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Science Writer

Medical Science & Computing , a Dovel company
Westlake, MD
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Dec 1, 2021

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We are currently searching for a Science Writer to provide support services to satisfy the overall operational objectives of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The primary objective is to provide services and deliverables through performance of technical writing support services. This opportunity is full-time, and it is on site in Bethesda, MD.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Drawing from a strong scientific background and general understanding of various biological sciences, the contractor shall draft and review appointment, advertisement outcome, exceptional pay increase, and other personnel action memos and salary benchmark justifications in support of scientific personnel appointments, conversions, and pay adjustments specifically Title 42 and Title 38 Hiring Authority.
  • Develop scientific and technical materials regarding VRCs research programs and activities as well as scientific accomplishments.
  • Develop scientific and technical materials regarding VRCs research programs and activities as well as scientific accomplishments.
  • Develop specialized materials covering highly complex subject matter areas for various purposes and audiences.
  • Collaborate with NIH scientific and administrative leadership on policy interpretation and implementation.
  • Draft and review award nominations.
  • Provide advice to VRC administrative and communications staff on HHS, NIH, and NIAID policies related to scientific personnel actions and hiring authorities.
  • Perform business analyses of personnel actions using tracking tools and determine next steps.




  • Master's degree in Miscellaneous Biology
  • At least 5 years of experience

Preferred qualifications:
  • Demonstrated strong writing, editing and proofreading skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate basic scientific ideas to the general public.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing scientific manuscripts and reviews.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, specifically Word and Excel.

Due to our contractual requirements and federal orders, including an Executive Order from the White House and an emergency regulation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the position for which you are applying requires that you provide proof of your vaccination status. If you are unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for medical reasons or because of a sincerely held religious belief, you may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement which shall be reviewed after the submission of requested documentation. If an accommodation is granted, the conditions may include weekly testing and masking. All Guidehouse employees also agree to follow any additional health and safety mitigation policies that may be required in the workplace.

Company Description
We are a trusted government partner that blends deep domain expertise with advanced technologies to help our customers solve complex problems that improve, protect, and save lives. As a rapidly growing company, we combine entrepreneurial spirit, customer focus, and an outcomes-based approach to support agency missions in health IT, life sciences, public safety, and grants management.

The Dovel Family of Companies offers employees an opportunity to advance beyond a specific role or contract, we offer a path to develop an enriching career. We believe in empowering a culture of innovation, customer success, and employee growth.

What you'll get...
  • Time Off! Flexible schedules and company paid holidays allow you to take the time you need.
  • Investment in YOU! 401(K) company contributions are yours to keep with no waiting period.
  • Choices! Unique healthcare plans to choose from with options like fertility and orthodontia benefits.
  • Discovery! With our tuition assistance and training programs, we support your career advancement.
  • Tax Savings! Enroll in pre-tax Health or Dependent Care Flexible Spending, HSA with company contributions, parking, and/or transit commuter benefits.
  • Support! Working parents and busy professionals - we've got you covered with a supportive culture, confidential Employee Assistance Program and a membership to
  • Perks! Employee discounts, peer recognition programs, company-wide wellness challenges, and fun community events.
  • A Voice! A unique culture where you can influence decisions and have your voice heard.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.
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