NIH institutes and centers which conduct HIV research directly and also fund research in the US and internationally.

OAR annually solicits comments from scientists, AIDS advocates and other stakeholders to establish scientific priorities and develop its strategic plan. OAR funds research to understand and prevent HIV; to develop treatments and find a cure; and to work on an HIV vaccine. OAR also funds research to treat HIV coinfections and comorbidities. Underpinnings across all the research are supporting basic research; addressing health disparities; understanding how social and behavioral factors affect implementation of scientific interventions; and providing training and capacity building in the field.

OAR represents NIH AIDS research with the scientific community, advocates, people living with HIV, policymakers, grantmakers, media and other stakeholders.

Scope of Work
This position procures the services of a Public Health Analyst to support the OAR Science Team. The Science Team is led by an OAR Supervisor Health Science Administrator. The analyst will perform a variety of analytical and strategic planning tasks to promote and facilitate activities and effective program planning and coordination in a variety of science areas. This will include tasks, projects, and other activities in support of the Team 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 Science Team members, the analyst will work to ensure successful maintenance, planning, developing, and implementation of innovative initiatives. Work is non-budgetary in nature.
The contractor will work with the COR, Analyics and Evaluation (A&E) Lead, and other appropriate NIH employees to accomplish work that includes but is not limited to:

Task 1: Research analysis and other work. This includes:

  • Assist in evaluating scientific concepts, proposals and reports on topic of HIV; make recommendations on the validity, rigor, importance and feasibility of the scientific concepts, proposals and reports.
  • Perform data analysis on NIH HIV/AIDS research portfolio
  • 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.
  • Assist in developing recommendations for new research programs based on examining existing grants, contracts, ongoing projects and the scientific literature involving HIV data trends and HIV.
  • 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; 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.
  • 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 Science Team Lead, with recommendations provided being research-based, concise and relevant to the task at hand.
  • Routine updates on work and progress to the Science Team Lead as requested.

Task 2: Coordination and Tracking

  • Provide support to OAR staff in their management of portfolios in the related science area.
  • Facilitate, plan and organize workshops, meetings, journal papers and other methods of discussion and information dissemination.
  • Review NIH research portfolio using data analytics tools. Develop and prepare presentations, reports, correspondence, articles, training and other informational materials.
  • As approved by the COR and Contracting Officer, 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, and related science areas.

Deliverables

  • Weekly reports on activities.
  • Work products and documents related to providing support for management of portfolios in the HIV scientific area; coordinate efforts among OAR and NIH institutes, 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.
  • 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.

Requirements

  • Masters or higher degree in public health, or Bachelor’s or higher in data science.

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter.

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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

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  • 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