Senior Analyst (Influenza Expert)

(Ref#: SA-Flu_20-1)

Gryphon Scientific

  • Other
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

We are actively hiring a senior-level analyst with a background in influenza research or surveillance to work on projects supporting national influenza research and surveillance efforts. 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 public safety, homeland security, and/or emerging infectious diseases. 
  • 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-related datasets generated by independent investigators.
  • Conduct visualization and analysis on diverse and complex datasets to advance the understanding of influenza in public health.
  • 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 (e.g., Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, etc.) 
  • Extensive experience studying influenza (e.g., transmission, epidemiology, surveillance, etc.). Independent project preferred. 
  • Bioinformatics experience preferred 
  • Ability to travel one to two times per year, including domestic and international locations 
  • U.S. Citizen 
  • Must be willing to re-locate to the greater Washington, DC, area 

Required Skills 

  • Experience with management and analysis of large user-reported data sets
  • 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
  • Experience with clinical study design or management of clinical trials, especially vaccine trials, a plus
  • Interest in biosecurity, science policy, or health policy
  • 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 Information
  • Qualified applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume. Additionally, please provide your citizenship status and security clearance (if applicable).
Education Requirement:
Ph.D. in scientific discipline of biological sciences (e.g., Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, etc.)
Years of Experience:
$60,000 - $90,000
6930 Carroll Ave
Suite 810
Takoma Park , Maryland 20912
Mark Kazmierczak, PhD