Social & Scientific Systems (S-3)

Research Assistant

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 health policy analysis. Please join our dedicated staff of employee-owners in an environment that values diversity and supports health, well-being, and professional growth.


Are you eager to learn with a passion for research? Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. (SSS), an employee-owned company, has supported public and private sector health research programs since 1978 in pursuit of our mission to make a difference while improving public health world- wide. We are currently seeking a Research Assistant to serve on a multi-disciplinary team that conducts, analyzes, and reports on findings from epidemiological and clinical studies on behalf of the federal government. Our clients include major federal agencies, such as the NIH, CDC and VA. The studies that we conduct focus on associations between genetic, occupation, lifestyle, and socioeconomic factors and adverse health outcomes. Candidates with prior experience in health research or related fields are encouraged to apply; however, this position could be an excellent opportunity for a new graduate who wants to jumpstart a career in public health in a unique collaborative culture that empowers our people to do their best work. 


  • Identifying key tasks and maintaining task lists within and across projects
  • Collaborating with data managers and project manager to develop timelines, budgets, and technical plans
  • Assisting data manager with development of data management plans and standard operating procedures
  • Scheduling internal and external meetings, setting agendas, writing minutes, and documenting action items
  • Assisting with the development, testing, and maintenance of both data management and study management systems
  • Providing data entry support for ongoing studies
  • Participating in training of staff involved in data collection
  • Supporting the preparations of reports and presentations for internal leadership and clients
  • Maintaining central study files, including training records, study documents, and study data and programs.
  • Performs additional duties as required


Bachelor’s degree in public health, social sciences, or related skills required. Excellent verbal communication and organization skills; ability to follow detailed work instructions; strong problem solving and decision making skills; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work collaboratively; basic experience using MS Word, Excel, and Power Point.


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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