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Stacy Philipson Grenis, CEO

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Susie Warner, MPH, CMP, Vice President

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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 Summary

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.

SCOPE.
Under this delivery order, 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:

  • Design and coordinate systems for communications among staff to facilitate the efficient flow of information related to projects and program activities.
  • 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.
  • Compose correspondence requiring some understanding of technical matters within the program.
  • Serve as the point person for ORIP Director regarding logistic support for meeting; coordinate logistic information with other NIH and OD units, or external groups.
  • Keep records of service contracts and additional support.
  • Note commitments made by executive level staff during meetings; arrange for staff implementation. Compose summaries.
  • Gather and analyze information about processes and programs; prepare reports, letters and gather other documents for review and input for programs, policies and activities.
  • Set up and format spreadsheets used to analyze information.
  • Independently arrange for ORIP Director to represent the organization at conferences and meetings; establish appointment priorities; reschedule or refuse appointments or invitations.
  • Read outgoing correspondence for executive level staff approval; alert writers to any conflict with the file or departure from policies or staff viewpoint; make recommendations to resolve problems that arise.
  • In the executive level staff’s absence, ensure that requests for action or information are relayed to the appropriate staff.
  • Coordinate the day-to-day office operations, including, but not limited to, conflict resolution,
  • Organization and prioritization of tasks, and responding to written communications.
  • Coordinate the printing and conversion of paper documents to electronic files.
  • Develop, maintain and utilize various administrative databases.
  • Prepare a variety of items including travel requests, professional service orders, requests for sponsored travel, outside activities, official duty memoranda, training requests, agendas, manuscripts, abstracts, protocols, individual/mass mailings, correspondence, reports and various forms with responsibility for proper format, grammar, punctuation and spelling.
  • Update, and maintain shared calendars.
  • Coordinate and set up meetings, workshops and courses for staff.
  • Make arrangement for meetings; schedule conference rooms.
  • Maintain office records including office procurements and reimbursement procedures.
  • Provide support with timekeeping duties.

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 designing and coordinating systems for communications among staff to facilitate the efficient flow of information relating to projects and program activities; compose correspondence requiring some understanding of technical matters within the program; serve as point person regarding logistics support for meeting; coordinate webinars, conference calls and other communications with contractors and investigators.
  • Work products and documents related to coordinating the day-to-day office operations, including but not limited to, problem and conflict resolution, organization and prioritization of tasks, and responding to written communications.
  • Computer generated work including preparing letters, memoranda and any other assigned material (reports, schedules, manuscripts, abstracts, protocols, etc.); schedule and maintain tracking system for all activities, including documentation; maintain contact database and staff schedules/calendars; update and develop content for websites and monitor for currency and accuracy of information; set and format spreadsheets used to analyze information.

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

  • Associate degree in business, management or equivalent discipline.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in related field.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Access).
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

Interested candidate should submit resume and cover letter.

SCG is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc. is looking for an Agreements Specialist to support our client located in Rockville, MD.

Background

The Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI) relies on a number of mechanisms to further its mission. Among such mechanisms is the relatively recent Other Transactions (OT) Authority intended for use in highly innovative research efforts. However, agreements under this authority are highly specialized, and historically labor intensive, often requiring considerable research, planning, preparation, and documentation for effective utilization and oversight. Given that the mechanism is infrequently used at NIH, expertise in this field is extremely specialized.

Description of Requirement

The government requires ongoing support with OT agreements, the mechanism’s use, stewardship, and overall portfolio management. No work will involve decision-making or other tasks considered inherently governmental.

