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Beverly J. Campbell, President
Stacy Philipson Grenis, Vice President of Administration
The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc.
656 Quince Orchard Road, Suite 210
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878-1409
Communication Specialist—Digital Media
- Develop content calendars on a weekly and monthly basis for client social media platforms
- Post social media content, report back on results, and identify opportunities for improvement
- Monitor and track analytics with social media team
- Track, report, and interpret data analytics for online webinars/trainings
- Administrative reporting
- Additional communications duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent work experience) in communication, public relations, marketing or related field
- At least one year working in social media or digital spaces
- Familiarity with social media platforms and emerging trends (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)
- Familiarity with Google, Facebook, and Twitter Analytics
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and an advanced understanding of Microsoft Excel
- Strong writing and verbal communication skills
- Detail oriented with an ability to juggle multiple pieces on different deadlines in a given day
- Team player with a can-do attitude
- Motivation to learn and grow professionally
- Some travel required
- Working knowledge of government consulting and public health issues a plus
- Basic knowledge of graphic design a plus
Senior HIV/AIDS Communication Specialist
Senior HIV/AIDS Communication Specialist to be based on-site at our clients office. Effective candidate will perform internal and external communication, outreach, and engagement to promote and facilitate effective communication among the Office of AIDS Research (OAR) Director’s office, NIH Institute and Center (IC) Directors, NIH Director’s office, HHS Secretary’s office, other HHS agencies such as CDC and HRSA, other USG agencies, and key stakeholder and community interests to ensure the successfully planning and implementation of NIH/HIV/AIDS research efforts. The position will work with the Contracting Officer and other appropriate NIH officials and staff to accomplish work that includes but is not limited to:
Task 1: Internal and External Communications – Manage OAR communications activities.
- Coordinate strategic planning, implementation, and communications efforts to advance OAR’s mission.
- Coordinate strategy discussions and build work plans, soliciting input from internal (e.g., OAR scientific advisors, other institutes) and external (e.g., other USG agencies, civil society) stakeholders.
- Engage and coordinate communication between relevant committees and related work group members.
- Synthesize and develop concise memos, policy statements, and talking points for various audiences.
- Create agendas, presentation materials and summary reports.
- Manage OAR communications with advisory councils, the AIDS research community and others interested and affected by NIH AIDS research activities, as well as other representatives of civil society, including patient groups, non-profit organizations, and the private sector.
- Planning and executing high-level external meetings for the OAR Director.
- Written materials and presentations, as requested.
- Monthly reports on the project and ad hoc project updates as requested.
Task 2: Outreach – Manage outreach activities. This includes:
- Confer with the Director and Deputy Director to develop stakeholder communications strategies, obtain clarification of divergent viewpoints, and build consensus for courses of action acceptable to OAR. Consult closely and often with both the leadership at OAR and working levels at ICs to ensure a coordinated response to any key stakeholder concerns affecting the administration of NIH broadly and OAR specifically.
- Support federal staff in their preparation of testimony and briefing materials for the OAR Director's use in Congressional hearings, and prepare reports, briefings, and special presentations.
- Briefing materials, as requested.
- Monthly reports on the project and ad hoc project updates as requested.
Task 3: Coordination and Tracking – Manage engagement activities. This includes:
- Monitor and analyze Congressional activities, track legislation relevant to the OAR mission, and serve as the principal OAR point-of-contact for the legislative liaison.
- As approved by the OAR Director, coordinate OAR engagement with multilateral organizations, including the United Nations agencies, the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank, and multilateral forums like the G7, APEC, and G20.
- Coordinate with the NIH Fogarty International Center, the NIAID Office of Global Research, the State Department Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, USAID, and other USG agencies, as well as the President’s agenda, engaged in global HIV/AIDS.
- Attend conferences and meetings whose agenda includes NIH/OAR-related work and major topic for discussion.
Prior experience in a consulting environment preferred. Bachelor’s degree in communications, health promotion, or similar degree required. Master's degree preferred. Minimum 6 years senior level communication in the health field required.
Senior Administrative Assistant
Full-time position available in Bethesda, MD, for an experienced Senior Administrative Assistant. This position performs all duties consistent with a Senior Administrative Assistant to a SES-level Deputy Division Director (the Deputy Director of the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI)). The individual, at all times, represents the DPCPSI Deputy Director, and as such maintains professionalism and composure. These duties may include but are not limited to:
- Manage day-to-day front office operations, including, but not limited to, problem and conflict resolution, organization and prioritization of tasks, and responding to written and verbal communications.
- Maintain and update systems for communications among staff (e.g., ListServs and distribution lists) to facilitate the efficient flow of information relating to projects, program activities, and other tasks.
- Ensure the DPCPSI Deputy Director attends meetings on time. This includes reminding the Deputy Director of upcoming meetings in a timely manner and helping to make sure adjacent meetings end on time.
- Ensure the DPCPSI Deputy Director has sufficient supplies and other materials to conduct work; stock his printer, refreshes pen supply, and otherwise relieves the Deputy Director of responsibilities the Staff Assistant could undertake.
