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If you are searching for a small business that is responsive to your needs and provides high-quality work at reasonable rates, just give us a call. We would be glad to discuss your specific needs and provide a cost estimate for our services.

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.

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 508 Compliance Associate to create and remediate documents and web materials to be compliant with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (1998 amendment). Responsibilities include remediating Adobe PDF and Microsoft Office documents and reviewing web pages for accessibility. Candidates must possess strong time management skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

General Responsibilities:

  • Remediation and review of Adobe PDF and Microsoft Office documents for compliance with HHS Section 508 standards and WCAG 2.0 AA.
  • Using software and tools including Adobe Acrobat, PDF Accessibility Checker, Colour Contrast Analyser, JAWS, and NVDA.
  • Validating web pages for compliance with HHS Section 508 standards and WCAG 2.0 and remediating issues in HTML.
  • Documenting accessibility failures and providing solutions for developers.
  • Creating metadata and alternative text for documents and multimedia products.
  • Assessing multimedia products and videos for 508 compliance.
  • Creating captions for YouTube videos. Working well with others and handling day-to-day situations with an acceptable, reasonable approach.
  • Ability to multi-task and be self-motivated and self-guided.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of best practices and industry trends in accessibility, including the PDF/UA standard.
  • Competency in essential software and related hardware. Specifically, JAWS, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Creative Cloud – particularly InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat DC.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of HHS Section 508 standards and WCAG 2.0 AA, and the 2018 HHS 508 Refreshed Standards.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of 508 compliance as it relates to social media.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA or BS degree in website development or a related field of study, or the equivalent education and a minimum of 2 years of related experience.

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.

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 Front-End Developer 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)
  • JavaScript/jQuery
  • Experience building Views and custom modules
  • 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:

  • 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 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.

Job Description

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.

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 full time Program Support Associate with 3+ years of experi-ence to help SCG’s growing team. We are looking for a very organized, detail oriented, and highly motivated individual. Candidates must have strong interpersonal communication skills (written/verbal), with a strong team-oriented, customer service approach to their work.

General Responsibilities

  • Create spreadsheets, word documents, PowerPoint slide decks, and other documents.
  • Ensure successful execution of tasks and provide updates on the progress to program leadership; en-sure that tasks stay on track and reach the goals and objectives.
  • Conduct QC on final deliverables.
  • Coordinate the receipt and submission of daily and weekly reports.
  • Track subcontractor and consultant invoices and monthly reports.
  • Ensure cross collaboration among all team members.
  • Support contract tasks as assigned.
  • Maintain required contract documentation.
  • Participate in internal and external meetings.
  • Assist in developing estimates.
  • QA review of closed captioning of webinar recordings.

Requirements

  • Minimum BS/BA degree.
  • 3+ years on the job experience.
  • Ability to work as part of a project team as well as independently.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple, high-priority projects.
  • Ability to engage and communicate with all staff.
  • Outcomes oriented.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be self-disciplined with effective time management abilities, and able to work in a fast-paced environment.

Technical Requirements

  • Minimum BS/BA degree.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to perform 508-compliance a plus.

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 is seeking a full-time, permanent Senior Graphic Designer who is highly skilled and creative in layout and design to join our in-house design team. Candidate must have proven skills in developing graphical elements to increase visual appeal of publications or increase understanding of publication messages such as developing or refining graphic templates, creating graphics, and applying formatting styles, editing, and refining graphics for use in various publications. The ideal candidate will have expert knowledge of current design software and skilled with every step of the design process from concept to the final deliverable.

Requirements

General Requirements:

  • Minimum BS/BA degree
  • 10+ years on the job experience
  • Ability to work as part of a project team as well as independently
  • Experienced in managing teams and projects
  • Must be self-disciplined with effective time management abilities and organizational skills
  • Thrives working in a fast-paced, multi-task environment with shifting priorities
  • Possess strong interpersonal communication skills and customer-service attitude
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Experience with government proposal design layout and development
  • Prior experience with contractor environment a plus

Technical Requirements:

  • Proficient with MS Office Suite
  • Experience with design software such as Adobe Creative Suites including InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop, Acrobat Pro DC, Premier, Dreamweaver, After Effects and others
  • Section 508 compliance including remediation, QA/QC
  • Knowledge of print production, including operating reproduction equipment
  • Experience with photography and videography a plus

Interested candidate should submit resume and cover letter, along with work samples/portfolio.

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