Abt Associates seeks a qualified Senior Associate/Scientist to support the Division of Health and Environment with advanced level public health and program evaluation experience. The successful candidate for Associate will serve as a Project Director or Task Lead for government contracts and grants with the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and other HHS agencies.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
Direct and manage complex components of large projects or series of smaller projects with responsibility for budget management, project deliverables, client relations, and staff supervision. Set priorities to ensure the completion of projects in an accurate, timely and cost efficient manner. Senior Scientists direct and manage complex scientific/technical components of large projects or series of smaller projects with responsibility for the application of advanced methods and techniques in a particular field of specialization.
Assume significant business development responsibility for identifying new markets and sales opportunities while maintaining current clients; direct sales and proposal efforts in accordance with the Division's business development plan. Senior Scientists assume significant leadership role in business development by providing technical expertise. Make significant scientific/technical contributions to sales and proposal efforts in accordance to the business development plan.
Direct and establish policies and protocols to carry out research and provide technical guidance to less senior staff through application of advanced techniques, concepts, and methods related to a particular field of specialization. Senior Scientists direct and serve as the subject-matter expert in the preparation of complex statistical and methodological reports and findings with responsibility as the senior technical writer. Serve as the primary reviewer of the analytical and technical writing of less senior staff.
Maintain an industry presence as a subject-matter resource by publishing regularly in peer reviewed journals and/or by presenting at annual conferences and meetings. Has name recognition.
Collaborate with peers to identify new research approaches and potential markets for those services.
Identify and recruit senior staff and actively participate in the mentoring of Associates and less senior staff.
Take lead responsibility for employing a substantial number of staff members at varying level.
Sr Associates/Scientists present and speak at client and professional meetings
Assume lead role in the development of new business.
Direct and manage the planning, design and implementation of project protocols and procedures.
Serve as the primary client contact and translate client needs and/or objectives into specific deliverables in a timely and cost efficient manner.
Ensure that all research projects are conducted with sound methods and techniques.
Sr Associates have annual revenue goals that can range from $1-3Million.