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

Consulting firm in Gaithersburg, MD seeks an Executive Assistant 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 an Executive 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

  • 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
  • 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.

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 seeks a Health Science Policy Analyst to be based on-site our client facility located in Bethesda, MD.

Background

Established in 2015, the Tribal Health Research Office (THRO) was created in recognition of the importance of ensuring meaningful input from and collaboration with Tribal Nations on NIH policies, programs, and priorities. Located within the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI) in the Office of the Director (OD), NIH, THRO serves as the central point of contact for Indian Tribes at the NIH. Its core functions include:

  • coordinating tribal health research-related activities across NIH
  • serving as a liaison to and NIH representative on tribal health related committees and working groups
  • coordinating and supporting the NIH Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC)
  • collaborating with NIH Institutes and Centers on the development of reports on tribal health topics
  • managing information dissemination related to tribal health research coordination
  • convening trans-NIH committees, workshops, meetings, and other activities related to tribal health research and scientific priorities
  • coordinating with NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) to leverage resources or develop initiatives to support tribal health research
  • convening at least one Tribal Consultation session a year

Additional details about THRO and its activities can be found at: https://dpcpsi.nih.gov/thro

Objective

THRO seeks a Health Science Policy Analyst (HSPA) who would serve a key role in providing support to the office’s tribal health research initiatives across the NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) and the Office of the Director. Initiatives frequently relate to a broad range of health research issues with the potential for far-reaching Tribal interest. The incumbent provides support for: data analysis and reports; information dissemination; communications activities; and research training and career development efforts.

Tasks

Independently, and not as an agent of the government, furnish all the necessary services, qualified personnel, material, and facilities not otherwise provided by the Government, as needed to perform the specific tasks delineated below. The contractor must also independently perform all work and furnish all labor, materials, supplies, equipment, and services (except as otherwise specified in the contract).

Task 3.1: Data Analysis and Reports

  • Identify NIH and other data sources and perform data queries, literature reviews, developing or otherwise finding data needed to prepare reports to be submitted by the THRO.
  • Support Health Science Policy Analysts in tasks related to completion of FY2021 AI/AN research portfolio.
  • Extract data from various NIH systems and analyze data for accuracy ensuring the data are pertinent to reporting requirements.
  • Develop and utilize quality assurance methods to ensure data is complete, accurate, and pertinent to the task; take steps to reconcile data integrity concerns.
  • Drafting reports based on data analysis, feedback, and Division/OD/NIH/HHS practices.

Task 3.2: Information Dissemination

  • Prepare PowerPoint presentations for a wide range of audiences on NIH AI/AN research and career development activities.
  • Draft weekly reports on NIH activities regarding Tribes and COVID-19 for reporting to IEA/HHS.
  • Participate in online HHS Regional Tribal Consultations and draft summaries of discussions bringing to leadership’s attention issues related to NIH, research, and COVID-19.
  • Draft agendas and summaries for monthly THRO Coordinating Committee (CC) meetings; coordinate and draft written background materials and develop slides to share with THRO CC.
  • Based on knowledge of AI/AN communities, culture and diversity, draft fact sheets and education materials for NIH ICs to use to engage Tribes in a culturally appropriate and respectful manner.
  • Proofread written documents on scientific, technical, and policy issues and translate technical and scientific subject matter into clear and concise text.
  • Ensure that written content is written in plain language, accessible to a lay audience, and free of bureaucratic or overly dense language.

Task 3.3: Support for Communications Activities

  • Support communications staff by developing and editing content for print publications, online channels, community engagements, Tribal Consultations, and Tribal Advisory Committee meetings.
  • Prepare all written materials in a culturally appropriate and respectful manner consistent with best-practice communication strategies.
  • Support Communications staff by developing culturally appropriate materials about NIH research, clinical trials, and funding opportunities to disseminate to Tribal Nations via social media and other avenues.
  • Research and develop a variety of materials as background information to be used in preparing written and oral communication documents for staff.

Task 3.4: Training Activities

  • Collaborate with Health Science Policy Analysts to coordinate summer training activities for AI/AN students.
  • Support THRO efforts to develop ongoing initiatives with Tribal Colleges and Universities ( TCUs) and the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), including efforts focused on encouraging AI/AN students to enter STEM fields, and the development of bioinformatics training
  • Draft outreach communication to inform summer students of events or activities.
  • Create AI/AN summer student directory and online resources for students.

DELIVERABLES. Upon request, the contractor shall provide documentation evidence of any and/or all work product, including, but not limited to, the following tasks:

  • Work products and documents related to identifying NIH and other data sources and perform data queries, literature reviews, developing or otherwise finding data needed to prepare reports to be submitted by the THRO.
  • Work products and documents related to supporting the Health Science Policy Analysts in tasks related to completion of 2021 AI/AN research portfolio.
  • Work products and documents related to extracting data from various NIH systems and analyze data for accuracy ensuring the data are pertinent to reporting requirements; develop and utilize quality assurance methods to ensure data is complete, accurate, and pertinent to the task; take steps to reconcile data integrity concerns.
  • Work products and documents related to drafting reports based on data analysis, feedback, and Division/OD/NIH/HHS practices.
  • Work products and documents related to preparing PowerPoint presentations for a wide range of audiences on NIH AI/AN research and career development activities.
  • Work products and documents related to drafting weekly reports on NIH activities regarding Tribes and COVID-19 for reporting to IEA/HHS; participate in online HHS Regional Tribal Consultations and draft summaries of discussions bringing to leadership’s attention issues related to research and COVID-19.
  • Work products and documents related to drafting agendas and summaries for monthly THRO Coordinating Committee (CC) meetings; coordinate and draft written background materials and develop slides to share with THRO CC; draft fact sheets and education materials for NIH ICs to use to engage Tribes in a culturally appropriate and respectful manner.
  • Work products and documents related to proofreading written documents on scientific, technical, and policy issues and translate technical and scientific subject matter into clear and concise text; ensure that written content is written in plain language, accessible to a lay audience, and free of bureaucratic or overly dense language.
  • Work products and documents related to supporting communications staff by developing and editing content for print publications, online channels, community engagements, Tribal Consultations, and Tribal Advisory Committee meetings.
  • Work products and documents related to preparing all written materials in a culturally appropriate and respectful manner consistent with best-practice communication strategies.
  • Work products and documents related to researching and developing a variety of materials as background information to be used in preparing written and oral communication documents for staff.
  • Work products and documents related to collaborating with Health Science Policy Analysts to coordinate summer training activities for AI/AN students.
  • Work products and documents related to drafting outreach communication to inform summer students of events or activities; create AI/AN summer student directory and online resources for students.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED. The contractor must have:

  • 4+ years demonstrated experience and thorough expertise in AI/AN culture, communications, and traditions. Experience can be gained through personal, professional, or educational pursuits.
  • Master’s degree in a science related field; three (3) years of specialized experience plus a bachelor’s degree is equivalent to a master’s degree.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in a related field.
  • Knowledge of NIH policies, procedures, and policies.
  • Broad knowledge of biomedical research areas to be able to conduct literature searches, to gather new information, identify topics, write, and edit in depth technical documents and documents for the lay public.
  • Excellent judgment in interpreting findings, analyzing data and other gathered information, verifying facts, and drawing conclusions.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and image processing software (Photoshop).
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Knowledge of correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and style.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team member.
  • Experience working with underrepresented communities preferred but not required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a NACI level 1 clearance

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 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.

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.

Job Description

Consulting firm in Gaithersburg, MD seeks a Program Support Assistant (PSA). 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 B in FY 2018) 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 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
  • NIH travel experience 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

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.

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