- Ensures that the front office is conducive to a quiet work environment by minimizing distractions. This includes directing visitors to the waiting area, ensuring that conversations are kept to a reasonable noise level, and that visitors are announced before allowing them to enter the Deputy Director’s office.
- Track, record, and direct incoming and outgoing office documents.
- Manage travel and registration logistics needed for the DPCPSI Deputy Director to represent the organization at conferences and meetings. Organize and process travel and provide prompt feedback about travel.
- Coordinate and set up for meetings and events for the DPCPSI Deputy Director; arrange attendees’ schedules/attendance, request conference room reservation, check attendees’ availability, set up conference calls, set up video conferencing, provide onsite assistance before the meeting, coordinate the transfer of meeting materials.
- 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, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
- Maintain the DPCPSI Deputy Director’s calendar and meeting scheduling, and provide the same level of assistance to the Senior Advisor in the IMOD/DPCPSI, as requested.
- Obtain all documents needed for the Deputy Director to prepare for upcoming meetings. Assemble meeting folders for the Deputy Director.
- Perform data entry, and maintain and utilize databases; generate queries and reports from databases (e.g., QVR) as needed.
- Create and maintain office records including office procurements and reimbursement procedures, and project files.
- 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 property custodial services as requested: receive and reconcile property inventory list, as well as collect, consolidate and provide administrative rights.
- Assist in providing updates and changes to SharePoint site.
- Receive telephone calls and visitors; take messages or forward calls and inquiries to appropriate staff member; check office voice mail.
- Distribute mail, prepare photocopies, and assemble printed materials; coordinate the printing and conversion of paper documents to electronic files.
- Provide support with timekeeping duties.
- College education preferred; High School Diploma or GED required.
- Experience in NBS travel, DDRMS, NIHTS; POTS; college degree can bypass this requirement.
- Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) and SharePoint.
- Minimum of 3-5 years office administration experience; college degree with some administrative
- experience can bypass this requirement.
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
- Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
- Attention to detail, planning, and organization skills.
Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Analyst
Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (BSSR) Analyst will support the Coordinator of the Office of AIDS Research BSSR Section. This position is based on-site at our clients office. The 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 the BSSR Section. This will include tasks, projects, and other activities in support of the BSSR Coordinator that may involve the OAR Director and staff, NIH Institutes and Centers (IC) Representatives, NIH Director’s office, HHS Secretary’s office, other HHS agencies such as CDC and HRSA, other USG agencies such as PEPFAR, and key stakeholder and community interests. Working with, and at the direction of, the BSSR Coordinator, the contract analyst will work to ensure the successful maintenance, oversight, planning and implementation, and innovations/contributions of NIH HIV/AIDS BSSR Section.
The analyst will work directly with the BSSR Coordinator and other appropriate NIH personnel as directed by the Coordinator who may be needed to carry out designated tasks and monitoring responsibilities. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to, tasks and responsibilities as outlined below. All are subject to modification by the BSSR Coordinator:
Task 1: Research Analysis and Other Section Work – Research analysis and other section-related functions. This includes:
- Review NIH/OAR programs, documents, reports, and grants for discussion with the BSSR Coordinator on relatedness and planning purposes.
- Assist in meshing the BSSR Section work and opportunities into the overall OAR effort and the NIH HIV/AIDS Research Program. This includes monitoring, assessing, and reporting to the Coordinator on the BSSR aspects of all the other areas of the NIH AIDS research program.
- Provide operational support to the BSSR Coordinator utilizing BSSR training and experience in all tasks such as presentation preparation as well as slide, report and other document preparation.
- Assist in such OAR activities such as IC Funding Plan ratings; portfolio reviews; and, strategic planning processes.
- Assist in organizing and tracking the work of the Section, including monitoring and updating the Section’s work with respect to implementation of OAR goals and milestones, metrics for evaluation, and other areas of importance.
- Provide expertise to the Coordinator on HIV-related and other BSSR areas and topics as they pertain to the work of the Section as well as assist in maintaining Section alignment with and support for OAR strategic planning and program goals.
- Review the NIH research portfolio and/or aspects of it and assisting in the annual and other budget reviews that occur in each fiscal year.
- 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 with recommendations provided being research-based, concise and relevant to the task at hand.
- Frequent discussions regarding a range of program activity and/or policy choices intended to 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.
Task 2: Coordination and Tracking
- Track and at times coordinate activities, as assigned
- Monitor ongoing and developing situations, issues and/or opportunities
- Assist with articulating BSSR Section/OAR’s positions to advance key BSSR-related community and stakeholder interests, including as they may relate to the OAR, NIH, USG-wide entities, international organizations and governments, and public/stakeholder groups.
- Serve as a back-up point of contact for the BSSR Coordinator
- Daily, weekly, monthly reports on tasks at hand and coming up as may be established/requested.
- Timely analyzed and summarized information on issues, activities, problems and possible solutions pertaining to the BSSR Section.
Bachelor's degree required in behavioral and social science related fields. Master's degree preferred. Minimum 3+ years experience in the areas of research/program management/coordination, especially in behavioral health and social sciences.
