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Analyst - Data Management and Communications


This position offers options for in-person (in the District of Columbia (DC) metropolitan area), hybrid or remote (within the US) work
Company Description
Gryphon Scientific is a small, growing consulting business with a unique focus on physical and life sciences, public health, and program management and evaluation. We capitalize on our staff’s rich, past experience in the laboratory, in policy shops and from the field, combined with literature-based research and interview data collection, to tackle projects with complex technical challenges. Our projects drive policy changes in security, preparedness, and science policy at the highest levels of US government. Abroad, we collaborate with international partners to address daunting public health challenges. Our aim is to improve the health and safety of populations world-wide. Gryphon strongly encourages collaboration across disciplines, throughout the company, and between junior and senior staff, including a large cadre of PhD scientists. Personal and professional development are actively supported through opportunities to work across a wide range of projects. The energy of our small business environment, as well as our commitment to technical excellence, attracts staff with interesting and impressive backgrounds as well as recent graduates seeking a challenging and rewarding career. Gryphon boasts a friendly work environment, a comprehensive employee benefit package, and places an emphasis on work-life integration, which has afforded us excellent employee retention. Gryphon strives to maintain diversity, equity, inclusion, and sense of belonging in our daily work. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff and will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity.
Gryphon Scientific is seeking applicants for Analyst positions supporting research coordination and communication programs for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). At Gryphon, you will collaborate on science communications and outreach projects to foster information exchange amongst clinical and translational scientists, public health and medical practitioners, patient communities, and federal agencies. A core aspect of the work involves collection, curation, and dissemination of information from stakeholders, published literature, and other sources to support research consortium activities and engagement of diverse audiences. Analysts will work independently and with senior staff at Gryphon to hone skills in science and health communication through creation of infographics, social media content, web content, plain language scientific reports, and meeting summaries. Projects involve collaboration across multidisciplinary teams and incorporate meeting support, science writing, data visualization, analytics, and user-centered design. At Gryphon, Analysts hired to this position will provide program coordination and communications services to help advance the development of innovative medical and operational interventions addressing human health threats as part of a coordination and communication programs for high-profile NIH-funded research consortia. The available positions will primarily support projects in Gryphon’s Data Management and Communications practice, but staff may have the opportunity to work on projects in other practices. (Note, you will not be involved in laboratory work; there is no lab on the premises.)
  • Gain familiarity and understanding of topics including but not limited to federally funded research consortia, clinical and translational sciences, biomedicine, biotechnology, and/or public health
  • Lead creation and design of newsletters, web content, social media content, articles, figures, infographics, and other written and visual products to convey data and information to the scientific, clinical, government, and patient communities
  • Track and manage development and dissemination of communications products and outreach activities in collaboration with project leaders
  • Support UI/UX and web design tasks, emphasizing user-centered design principles
  • Provide scientific, strategic, and organizational input on design of working groups, meetings, and conferences
  • Facilitate remote and in-person meetings and outreach activities
  • Perform project-related logistics and support functions, including remote and in-person meeting coordination, event management, email correspondence, and other communications to various stakeholders
  • Conduct outreach and engagement activities with various stakeholder groups
  • Prepare presentations for various stakeholder groups
  • Collect and abstract information from peer-reviewed literature, grey literature, social media, and other sources for various strategic coordination and analytic tasks
  • Provide status updates to project managers and team members and coordinate across multidisciplinary teams


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree in a life or biomedical science discipline (Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology, Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Public Health, or a related field)
  • Three years of work experience in life or biomedical sciences, medicine, public health, or a related field, OR Master’s degree in a life or biomedical science discipline with one year of work experience
  • GPA 3.0 or higher (out of 4.0) during final two years of college
  • U.S. citizenship is required due to government client requirements
  • Employees must be up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations to enter Gryphon’s Takoma Park office (have received all doses in the primary series and all recommended boosters, when eligible). Please see the CDC webpage for additional details: Stay Up to Date with Your COVID-19 Vaccines | CDC
Required Skills:
  • Experience or training in biomedical, clinical, or translational science
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to apply knowledge of scientific concepts to communicate across a variety of topic areas and for web and print products
  • Technical and non-technical writing skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow processes and standard operating procedures
  • Ability to communicate clearly and without errors both in writing (e.g., email correspondence, scientific writing, posts) and verbally (e.g., stakeholder interactions)
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated ability to work on assignments that are moderately complex under indirect supervision
  • Willingness to learn new skills and take trainings as needed
Additional Skills and Experience:
  • Proficiency in Excel or Tableau
  • Proficiency in Adobe software, including Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat
  • Experience or training in user-centered design, web design, and UI/UX
  • Experience creating, managing, or distributing newsletters, social media campaigns, blogs, or web content
  • Experience in science, health, or risk communications
  • Experience coordinating virtual and in-person meetings with diverse stakeholders

Gryphon is seeking applicants from diverse backgrounds and communities, including those who can demonstrate the above skills and abilities developed through non-traditional work history, experiences, and education. We encourage applicants who may have some but not all additional skills and experience.


Gryphon Offers:
  • Fully paid health insurance for staff, and discounted rates for family members
  • Dental, disability, and life insurance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Options for in-person (in the District of Columbia (DC) metropolitan area), hybrid or remote work (within the U.S.)
  • Paid time off, in addition to 10 paid holidays
  • Continuing education benefits (after 6 months of employment at the beginning of the year)
  • Generous year-end profit sharing and performance bonuses
  • Wellness benefits (funds gym memberships, exercise classes, etc.)
  • Up to 12 weeks leave, per the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Parental leave
  • Flex spending account (FSA)
  • 401K with 3% match (after 6 months of employment)
  • Bereavement leave

Salary Range: $44,000 - $60,000