Tasks

  • Agreements Monitoring: Involves direct participation in calls/meetings with NIH division and program staff, as well as awardees, to provide administration and oversight for assigned portfolio of existing OT awards; this includes detailed reviews of agreements and modifications, budgets and justifications, award progress reports/work products, responsiveness/timeliness of awardees, reported expenditures, and identifying risks to recommend corrective action. As needed, run financial reports off of various systems (i.e., PMS, QVR, etc.) for data calls and monitoring.
  • Awards-related Activities: Based on discussions with the DOTM director, program staff and OT SME, drafts or revises agreements language for consideration by program or other NIH staff—including but not limited to legal counsel (OGC), representatives of scientific divisions—and by potential awardees. Functions as a senior member of DOTM team during negotiations which can be complex and have high priority and visibility within the NIH Office of the Director (OD).
  • Support Services – OT Awards: Assist DOTM director and program staff in evaluating business objectives and negotiating complex terms and conditions that may deviate from traditional mechanism(s), policies and procedures; help with creating an understanding of various options for structuring agreements, relevant policy and other citations. This work also includes creating communications/document templates, and coming up with effective planning strategies for nimble agreement execution and flexible award administration/modification. Systems work—on eRA/IMPAC II, PMS and other NIH platforms—may be required, and is performed only at the DOTM director’s instructions.
  • Support Services – Division Organization/Staffing/Training: Assist DOTM director in the formation of this new division; activities will include review of potential staff applicants and selection, as well as providing an informal on-boarding orientation, training and leadership to new team members, as directed by the DOTM director. Continually advise on and assist with workload planning and prioritization, as assigned. Drafts guidelines, policies and standard operating procedures for DOTM staff, as requested by DOTM director.
  • Documentation Support: Involves advising DOTM director on the requirements for the official award files, suggesting both short- and long-term models; also, assist DOTM team and program staff with proper file structure and storage for all phases of the agreements management process. This work also includes creating communications/document templates and other forms necessary for official award administration.
  • Participation in Calls/Discussions: Participate in frequent/regular calls with the DOTM team, program, other NIH staff, and potential agreement holders towards accomplishing the aforementioned tasks.

Interested candidate should submit resume and cover letter explaining how you would be an asset to our team.

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

The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc. (SCG) seeks a Conference/Meeting Planner to join its meetings department. Duties include but are not limited to logistical support, client meetings, budget tracking, vendor contract negotiations, site selection, food and beverage selection, meeting materials preparation (including agenda and program development), tracking registration, website content development, database management, and speaker/travel coordination.

  • Bachelor's degree in business, communication, hospitality, or related field required
  • CMP or CGMP certification and prior government experience preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years' event/meeting planning or related hospitality work experience
  • Poised under pressure, flexible with time constraints and changing schedules, and ability to think quickly to resolve problems
  • Clear accurate written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional customer service skills and ability to work effectively with clients and vendors
  • Must be detail-oriented, sharp, professional, independent, and self-motivated
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work flexible hours to be onsite at meetings early in the morning or late into the evening
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products

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 an experienced Editor. This position entails editing diverse types of documents on many different health and environmental topics. The Editor will collaborate closely with technical and nontechnical staff to produce web content, newsletter content, fact sheets, promotional material, social media posts, transcripts, and other documents. The ideal candidate will have experience working in the science or health publications field. The Editor must be able to—

  • Provide a copyedit of material to ensure grammatically accurate, internally consistent content.
  • Follow plain language guidelines to ensure material is suitable for specific audiences.
  • Proofread laid-out documents against original text to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Adhere to the detailed rules of different style guides (e.g., AP, GPO, client-specific), adapting quickly from one to another.
  • Set priorities and meet tight deadlines.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills as applied to complex content.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in editing research-related content.
  • Collaborative skills—ability to engage with a team of in-house staff in different departments.
  • High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Editing certification.
  • Familiarity with content on medical research, such as HIV/AIDS or kidney disease, or environmental health issues, such as asthma or radon.
  • Familiarity with transcripts and transcriptions helpful.
  • Work experience with the NIH a plus.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter. Candidates will be expected to pass an editing test.

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. is looking for a Science Research Analyst/Writer to be based on-site at our client facility located in Bethesda, MD.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of the Director (OD), Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), Office of Research on Women’s Health.

