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Stacy Philipson Grenis, CEO

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Susie Warner, MPH, CMP, Vice President

swarner@scgcorp.com

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

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

Job Description

Consulting firm in Gaithersburg, MD seeks a Communications 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 Communications Assistant for the Communications team. The individual, always, maintains professionalism, composure, and confidentiality. The individual also can nimbly adjust priorities with limited or no notice, resolve conflicts presented to them with appropriate guidance from senior staff or the COR. The individual will provide a range of project management, administrative, and tactical support across the group’s communications activities. This individual will be a key member of a small team, providing critical project management and administrative support while engaging directly in communications activities and gaining exposure to the full range of communications activities conducted in support of the OAR mission.

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

Task 1: Communication Support

Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitor public inquiries to the OARInfo email and coordinate/draft responses in line with SOPs.
  • Manage the team’s editorial calendar.
  • Draft communications content for a wide range of public-facing materials.
  • Provide key support to the team’s strategic planning activities:
    • Contribute ideas for plans and strategies to promote OAR and its goals, particularly through digital media channels.
    • Track progress toward goals, summarize updates, and coordinate updates.
  • Support the development of internal and external presentations for senior staff on as as-needed basis, helping compile information and create slides.
  • Contribute to additional projects as identified.

Deliverables

Deliverables include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitor, log, coordinate/draft responses in line with SOPs, flagging urgent emails as needed and ensuring all inquiries receive a response.
  • Maintenance of the team’s editorial calendar.
  • Drafts of communications content on an ad hoc basis – May include content for digital platforms, presentations.
  • Active participation in team meetings to contribute ideas, flag areas of concern, ensure appropriate follow-up.
  • Maintain a calendar for the team’s activities, track and report on the status of activities in various formats as needed.

Task 2: Administrative Support

This task involves providing administrative support for the communications team. Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Provide scheduling and administrative support to the Lead Communications Specialist.
  • Provide administrative support for meetings: Schedule meetings, draft agendas, prepare materials, participate in meetings, manage the platform for virtual meetings, and generate meeting minutes including summaries of next steps.
  • Manage timelines and tracking of communications team projects via existing OAR tools including SharePoint.
  • Maintain contact lists for communications staff with whom the team engages.
  • Develop checklists for team activities and help maintain SOPs to reflect new or updated procedures.
  • Send reminders for, compile, and submit the team’s weekly activity reports.
  • Coordinate requests with the senior management team. Enter documents, as needed, upon receipt into the document tracking systems; track status; provide updates as needed.
  • Maintain Communications team SharePoint site.

Deliverables

  • Respond promptly to written and verbal requests, in line with the level of urgency.
  • For scheduling: Schedule meetings and serve as the administrative point of contact for the lead communications specialist. Ensure task blocks are added to calendars based on deadlines and requested times. Address scheduling conflicts.
  • Meeting support to include: Schedule meetings, draft agendas, prepare and distribute materials, participate in meetings, manage the platform for virtual meetings, and generate meeting minutes including summaries of next steps.
  • Manage timelines and tracking of communications team projects via existing OAR tools including SharePoint.
  • Maintenance of contact lists.
  • Production of checklists as requested.
  • Written reports of weekly activities and compilation of the team’s weekly reports.
  • Effective communication with other administrative staff to coordinate scheduling, review, and other needs with senior management team.
  • Maintenance of the team’s internal files and ongoing adjustments to SharePoint organization ensure efficient access to team materials. Maintenance of the SharePoint site for communications resources for all OAR staff.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required; public health or liberal arts preferred.
  • 1-2 years professional work experience – can encompass both full time professional and internship experience.
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Digital and social media acumen and an understanding of today’s digitally-driven media landscape.
  • Eagerness to learn about the field of communications and an interest in public health.
  • Willingness to take on administrative functions and provide support across a range of areas learning more about the field.
  • Experience providing management and administrative support to teams and senior executives for communications activities.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to detail, planning, and organization skills.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Skype for Business), Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Zoom.
  • Ability to manage workload, meet deadlines, and multi-task across multiple projects and priorities.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals and teams across the office, including senior leadership.
  • 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

  • Graphic design and/or presentation development experience preferred but not required.

