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Senior Analyst - Life Science

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 with advanced training in the life sciences for a Senior Analyst position. As a Senior Analyst, you will lead tasks focused on chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) defense, public health and safety, emerging infectious diseases, and homeland security, with support from senior scientists. Senior Analysts supervisor junior staff in the abstraction of scientific literature to translate research into policy and practice. In addition, Senior Analysts will develop methodology, perform analysis on abstracted data, draft reports, and interface with government clients. Projects incorporate a variety of approaches such as: data analytics, computational modeling, policy evaluation, stakeholder engagement, and more. Final products will guide decision-makers in emergency preparedness, emergency response, healthcare, biomedical science, and defense. Gryphon Scientific offers Senior Analysts the opportunity to use critical thinking, creative problem solving, and analysis to tackle stimulating projects in a wide range of exciting fields. Each project will require Senior Analysts to work collaboratively, think, research and write in new ways. This position will primarily support projects in Gryphon’s All-Hazards Preparedness and Response & CBRN Defense practice area but Sr. Analysts may have the opportunity to work on projects in other practice areas as well. (Sr. Analysts will not, however, be involved in laboratory work; there is no lab on the premises.)
  • Direct research on topics including but not limited to CBRN defense, infectious diseases, global health security, biosecurity, emergency preparedness and response, and/or public health.
  • Perform internet-based research and other searches to identify, collect, organize, and analyze relevant data from peer-reviewed literature, news articles, public reports, and interviews with subject matter experts.
  • Provide status updates and interim results to project managers, team members, and government clients.
  • Prepare client-ready written reports and presentations describing data collection, analysis methods, and results.
  • Conduct outreach to subject matter experts and stakeholders in industry and government to inform project outputs.
  • Manage work performed by junior researchers -- shaping research directions, developing work products, and providing technical mentorship.
  • Work closely with Principal Investigators, Project Managers, and other Task Leads to manage the budget and schedule for tasks, ensuring milestones and deliverables are completed on-time and on-budget.
  • Contribute technical expertise to proposal development and other business development opportunities.
  • Work with federal and other government clients to support planning efforts and policy decisions
  • Conduct analyses on diverse and complex datasets and scientific literature.
  • Serve as a team leader on analytical projects in fields related to CBRN, science policy, and risk assessment.
  • Translate complex scientific concepts for clients and the broader scientific and policy community through written, visual and oral media.
  • Develop and present reports and analyses to various stakeholder groups.


Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology, Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field, with 0-3 years post-graduate experience in academe or industry, or MS and 5 years experience, or BA/S and 10 years experience.
  • 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
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to apply knowledge of scientific concepts to a variety of topic areas, particularly when available data are incomplete or scarce
  • Expertise in methods of scientific research and presentation, including designing and executing a literature search to address a research question, collecting and organizing data from published sources, interpreting data, and presenting findings in reports and meetings
  • Ability to analyze large and complex data sets to generate new findings
  • Must be a creative problem solver who can tackle complex issues and work through difficult problems
  • Ability to work independently and with teams
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Leadership and project management skills
  • Proven communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Attention to detail; organization skills and excellent follow-through
Additional Skills and Experience
  • Experience in modeling or data analytics
  • Proficiency in Excel or Tableau
  • Desired quantitative skills include familiarity with statistical tools, modeling suites, or systems analysis)
  • Supervisory experience

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.


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 (within the DC metropolitan area) work
  • 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: $62,000 - $82,000