Contact

Contact Information

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.

Beverly J. Campbell, President

301-670-4990
bcampbell@scgcorp.com

Stacy Philipson Grenis, Vice President of Administration

301-670-4990
sphilipson@scgcorp.com

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

Open Positions

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

Consulting firm in Gaithersburg, MD seeks an Administrative Assistant who will be based at our client site in North Bethesda/Rockville. The contractor will independently provide support services to satisfy the overall operational objectives of the Office of the Director (OD), Division of Program Coordination and Planning and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP). The primary objective is to provide services and deliverables through performance of support services.

Tasks/Services

The contractor shall:

  • Coordinate the day-to-day office operation, including, but not limited to problem and conflict resolution, organization and prioritization of tasks, and responding to written communications.
  • Update and maintain staff calendars; ensure that staff attends meetings; coordinate all meeting materials and provide to the staff prior to the meeting.
  • Set up and coordinate meetings and events for the office; query for attendees' schedules; reserve conference space; ensure that room, Web Ex, Zoom, Skype, and/or conference line is set up correctly and all materials are available for the meeting; make sign-in sheets and other ways to account for attendance; document major meeting findings or actions.
  • Analyze requests for approval of conference and meetings, requests to attend meetings, and recommend any required changes.
  • Maintain current knowledge of Conference/Meeting Approval Process and summarize changes and updates for ORIP staff.
  • Maintain current knowledge of Travel Approval Process and summarize changes and updates for ORIP staff.
  • Examine and make recommendations for approval for actions within the CGE System.
  • Make recommendations on any purchases made for ORIP, including review of orders in the POTS system.
  • Place procurement orders with the proper justifications and documentation through the NIH POTS system.
  • Work with the Office of Research Facilities and/or Office of Research Services and others in the Office of the Director and NIH to coordinate any building maintenance, repairs or renovations.
  • Submit Help Desk tickets as needed to remediate IT or phone or other communications issues.
  • Develop and maintain spreadsheets to combine data related to ORIP data calls.
  • Track, record, and direct incoming and outgoing office documents.
  • Create spreadsheets, word documents, slides and other documents as requested by ORIP staff.
  • Set-up and maintain SharePoint sites for ORIP-related activities.
  • Draft and edit various written materials: correspondence, reports, and various forms, official duty memoranda, individual/mass mailings, create and maintain PowerPoint slides for presentations, generate meeting minutes, agendas, and other communication materials for proper format, reference citations, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Perform data entry, and maintain and utilize databases; generate queries and reports from databases (e.g., QVR) as needed.
  • Request and process various services and orders for: purchase orders, office supplies, CIT assistance, printing services, phone services, computer equipment, maintenance agreements for equipment, visitors parking stickers, facility management, request price quotes.
  • Provide support with timekeeping duties in ITAS: add new employees; ensure that all timecards are approved; provide expertise on intricate timecard error resolution; make recommendations and assist with timecard audits.
  • Be responsible for coordinating the activities of the Trans-NIH Nonhuman Primate Resource Planning Working Group (NHPRP WG). This includes, but is not limited to:
    • schedule meetings; prepare materials for meetings; reserve conference rooms, ensure that room, Web Ex, Zoom, and/or conference line is set up correctly and all materials are available for the meeting; make sign-in sheets and other ways to account for attendance;
    • document major meeting findings or actions, prepare written meeting minutes, circulate to members and revise as needed; assist with preparing reports related to the tasks of the NHPRP WG;
    • communicate with members through calendar invitees, email, phone, and SharePoint site; set up and maintain a SharePoint site for the activities of the NHPRP WG; Ensure that only cleared or approved content is posted on this site.

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 updating and maintaining calendars; coordinate meetings, meeting materials; schedule conference rooms and audiovisual equipment.
  • Work products and documents related to preparing documents, group correspondence,
  • Work products and documents related to preparing spreadsheets; coordinate data calls, meeting minutes and reports.

Position Requirements

The contractor must have:

  • College education preferred; High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of related experience.
  • Minimum of intermediate level knowledge of SharePoint.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal and time management skills.
  • Attention to detail, planning, and organization skills.

Interested candidate should submit resume and cover letter stating salary requirements.

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 Science Writer for a temporary position. Position will be based at our client site in Rockville, MD.

Background:

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

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

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

Scope of Work

This position procures the services of a Science Writer to support the OAR and its efforts to disseminate scientific information. The Science Writer will perform a variety of writing projects to communicate information about OAR programs and accomplishments to the general public, the scientific community, the medical profession, and public advocacy groups, as well as to advise OAR leadership on effective communications strategies. This will include tasks, projects, and other activities in support of the OAR Director and staff, NIH AIDS Representatives and members of the NIH AIDS Executive Committee (NAEC). Working with, and at the direction of, the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) in consultation with OAR Leadership, the Science Writer will work to ensure the successful planning, developing, and implementation of innovative strategies to disseminate scientific information. The contractor will work with the COR, OAR leadership and other appropriate employees to accomplish work that includes but is not limited to:

Task 1: Data Analytics Reporting

This task involves:

  • Write scientific reports on HIV topics
  • Recommend charts and graphics to visually convey data
  • Plan and develop communications to inform stakeholders of new and ongoing research involving HIV data trends
  • Prepare complex scientific information, research and practices
  • Prepare requested documents and products

Deliverables

  • Weekly reports on activities
  • Reports and other documents related to HIV research
  • Other requested products produced by or ahead of deadlines and in line with the assigned objectives
  • Products of high quality with no inaccuracies, minimal editorial errors, and concise and relevant content to the task at hand
  • Routine updates on work and progress as requested

Task 2: Document Development and Management

This task involves providing support for writing, editing, drafting electronic, and other files or materials. Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Drafting and editing internal correspondence and written materials to inform staff of information impacting operations.
  • Creating and maintaining office records and project files.
  • Entering documents into the Document Tracking System and/or editing, proofreading Incoming Requests Tracking System as soon as items are received.
  • Generating meeting minutes, agendas, and other scientific communication materials for proper format, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Serving as scientific writer to various committees. Duties include supporting meeting agendas, minutes and tracking action items.
  • Performing document editing/writing, spreadsheet-based tracking, and/or other related tasks as needed under the direction of a designated OAR

Team Lead POC for project-specific activities.

Deliverables

  • Weekly reports on projects and ad hoc project updates as requested.
  • Respond to written and verbal communications daily.
  • 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

  • Masters or higher degree in public health, health sciences, or related degree required. A PhD is highly desired,

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter stating salary requirements.

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