Background

ORWH is seeking an energetic, highly motivated, detail-oriented science professional to assist with the development and implementation of the mission of the office. Duties will relate directly to the projects included in the TRANS-NIH Strategic Plan for Research on women’s health, and will be in support of the ORWH mission to improve the health of Women. Women's health research is an essential part of the NIH research agenda. Ideal candidates would possess a doctoral degree in the life sciences or public health, or a doctoral degree in a related field with either an MPH or comparable degree or substantial experience in public health, epidemiology, bioengineering, biostatistics and/or the design and analytic methods used in women’s health research writing and presentation development.

Scope of Work

The contract analyst will perform a variety of analytical, programmatic, and coordination tasks to promote and facilitate activities and effective planning that are in the purview of the ORWH. The contractor will work directly with the designated ORWH point of contact and other staff as directed to carry out scientific tasks and program responsibilities. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to tasks and responsibilities as outlined below:

  1. Assist with the planning and implementation of qualitative and quantitative scientific analyses of the NIH women’s health research portfolio to identify research gaps and areas of opportunity.
  2. Prepare PowerPoint presentations, reports, summaries tables, figures, and graphs, as appropriate, to present complex scientific information in a visually engaging manner.
  3. Assist with the identification and perform portfolio analyses of gaps in knowledge as well as ongoing research related to ORWH research priorities and sex and gender-related research topics supported by the NIH Institutes, Centers, and other Offices.
  4. Combine, collate, and synthesize data, information, or other content from multiple sources of input to address scientific topics and evaluate the impact of NIH women’s health research as it affects the scientific community and the public health.
  5. Conduct literature reviews to examine the current state of women’s health research, or women in careers, or sex as a biological variable research and prepare clear and concise reports summarizing and synthesizing the body of work.
  6. Participate in the planning and implementation of seminars and workshops to assess the current state-of-the science of women’s health and support the development of related collaborative efforts with NIH Institutes and Centers.
  7. Participate in ORWH office wide meeting and events to increase community awareness of the work of the office.
  8. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES: The contractor shall not engage in any efforts (drafting, preparing, or otherwise leading to the creation of information products) that result in a non-attributed journal article (e.g., a peer reviewed paper). This work is not allowable under the contract as are any other ghost writing activities that ordinarily would have attribution.

Deliverables

  1. 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.
  2. Products and results include but are not limited to providing findings and options to the designated ORWH project coordinator with recommendations provided being research-based, concise and relevant to the task at hand.
  3. Active participation in frequent discussions regarding a range of program activities to inform and constructively address the issue or issues that have been identified. As appropriate, this will include citing the positive and negative implications of possible decisions, choices or options.
  4. Develop and support productive relationships with ORWH staff and other NIH staff to promote input on and coordination of trans-NIH women’s health research, efforts in women in biomedical careers, SABV, inclusion and other research activities.
  5. Create power point and other presentations to be used at both public and Federal and internal in person and online meetings.
  6. Contribute to the development and creation of written articles, white papers and other documents that may be published with ORWH staff including the director.

Certifications, Licenses, Physical Requirements, or other Expertise Required

  • MPH or Ph.D. or equivalent degree with experience in public health, life sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics and/or the design and analytic methods used in disease prevention research
  • At least 3 years of related experience required.
  • Experience in portfolio analysis, data management and knowledge of statistical programs strongly desired.
  • Experience with bibliometric and impact analysis strongly desired.
  • Ability to work independently on multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously with strong organizational skills required.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills required.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills required.
  • Proficiency in the use of Excel to manage and analyze data.
  • Experience in conducting meetings via Zoom, MS Teams and or WebEx desirable.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain access to NIH systems (e.g., QVR) required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Level 1 security clearance.
  • Advanced proficiency in MS power point

Interested candidate should submit resume and cover letter explaining how you would be an asset to our team.

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 Science Writer/Editor with at least 5 years of scientific/technical writing and editing experience. MS degree required; Ph.D. preferred in biomedical/life sciences. Diverse writing experience a plus (preparation of detailed scientific meeting summaries, technical reports, articles, strategic plans, and other documents). Please provide 3 writing and/or editing samples. Excellent benefits.

Interested candidate should submit resume, cover letter, and writing samples 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.

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