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 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 necessary parties 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 website with current best practices and develop a longer-term plan to refresh the look and feel, content, and structure of the OAR website.
  • 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 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).
  • Provide strategic input on the evaluation of the HIVInfo and ClinicalInfo websites and mobile apps, making recommendations on both platforms.
  • 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 implementation of website best practices for both sites, including SEO and the transition of both sites to the cloud and to a new CMS.
  • 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, 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/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 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, 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.

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.

Consulting firm in Gaithersburg, MD seeks a HIV/AIDS Information Specialist/Inquiry Response Specialist to be based in out of our corporate headquarters in Gaithersburg, MD.

The HIV/AIDS Information Specialist/Inquiry Response Specialist is responsible for responding to inquiries from members of the public, health professionals, and researchers through email, and telephone channels. This role will include using appropriate health information and National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Office of AIDS Research (OAR) 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 HIV/AIDS Information Specialist/Inquiry Response Specialist involves quick-turnaround knowledge acquisition about the NIH, including its HIV/AIDS research program and HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention resources, as well as direct interactions with the public and client.

Responsibilities

  • Respond quickly to written (email) 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/OAR research and other scientific and health information resources to analyze and accurately respond to inquiries on health topics relevant to the NIH, including OAR, it’s research portfolio and related activities.
  • Develop appropriate, analytic, and accurate standard responses to communicate scientific and health information to the public.
  • Stay abreast of OAR, NIH, and other HHS news releases concerning HIV/AIDS, research topics and findings, and HIV/AIDS health information.
  • Work independently, collaboratively, and effectively to produce high-quality responses to inquiries to OAR that are up-to-date and responsive to the question.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, and other reports for SCG and OAR.
  • Collaborate with OAR 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.
  • Assist in developing, improving and maintaining information in content management systems to meet the needs of the public and SCG.
  • 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 Bachelor’s degree with demonstrated experience in health science, public health, health communications, or health policy fields.

Qualifications

  • Bilingual English and Spanish.
  • Familiarity with health topics and research related to HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases, immunologic, and/or allergic diseases preferred.
  • Familiarity with NIH and OAR’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.
  • Familiarity with the 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 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 U.S. Government research dollars are invested in the areas of highest scientific priority.

OAR establishes HIV/AIDS research priorities for the NIH. These research priorities are based on current data about the pandemic and the science to prevent, treat, and ultimately cure HIV. This Team is led by an OAR Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator, or “Team Coordinator” and involves other OAR team members. The Public Health Analyst will perform a variety of analytical and strategic planning tasks to promote and facilitate activities and effective program planning and coordination that are in the purview of OAR Science Research areas. The work of a Public Health Analyst could extend across many scientific disciplines, that address the NIH HIV Research Priority Areas: Reduce the Incidence of HIV; Develop Next-Generation Therapies for HIV; Conduct Research Toward an HIV Cure; Address HIV-Associated Comorbidities, Coinfections, and Complications; and Advance Cross-Cutting Areas of research in the basic sciences, behavioral and social sciences, epidemiology, implementation science, information dissemination, and research training.

This position will also include tasks, projects, and other activities in support of the Team Coordinator that may involve the OAR Director and staff, NIH AIDS Representatives and members of the NIH AIDS Executive Committee (NAEC), NIH Director’s office, HHS Secretary’s office, other HHS agencies such as CDC and HRSA, other USG agencies such as State Department (OGAC, USAID), and key stakeholder and community interests. The analyst will work to ensure the successful maintenance, planning, developing, and implementation of initiatives in this area. The contractor will accomplish work that includes but is not limited to:

Task 1: Research Analysis and other work related to the Science including:

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

Deliverables

  • Weekly reports on activities.
  • Work products and documents related to evaluating scientific concepts, proposals and reports for HIV-related research; 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.
  • Analysis, reports and other requested products are produced by or ahead of deadlines and are in line with the assigned objectives. They are of high quality with no content inaccuracies and minimal editorial errors.
  • Products and results include but are not limited to providing findings and options to the Team Coordinator with recommendations provided being research-based, concise and relevant to the task at hand.
  • Routine updates on work and progress to the Team Coordinator as requested.

Task 2: Coordination and Tracking

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

Deliverables

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

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Sciences, 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.

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