Analyst - Scientific Support For Emergency Preparedness

Gryphon Scientific Takoma Park , MD 20912

Posted 1 week ago

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 an Analyst position to support two of Gryphon's Practice Areas (PAs), Internationally Engagement and All-Hazards Preparedness and Response & Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear (CBRN) Defense. The successful candidate will spend about half of their time supporting international engagement projects and the other half of their time supporting CBRN defense, public health and safety, emerging infectious diseases, or homeland security work. Both PAs will require the Analyst to collect and curate data from published literature, policy and plans documents, and other sources; conduct analysis; and summarize their findings in technical and non-technical documents for diverse audiences. The Analyst will also support the design and implementation of domestic and international workshops, exercises, and other various stakeholder engagement activities. This position requires critical thinking, problem-solving, and strong communication and client interface skills to develop and implement innovative, collaborative, and sustainable solutions. Our projects seek to strengthen health, laboratory and emergency management systems, improve cross-sector and regional collaboration, and address emerging threats worldwide. Gryphon Scientific offers Analysts the opportunity to tackle policy and technical questions in a wide range of exciting fields that will challenge you to think, research, and write in new ways.


  • Collect, abstract, and synthesize information from peer-reviewed literature, policy documents, gray literature, and other sources for various analytic and strategic coordination tasks.
  • Develop written products designed for both scientific and non-technical audiences with guidance from Principal Investigators, Project Managers, and senior research staff. Examples of written products include policy and literature analysis, training and workshop materials, and planning and guidance/Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) documents.
  • Support external stakeholder outreach and coordination efforts involving large numbers of diverse attendees, including summary or due-out reports.
  • Build on their understanding of topics including but not limited to all-hazards emergency preparedness and response, CBRN defense, biotechnology, public health, infectious diseases, global health security, and One Health to help develop innovative solutions.
  • Provide status updates to project managers and team members and coordinate across multidisciplinary teams.
  • Apply data visualization methods for written products and presentation materials.
  • This position involves occasional work at non-standard hours to participate in early morning or evening calls with international partners in other time zones.


Required Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in a life science or related discipline (such as Public Health, Global Health, Biology, Emergency Management, etc.) with 3-5 years of experience or a graduate degree (see disciplines above) with 0-2 years of experience
  • U.S. citizenship is required due to government client requirements
  • Must have a valid passport or be willing to obtain one
  • Willingness to relocate to DC/MD/VA and work at Takoma Park, MD office location
  • Eligible to obtain a government security clearance
  • 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.
  • Familiarity with emergency management doctrine and concepts.

Required Skills

  • Proficiency in research methods and data organizing/synthesis
  • Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent follow-through
  • Quick learner and ability to work on assignments that are moderately complex with minimal supervision
  • Ability to interact with diverse groups of clients and stakeholders
  • Proven ability to think creatively and operate with reasonable independence on assigned tasks
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of programs

Additional Skills and Experience

  • Experience organizing or supporting interactive workshops and meetings.
  • If you have any foreign language skills, please let us know!

Travel Requirement

  • This position may require international travel 1-2 times a year, for approximately a week each time, to support in-person engagements involving international partners. 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) or hybrid 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: $50,000 - $70,000

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