Social & Scientific Systems (S-3)

Group Vice President, Public Health Sciences

Location US-NC-Durham
Job ID
Regular Full-Time


Social & Scientific Systems (SSS) works to improve public health worldwide by providing technical, research, and program management services to government, nonprofit, and commercial clients. The SSS team offers a synergy of expertise in clinical research services, epidemiology and public health studies, health data management and analysis, and program evaluation and policy analysis. Please join our dedicated staff of employee-owners in an environment that values diversity and supports health, well-being, and professional growth.

SSS seeks a dynamic leader who is looking for a great opportunity to grow programs in epidemiology, clinical research and biostatistics aimed at understanding causes of disease. Our Group Vice President for Public Health Sciences will lead a talented group of researchers and data analysts in work primarily for Federal agencies engaged in studying environmental and genetic influences and impacts on human health, and will manage a large field office that also includes clinical trials and information systems staff.

The Public Health Sciences Group’s major client is NIEHS and the group has a solid business base, having recently re-won three major long-term contracts.  Capabilities include a survey research center with multi-modal survey capabilities, and a laboratory for processing and storing bio-specimens.  Recent wins in NCI and NICHD have expanded the group’s research platform.


The successful candidate will have a proven record of accomplishment in:

  • Strategic leadership for growth: Able to expand business base with current clients and new clients. Grow large projects from small projects, obtain new projects within current client set and organize effective capture to obtain work with new clients and adjacent markets. Primary focus is growing business with Federal clients.
  • Recruiting, building, and mentoring talented staff: Able to attract top senior-level professionals in epidemiology, statistics, clinical studies and data collection/analysis, including surveys. Provide environment for ongoing professional development of staff. Develop a robust leadership pipeline for the organization.
  • Building and maintaining strong client relationships through outstanding delivery on projects: Track quality, cost and timeliness of project performance for portfolio of business; stay in touch with clients to ensure optimum performance and timely course corrections when needed. Develop effective project managers.


Advanced degree in relevant area (Ph.D. preferred), plus at least 12 years of experience working on related public health research programs, and 6 years of management and business development responsibility for an organizational unit conducting epidemiological and/or biostatistical research. Must have experience with winning and managing government contracts and ensuring compliance with corporate management policies and procedures.  Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, and at least 5 years of senior staff supervisory experience.


SSS is committed to fostering a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.


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