Medical Science & Computing, Inc. - Beltsville, MD
Science & Computing (MSC) is an exciting growth oriented company,
dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services
to the Federal Government. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work
environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities.
We attract the best people in the business with our
competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision
coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation,
Medical and Flexible Spending Accounts, Pre-Tax Transit Assistance and
tuition reimbursement. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing,
professional service and technology focused organization, please apply
We are currently searching for a Food Safety Specialist
to support the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). This
opportunity is a permanent, full-time position with MSC and is on-site in,
Major Duties and Responsibilities :
- Analyze scientific trends;
conduct data analysis; and coordinate with other Food Safety staff on
the production of reports and other written materials.
- Promote and maintain
communications with USDA agencies and other federal departments in
order to anticipate and respond to their information needs and
- Assist the Nutrition and Food
Safety Program (NFSP) Leader in identifying opportunities for the
expansion and continued development of the Food Safety Research
Information Office (FSRIO) program. Organize statistical and technical
information on food safety, and identify new and emerging trends.
Assist in writing proposals for new projects and reviews and reacts
critically to new proposals, new projects, surveys and studies
regarding policies, programs, systems, services, standards and
- Cultivate and sustain
effective working relationships with others within the Library. Share
information and expertise with colleagues and mentor new staff. Work
collaboratively both inside and outside National Agricultural Library
- Support management of the
FSRIO Research Projects Database, including assessment of research
projects and publications. Work collaboratively with IT liaison on
Information and Collection Management
. Gather, evaluate and
assess new and existing food safety resources and materials for FSRIO’s
databases, websites, and services. Select and review project and
publications for inclusion in NAL web sites and/or in various databases.
Trend Reporting and Analysis. Identify and
evaluate food safety research and data for collection and analysis. Analyze
trends and create opportunities for program development. Strategize, plan
and implement reports and publications showcasing data from the National
Agricultural Library, specifically related to food safety.
Program Assessment. Apply both qualitative and
quantitative research methods to assess the food safety environment, and
also to inform future program development. Prepare strategic plans with
anticipated outcomes. Incorporate the research and development process to
support program development.
Reference Service . Support requests for
information in specific areas related to food safety in a variety of
formats. Use standardized procedures to search NAL and other databases to
obtain reports of completed research, and data on ongoing projects.
Outreach/Promotion. Supports outreach for food
safety program to target audiences locally and nationally through social
media, traditional media, partnership development, conference
participation, educational, Internet, and other relevant information
systems. Identify ways to promote new research and analytic reports from
the Library to target audiences.
Qualifications & Knowledge Requirements:
- Degree in food safety/food
science with at least 3 years of experience leading projects.
- Experience with database
management and web development.
- An understanding and
experience with the research process and information flow in the food
safety research community including knowledge of data collection,
evaluation, and analysis methods needed to synthesize comments from
users and conceptualize, plan and evaluate information programs,
products and services.
- Skill in preparing analytical
reports and other written documents presenting facts, issues, and
- Ability to plan, organize and
manage projects, operations and resources.
- Ability to organize thoughts
and to express them clearly and concisely in both written and oral
- Master degree in food
- Broad professional knowledge,
skills and abilities in the field of food safety/food science.
Medical Science &
Computing is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or
protected Veteran status.