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Stacy Philipson Grenis, CEO

sphilipson@scgcorp.com

Susie Warner, MPH, CMP, Vice President

swarner@scgcorp.com

Mike Bykowski, Vice President

mbykowski@scgcorp.com

The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc.
656 Quince Orchard Road, Suite 210
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878-1409
Phone: 301-670-4990
Fax: 301-670-3815

Open Positions

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

Job Summary

The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc. (SCG) seeks an Administrative Assistant to join the meeting department. Duties include but are not limited to logistical support, budget tracking, vendor contract negotiations, site selection, food and beverage selection, meeting materials preparation, tracking registration, database management, and speaker/travel coordination.

  • Bachelor's degree in business, communication, hospitality, or related field required
  • Event/meeting planning or related hospitality work experience preferred
  • Clear accurate written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to travel and work flexible hours is a must.
  • Exceptional customer service skills and ability to work effectively with clients and vendors
  • Must be detail-oriented, sharp, professional, independent, and self-motivated
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
  • Proficiency with virtual meeting platforms including Zoom and WebEx

Interested candidates should submit a 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 Summary

Consulting firm in Gaithersburg, MD seeks a Communications Specialist. Position will be based at our client site in Bethesda, MD.

Background

The ODP is seeking an energetic, highly motivated, detail-orientated communications professional to assist with the coordination and oversight of many ODP communications programs and tasks. Duties will relate directly to the projects included in the ODP Strategic Plan, and will be in support of the ODP mission to improve the public health by increasing the scope, quality, dissemination, and impact of prevention research supported by the NIH.

Scope of Work

The communications specialist will develop and implement appropriate vehicles for communicating information about the ODP, its programs, and resources. The contractor will work directly with ODP staff to carry out communications tasks and program responsibilities. These include but are not limited to the tasks and responsibilities as outlined below:

  • Collect and draft weekly content for the ODP’s Twitter account. Maintain an editorial calendar of relevant ODP events and health observances. Assist in the development of social media strategies that support ODP’s overall communications objectives.
  • Help manage all aspects of ODP’s GovDelivery email marketing program; plan, develop, format, and refine promotional emails and newsletters, conduct A/B testing and make adjustments to increase open and click-through rates.
  • Help maintain the ODP websites using Drupal, including writing, reviewing, maintaining, and updating web materials that are often time sensitive. Includes interacting with program staff and office leadership to solicit materials and content reviews and to ensure web materials are accurate and current.
  • Help staff design, refine, and edit their PowerPoint presentations using the ODP template and branding and ensure that the slides are compliant with Section 508.
  • Work to optimize the user experience across ODP’s digital platforms. Assist with the ODP’s strategic analytics program.
  • Gather information from staff, draft and edit content, and submit material for a division-level newsletter by the deadline, on a quarterly basis.
  • Help support ODP events, including the Office’s educational webinar series on topics like research methods and public health as well as larger annual workshops to identify research gaps. Work with ODP staff and partners to develop resources and coordinate communications activities that extend the reach and impact of these events.
  • Monitor multiple ODP communications mailboxes and respond to inquiries as appropriate and in a timely manner.

Deliverables

Deliverables will vary by assignment and will be specified, along with due dates, at the time of assignment. Products must be delivered by or ahead of deadlines and respond to assigned objectives. Products and results include but are not limited to providing findings and options to the ODP project coordinator. Recommendations must be research-based, concise, and relevant to the task at hand. Active participation in frequent discussions to inform and constructively address the identified issue(s). As appropriate, this will include citing the positive and negative implications of possible decisions or options.

Quality

All deliverables must be of expert quality with no content inaccuracies or editorial errors. Any errors will be fixed at the expense of the contractor, and not NIH.

Certifications, Licenses, Physical Requirements, or other Expertise Required:

Required

  • Bachelor's degree. M.P.H. or other master's level degree is a plus.
  • At least 3 years of related experience in the research community within and/or outside of NIH.
  • At least 3 years of experience implementing collaborative communications and outreach programs within the research community.
  • Ability to work independently on multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously with strong organizational skills, as demonstrated by 3+ years of experience.
  • Strong scientific and technical writing and editing skills, as evidenced by at least one writing sample.
  • Strong proficiency in website management using Drupal as evidenced by 2+ years’ experience and/or Aquia or related certification.
  • Expert proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Level 1 security clearance.

IDEAL (Required + below)

  • 1+ years’ experience working with or for the federal government on communications projects.
  • Experience drafting and managing social media content for a large organization is a plus; for the federal government is strongly preferred.
  • Strong proficiency in designing creative and clear PowerPoint slides about scientific subjects.
  • Experience using Canva and Adobe Creative Commons suite.
  • Experience conducting meetings via WebEx, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.

Interested candidates should submit resumes 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, and fax. 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 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 HIV Editor with at least 5 years of scientific/technical editing and writing experience, with a focus on HIV. M.S. degree required; Ph.D. preferred in biomedical/life sciences. Diverse editing and writing experience a plus (preparation of guidelines documents, detailed scientific meeting summaries, technical reports, articles, strategic plans, and other documents). Familiarity with antiretroviral agents in the treatment of people with HIV a plus.

