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Senior Analyst - Data Management and Communications

Gryphon Scientific
Takoma Park, MD
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

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 staffs 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 a PhD or equivalent in the life sciences for a Senior Analyst position in the Data Management and Communications practice. As a Senior Analyst, you will collaborate across projects in science communications and outreach, data analytics, and research and preparedness for health threats, including COVID and influenza. A core aspect of Gryphon work involves the collection, analysis, and dissemination of data and information to guide decision making and support both national and international research and preparedness and response efforts. As a Senior Analyst, you will facilitate technical working groups, develop data-driven science and risk communication strategies, and lead tasks to collect, analyze, synthesize, and visualize data collected from subject matter experts, literature, and other sources. Projects involve collaboration across multidisciplinary teams and incorporate a variety of approaches, from stakeholder coordination, science writing, social media engagement, data analytics, and systems engineering to advance scientific research, biosecurity, and biodefense initiatives. Senior Analysts have the opportunity to engage experts in STEM, apply cutting-edge technologies and methods in data management and communications, and lead stimulating projects using creativity, critical thinking, and technical excellence in a wide range of exciting fields. This position will primarily support projects in Gryphons Data Management and Communications practice, but Senior Analysts 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.)


  • Coordinate and moderate various technical working groups to collect information and advance strategic priorities, including development and delivery of presentations and guided discussions
  • Lead development, design, and execution of communications plans, SOPs, and approaches to foster engagement with scientists, policymakers, and the public
  • Synthesize data and information collected from many sources into communications products, technical reports, and recommendations
  • Provide oversight for social media strategy and execution for scientific programs
  • Create articles, infographics, and other written and visual products for print and web
  • Lead design of static and interactive data reports and dashboards
  • Facilitate management, analyses, and visualization of diverse datasets generated by independent investigators, including biosurveillance, basic, preclinical, and clinical data
  • Independently manage project tasks and junior staff, including the timeliness and quality of work products
  • Act as scientific liaison and technical domain area expert amongst developers, researchers, collaborators, program officers, government officials, and the public


Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in a life science discipline (Microbiology, Immunology, Biomedical Sciences, Bioinformatics, Public Health, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field) OR MS, MPH or nursing degree and equivalent experience in scientific communications
  • Experience in engagement, outreach, or science communicationsleadership in student or professional organizations may qualify
  • Must have a valid passport or be willing to obtain one
  • U.S. citizenship is required due to government client requirements
  • Employees must be up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations to enter Gryphons 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

  • Interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate across multidisciplinary teams
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Writing and editing for scientific and lay audiences
  • Project management experience and ability to work independently
  • Experience or training in communications, including science communications, group facilitation or moderation, or risk communications
  • Ability to present technical, scientific, and public health information to audiences of varying levels of knowledge and expertise
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow processes and standard operating procedures
  • Meticulous attention to detail

Additional Skills and Experience

  • Proficiency with Adobe software, including Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat
  • Proficiency in Excel or Tableau
  • Experience in web design or UI/UX
  • Experience conducting multi-platform communications campaigns, including social media and web
  • Experience using Python, R, or SQL
  • Infectious disease expertise, especially virology

Travel Requirement:

  • This position requires domestic and/or international travel 1-2 times a year. Travel may be required to countries with vaccination requirements for entry.

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. While all the required skills/abilities above are important for the work we do, we are happy to discuss how your non-traditional experiences can support our work.


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: $68,000-$78,000

Gryphon Scientific


Takoma Park, MD



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