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Senior Analyst - Influenza Scientist 

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Senior Analyst - Influenza Scientist


Founded in 2005, Gryphon Scientific is a small business with a unique focus on physical and life sciences, public health, and program management and evaluation. As a consulting company, we primarily rely on literature-based research, interview data collection and our staffs rich past experience in the laboratory, in policy shops and from the field 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 advise governments in the developing world on how to cope with daunting public health challenges. Our aim is to improve the health and safety of populations world-wide. The energy of our small business environment as well as our commitment to technical excellence attracts staff with the highest qualifications, and our commitment to work-life balance and employee growth has afforded us excellent employee retention. We are currently growing and looking for new staff members to join the Gryphon team.


We are actively hiring a senior-level analyst with a background in influenza vaccine research and development to work on projects supporting national influenza research, prevention, and control efforts. This is an early-career position for recent PhD graduates. The Senior Analyst will also contribute to other Gryphon projects as appropriate or needed. All positions at Gryphon Scientific require critical thinking, creative problem solving, and both qualitative and quantitative analysis to tackle challenging projects. Collaboration throughout the company, between junior and senior staff and across disciplines, is strongly encouraged, and personal and professional development are actively supported through opportunities to work across a wide range of projects. Gryphon Scientific boasts a laid-back work environment, a comprehensive employee benefit package, and places an emphasis on work-life balance.


* Serve as a team leader on analytical and data management and coordination tasks, as well as projects in fields related to influenza, emerging infectious diseases, public safety, and/or homeland security.

* Work and directly interface with clients in the federal government to support policy decisions and planning efforts.

* Facilitate tracking, coordination, and reporting of diverse influenza, immunological, and vaccine-related data generated by independent investigators.

* Conduct analyses on diverse and complex datasets and scientific literature to advance the understanding of correlates of protection, immunity, and influenza vaccine responses to combat seasonal and pandemic influenza.

* Through written, visual, and oral media, translate complex scientific advances in the field of influenza for the broader scientific community and general public.

* Generate articles and other written and visual products to convey recent influenza-related information to the general and scientific public.

* Distill complex datasets and information into clear and concise summary reports.

* Plan, organize, and execute interoperability activities with multiple stakeholder groups.

* Attend scientific conferences and develop working relationships with various stakeholder groups.

* Develop and present reports and analyses to various stakeholder groups.

* Present status and progress updates at regular meetings.


Minimum Qualifications

* Ph.D. in scientific discipline of biological sciences (Immunology, Microbiology, Virology, Vaccinology, etc.) with 0-5 years post-graduate experience

* Extensive technical experience in one or more of the following areas:

* Influenza research (e.g., immunity, host response, disease models, transmission, epidemiology, etc.).

* Vaccine research and development for the prevention and control of influenza viruses and other infectious diseases

* Experience with management and analysis of large user-reported data sets

* Ability to travel one to two times per year, including domestic and international locations

* U.S. Citizenship

* Willing to re-locate to the greater Washington, DC, area

Required Skills

* Ability to analyze large and complex data sets to generate new understandings relevant to public health

* Ability to present technical scientific and public health information to audiences of varying levels of knowledge and expertise

* Ability to manage communications among multiple and diverse groups of stakeholders

* Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

* Expertise with Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel

* Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills

* Strong interpersonal skills

* Ability to work independently

Additional Skills and Experience (desired but not required)

* Experience with clinical study design or management of clinical trials, especially vaccine trials

* Experience in bioinformatics

* Technical experience in human subjects research and clinical trial design and management, especially for investigational drugs

Additional Information

Qualified applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume. Additionally, please provide your citizenship status and security clearance (if applicable).


Salary Range: $60,000 - $90,000

Why Consider Gryphon Scientific?

* Gryphon offers a competitive benefits package including 401(k), fully subsidized employee health insurance, and performance and profit-sharing bonuses.

* Gryphon Scientific is a place that actively encourages intellectual engagement and provides analytical challenges on a wide range of projects.

* Gryphon Scientific boasts a friendly, laid-back work environment. The dress code is casual. Gryphon employees often take afternoon walks to the local ice cream or coffee shop.

* Mentorship is taken seriously at Gryphon Scientific. There is an open-door policy for all staff, meaning you can ask for advice from any staff member, from the owner of the company to your manager to junior staff.

* Work-life balance and a pleasant work environment are a priority. All staff work in offices; there is not a cubicle in sight!

* We encourage all senior staff to participate in business development efforts and the company supports senior staff pursuing work in their areas of interest.

* Gryphon supports professional development including tuition reimbursement, conference attendance and career specific training.