Tasks include: Perform substantive content edits on HIV clinical practice guidelines sections, manuscripts, articles, scientific and non-scientific reports, newsletters, figures, webpages, graphics, figures, and scientific presentations for English grammar, clarity, accuracy, and conformity to appropriate style guide, funding agency, website, or internal company document. Cross-check textual, tabular and graphic materials; standardize reference citations; and other editorial requirements. Consult with authors about revising manuscripts. Edit reports to and correspondence with clients. Diplomatically resolve differences between authors and other professional staff members. Close attention to detail and the ability to work on multiple tasks under deadline required.

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 seeking a permanent Junior ASP.NET Developer to help a multi-skilled web team. Responsibilities include design, development, testing, and maintenance of internal and external web applications and databases. Candidates must have strong interpersonal communication skills (written/verbal) and a team-oriented, customer service attitude.

Candidates must be familiar with good WC3 coding standards, ASP.NET, SQL Server basics, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript including the use of jQuery libraries.

Technical Requirements:

  • Ability to build and maintain ASP.NET applications (VB.Net/C#, Web Forms)
  • Working knowledge of SQL (Microsoft SQL server; Oracle knowledge a plus)
  • High Proficiency with HTML and CSS best practices
  • JavaScript and Photoshop skills a plus.
  • GovDelivery, MailChimp, or other mass emailing system experience a plus.
  • Working experience using git and GitHub

General Requirements:

  • An IT-related bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years real world job experience
  • Ability to work as part of a project team as well as independently
  • Must be self-disciplined with effective time management abilities, and able to work in a fast-paced, multi-task environment with shifting priorities
  • Strong organizational and communication skills are particularly important.

Interested candidates should submit their 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 a Management Analyst to be based on-site at our client facility located in Bethesda, MD.

Task Summary

The analyst serves a key role in researching, developing, managing, and reporting on the effectiveness and efficiency of the ORWH. In this role, the analyst identifies and assesses current policies, procedures, and practices, prepares briefings and other materials for leadership explaining where improvements to policies and procedures are needed, and coordinates ORWH-wide efforts to develop and implement necessary changes. In addition, the analyst coordinates management, administrative, and other reports for the ORWH, ensuring that reports are complete, correct, and timely. The analyst also ensures that management and administrative activities of the ORWH are properly tracked and completed by the assigned due date. This work, which involves providing guidance to staff tasked to complete the assignment and making sure the responses are correct, requires the analyst have a working knowledge of the subject matter areas of concern. By having a broad knowledge of the ORWH, its activities, and NIH and other administrative and management policies and procedures, the analyst is a key resource to clinicians, scientists, and administrative and management staff at all levels within and outside the ORWH.

Tasks

Task 1: Data Analysis and Policies

  • Identifying NIH or other data sources and performing data queries, literature reviews, developing or otherwise finding data needed to prepare reports.
  • Developing and utilizing quality assurance methods to ensure data are complete, accurate, and pertinent to the task. Takes steps to reconcile data integrity concerns.
  • Drafting policies and standard operating procedures based on data, feedback, and ORWH practices. Reviews and updates policies as needed but at least yearly. Plans and schedules focus groups or other ways to collect feedback to improve policies and streamline internal procedures. Analyzes the feedback, develops options for addressing the feedback, assesses the likely impact of changes, and revises policies as appropriate.
  • Disseminating policies. This includes circulating policies throughout , including the intranet. Serves as intranet content publisher, which involves reviewing the work of others, ensuring consistency with agency policy, and circulating the content for broad dissemination.

Task 2: Evaluation

  • Evaluating the impact of policies on various stakeholders, including designing impact evaluations, gathering and analyzing relevant data, preparing summaries of findings, and making recommendations on corrective actions, if appropriate.
  • As appropriate, serving as Policy Inventory Coordinator, which involves serving as the primary point of contact from the ORWH for the NIH Office of the Director on policies. Maintains an in-depth understanding of policies, sufficient to answer questions from the Office of the Director.
  • Analyzing and evaluating proposed changes in mission and delegations of authority. Prepares draft delegations of authority as needed.
  • Serving as a content analyst. Reviews the work of others to ensure their materials address NIH, HHS, and statutory and other requirements.

Task 3. Report Preparation

  • Providing analytical expertise to staff to support preparation of Congressional and scientific reports. This may involve identifying data sources and writing queries to extract pertinent data.
  • Extracting data from various NIH systems (such as QVR) and analyzing data for accuracy, and ensuring the data are pertinent to reporting requirements.
  • Drafts reports and responds to data calls, as appropriate.

Task 4. ORWH-wide Coordination

  • Coordinating and overseeing a number of ORWH activities, including office renovations and office moves, property management support, updates to organizational charts, FTE data, staff lists, and phone numbers.
  • Assuming liaison role with offices in coordinating risk management and emergency management strategies. Serves as point of contact with OD ORWH staff, as appropriate, on a variety of activities, including training on the use of the co-funding portal and support for co-funding activities.
  • Providing recommendations on co-fund availability and expenditures.
  • Providing support and coordination for ORWH return to the physical workplace and future of work efforts.

