• Research Associate II

    Location US-MD-Silver Spring
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Social & Scientific Systems (SSS) works to improve public health worldwide by providing technical, research, and program management services to government, nonprofit, and commercial clients. Our research and support for domestic and international health programs enable policymakers, medical professionals, communities, and citizens to improve public health. Please join our dedicated staff in an environment that values diversity and supports health, wellbeing, and professional growth.


    A Research Associate II manages the development of protocols, protocol implementation, and protocol closure processes. The Associate II participates in activities to improve the overall quality of work and the working environment. A Research Associate II may support scientific or other high level committees, if assigned. 


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily:

    • Proficient in management and completion of small projects such as protocol development and implementation or website and portal maintenance from start to finish independently, consulting with their manager and other staff as needed, and informing them appropriately.
    • Utilizes refined project management skills and uses all project management tools effectively.
    • Identifies issues and develops new tools or templates that may be needed to facilitate Proactively guides and directs teams or groups to accomplish goals in a timely manner.
    • Ensures quality documents, database and website information by participating in quality assurance activities.
    • Actively participates in staff and group meetings and working groups; identifies issues and concerns that may need to be addressed by a working group and volunteers to lead the working group to address a particular issue identified.
    • Keeps their manager informed of any issues.
    • Proactively updates the database to ensure all information is current and accurate, and effectively uses database reports as project management tools.
    • Functions independently, and can manage a heavy workload as well as several priorities concurrently.
    • Participates in the mentoring and training of other staff and may support one or more committees.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Education and Experience

    •  Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field and at least five years professional experience in a scientific or health-related position or Bachelor’s degree in a non-scientific field and at least six years of experience in a scientific or health-related position
    • Master’s degree preferred

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    •  At least two years of experience in the design, development, conduct or analysis of clinical research.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, which may include business and technical writing, editing, and proofreading
    • Must be proficient and have experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

    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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