Program Support Assistant
Position will be based at our client site in North Bethesda/Rockville.
The PSA will be responsible for taking minutes at meetings, preparing the written summary and coordinate meetings. Candidate may also be asked to prepare narrative and tabular materials such as memoranda, correspondence and reports in accordance with the NIH correspondence manual and other applicable guidance, for review by originators.
The PSA is responsible for use of proper grammar, spelling, capitalization, punctuation and format. The PSA utilizes a Document Correspondence tracking system to ensure a timely response to correspondence and reporting requirements of the office. In addition, the PSA forwards all closed documents to the OAR Document Specialist for future reference. The PSA may make all necessary arrangements for travel for OARAC members, presenters, and key OAR scientific staff members, as well as prepares Domestic and Foreign Travel Orders/Vouchers using the Official Airline Guide to develop flight itineraries. The PSA may provide assistance to receive incoming correspondence and screen all materials prior to distribution for a response, follow up for the supervisor, and review correspondence prepared for the supervisor’s approval. Check for spelling, typographical errors, compliance with formats and procedural requirements.
The PSA may assist with receiving visitors and telephone calls to the office, determines the nature of requests and directs callers to appropriate staff. Take requests for appointments with supervisor and staff after checking on their availability, confirms all appointments, and reschedules appointments upon request of the supervisor or staff member. Schedules appointments and makes arrangements for time, participants, and location of meetings in accordance with instructions from the supervisor. Makes necessary arrangements for travel, arranging schedules of visits, making reservations, notifying organizations and officials to be visited, and submitting travel vouchers and reports. Uses On-Time Calendar Program to develop up-to-date calendars and weekly reports to the OAR Director’s Office.
The PSA responds to routine and nontechnical requests for information such as status of reports, response dates for matters requiring compliance, and similar information readily available from files. Prepares requisitions for office supplies, equipment, and publications. Performs a variety of administrative support duties, such as making extensive travel arrangements, making complete arrangements for large conferences, composing complex but nontechnical correspondence, locating and assembling information for various reports, briefings, conferences, etc., following up with staff members to insure that various commitments made at conferences and meetings are met, designing and organizing filing systems, planning and arranging the maintenance and preparation of information needed for budget reports, and organizing the flow of clerical processes in the office.
The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc. has an immediate need for a Scientific Writer/Editor to be based on-site at our client facility located in Rockville, MD. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following tasks:
- Research, develop and draft articles, speeches, talking points, blogs, tweets, web content, presentations, and other materials for scientific and lay audiences.
- Perform extensive research through interviews and by reviewing existing documentation.
- Prepare a variety of documents such as reports, correspondence, and notes on oral instructions.
- Provide science and science policy writing and editing.
- Write in a timely manner for lay and professional audiences.
- Have a high level of computer literacy in Microsoft Word.
- Copyedit and proofread materials.
- Manage multiple editorial projects.
- Translate technical and scientific subject matter into clear and concise text.
- Ensure that written content is clear, concise, consistent, and free of bureaucratic or overly dense language.
- Develop brochures and fact sheets.
- Make recommendations to project leads on editorial or communications issues.
- Strong skills in Excel and Power Point preferred, but not required, including the ability to:
- Create title and bulleted list slides
- Format font, size, color, and alignment of text
- Change line and paragraph spacing
- Create multilevel bulleted and numbered lists
- Add text boxes, auto-shapes, and graphics to a slide
- Effective use of animation
- Insert table and chart slides into a presentation
- Use the outline view to modify and manipulate slides
- Use the slide sorter view to arrange and
- Manipulate slides
- Apply slide transitions between slides
- Add speaker notes for a slide
- Apply a design template to slides
- Modify the color scheme and background of a slide
- Edit and format master slides
- Print slides, handouts, and speaker notes
- Utilize shortcut keys while showing a presentation
- Prefer a PhD, or MD degree but not required.
- Minimum of ten (10) years of related experience in writing scientific materials for professional and lay audiences.
- Extremely broad knowledge of biomedical research areas so as to be able to conduct literature searches, to gather new information, identify topics, write and edit in-depth technical articles and articles for the lay public.
- Excellent judgment in interpreting findings, analyzing the gathered information, verifying facts, and drawing conclusions.
- Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
- Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
- Knowledge of correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and style.
- Excellent analytical, organizational, and time-management skills.
The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc. has an immediate need for a Program Analyst. The position will be based at our client site in Rockville at the National Cancer Institute (NIH) and will work closely with NCI staff and members of the extramural scientific community to facilitate both data submission and data access. Primary duties include collection and review of all requests for access to genomic data, coordinating voting process with the Data Access Committee, and relaying decision to the requesting party. Attention to detail a must. Experience with Excel and/or other types of databases required. Master’s degree preferred. Bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry, or related field of science required. Minimum 3-5 years’ experience with an undergraduate degree/minimum 1-year experience with a graduate degree in genetics/genomics or other science related field. Candidate must be proficient in MS Excel. Familiarity with epidemiology and genomics research a plus.
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