Deliverables

  • Deliverables for this position are highly variable and will be specified with each assignment. In addition, given the level of coordination responsibility the analyst will undertake, the analyst will provide due dates for tasks for approval by leadership.
  • On a general level, deliverables will include databases and spreadsheets with statistical data that conforms to the requirement.
  • Deliverables may also include reports of variable lengths, and Web content.
  • Instructions and guidance will be provided to the analyst as assignments arise. In some cases, however, assignments will be entirely new to the ORWH and will have no accompanying guidelines to follow. The analyst will be expected to draw on past experience, education, and prior work products to identify the proper way to proceed.

Quality

All work is expected to be of expert quality, requiring few or no revisions. Any revisions made by the government are expected to be of stylistic and in nature and not to correct work products for incomplete information, inaccuracies, incorrect grammar, incorrect formatting, and the like. Any revisions to correct work shortcomings (not stylistic matters) shall be completed at no cost to the government.

Qualifications, Education, and Experience of Contractor

The contractor shall demonstrate that it possesses the special capabilities and experience required to meet all aspects of the proposal and that the individual has performed successfully in similar tasks in the past. The contractor must show their qualifications and the extent to which the individual meets the professional and experience requirements described in this contract. This can be demonstrated by indicating past experience with similar contracts.

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s in business or a biomedical field of study
  • 5+ years’ budget and analysis experience
  • 2+ years’ experience in identifying and managing risks
  • Knowledge and understanding of Project Management Methodology as evidenced through a PMP or relevant coursework toward the PMP or similar
  • Minimum of five (5) years of related expertise in business, biomedical, general science, or healthcare combination or concentration
  • Knowledge of structure and operations of the federal government. Similar knowledge of NIH procedures and policies, strongly preferred
  • Knowledge and understanding of science, grants and scientific funding processes
  • 2+ years’ experience in computer based analysis with concentration in statistical / computer modeling and scientific portfolio analysis
  • 1+ year experience supporting trans-NIH knowledge and exchanges with other NIH entities for effective use of scientific, policy, research and communications outreach processes and tools
  • Intermediate level proficiency Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and MS Project). Experience in Excel Pivot tables a plus
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques common to data science and/or analysis
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Ability to engage and manage multiple stakeholders who may be more senior
  • Skilled in time management
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written
  • Demonstrated proficiency in correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization and style
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills

Interested candidates should submit resumes 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 Other Transactions (OT) Agreements and Policy Specialist to support our client located in Bethesda, 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.

Description of Requirement

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

Tasks

  • Pre-Award Agreement Actions: Involves working closely with the NIH other transaction agreement (OTA) staff to identify and make recommendations regarding terms and conditions of the agreements, develop risk analysis procedures based on the type of business the other transaction is being awarded to (example: For-Profit, Foreign, other) and to provide a written analysis opinion for the pending award utilizing NIH normal business practices. This individual may also have a dual role as Agreement Specialist and shall be called upon to assist in drafting negotiation strategies and perform other duties as assigned to support the DOTM operation.
  • Post-Award Agreements Monitoring: Involves working closely with NIH other transaction agreement policy staff to carefully monitor agreements, work products, timeliness, expenditures, and formulate strategies to mitigate on-going risks.
  • Support Services: Assist OTA staff as needed to accomplish the work of the Division of Other Transaction Management.
  • Agreements-Related: Based on discussions with OTA staff, partners with OTA Team Leader or other senior staff to drafts or revises agreements language for consideration by program or other NIH staff.
  • Documentation Support: Involves working closely with OTA staff to support proper file structure and storage for all phases of the agreement management process.
  • Participation in Calls/Discussions: Participate in calls with OTA staff, program, other NIH staff, and potentially agreement holders toward work on the aforementioned tasks.
  • Closeout Support

Interested candidates should submit resumes 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 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.

Consulting firm in Gaithersburg, MD is seeking a permanent Web Developer with 5+ years of experience to help a growing web development team. Responsibilities include design, development, testing, and maintenance of Drupal websites, associated web applications and databases. Candidates must have strong interpersonal communication skills (written/verbal) and a team-oriented, customer service attitude.

Candidates must be an expert with Drupal, PHP, and have basic understanding of other CMS applications.

Requirements

General Requirements:

  • Minimum BS/BA degree
  • 5+ years on the job experience
  • Ability to work as part of a project team as well as independently
  • Must be self-disciplined with effective time management abilities, and able to work in a fast-paced, multi-task environment with shifting priorities
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • U.S. Citizenship and fluent in English

Technical Requirements:

  • 5+ years of Drupal experience
  • The ability to build and modify Drupal entities as well as modules
  • Excellent PHP development experience
  • A good understanding of both LAMP and WAMP stacks and the flexibility to work with other configurations
  • A good understanding of GitHub project management
  • Experience migrating from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8/9
  • Working knowledge of Drupal theming, architecture
  • Jenkins and 508 compliance experience a plus

Interested candidate should submit resume and cover letter.

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

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

Locations

SCG Gaithersburg

656 Quince Orchard Road
Suite 210
Gaithersburg, MD 20878