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Scientific Reviewer

Employer
Medical Science & Computing
Location
Bethesda, MD
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Sector
Science
Organization Type
Corporate
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OverviewWe are currently searching for a Scientific Reviewer to independently provide support services to satisfy the overall operational objectives of the Center for Scientific Review. The primary objective is to provide services and deliverables through performance of support services. This opportunity is part-time, and it is on site in Bethesda, MD.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Assesses organizational need and develops training programs to improve accuracy and performance of peer review processes and procedures
  • Develops training materials, job aids and instructions for use by peer reviewers
  • Mentors and coaches peer reviewers in the performance of reviews
  • Review and prepare written reviews of research grant applications
  • Evaluate incoming applications for completeness and accuracy and assign applications to reviewers
  • Assist with entry of reviewer data into the (CSR) Committee Management system in order to prepare peer review rosters
  • Work with staff to identify and coordinate the participation of reviewers for each application received by CSR
  • Identify and make recommendations for reviewers by matching the expertise of the re-viewer with the specific science contained in the research grant applications
  • Refer applications to identified reviewers; assess reviewers against applications for potential conflicts of interest
  • Serve as liaison between federal staff and reviewers
  • Analyze and assist in validating payment information submitted to the NIH Scientific Review Evaluation Activity SREA Management and Service Center
  • Interact with and coordinate the review activities with appropriate CSR staff
  • Clarify administrative and policy requirements associated with peer review
  • Ensure that high quality written reviews are obtained; obtain written critiques
  • Oversees the coordination of critiques from expert reviewers; evaluate incoming reviews for completeness and accuracy
  • Write and edit summary statements including resume of discussion when needed; attend study section and take note of discussions
  • Provide recommendation for follow up by federal Scientific Review Officer
  • Collaborate with staff to identify and coordinate the participation of reviewers for each application received, including incoming grant applications
  • Identify and select reviewers by matching the expertise of the reviewer with the specific science contained in the research grant applications and recommend potential reviewers
  • Make initial determinations regarding the appropriate assignment of all grants
  • Make assignment decisions and resolve conflicts in assignments based on knowledge of the scientific interests of the Institute
  • Work with collaborating organizations to identify acceptable reviewers for joint protocols
  • Review draft documents and synthesize comments and incorporate appropriate comments from reviewers into final documents
  • Work with staff on entry of reviewer data into the Committee Management system in order to prepare peer review rosters
  • Analyze and assist in validating payment information submitted to the NIH Scientific Review Evaluation Activity SREA Management and Service Center
  • Determine appropriate meeting type; face-to-face, teleconference, Internet-Assisted meeting, etc.
  • Assess reviewers against applications for potential conflicts of interest
  • Represent and gather information at meetings to report back to the branch
  • Organize and plan face-to-face review meetings; prepare materials for reviewers; interact with staff
  • Obtain, evaluate and coordinate written critiques from expert reviewers
  • Elicit final recommendations and decisions on dispensation at the end of each review
  • Ensure that reviewers and committee members are provided with adequate opportunities to present their major critiques
  • Proofread, clarify and edit reviews, summaries and reports
  • Identify the administrative and the scientific issues in the grant applications or contract proposals
  • Ensure that summary statements and technical evaluation reports are compiled and edited to produce high quality documents
  • Provide scientific and technical assistance and consultation
  • Maintains relationships with professional and scientific associations and academic institutions to identify emerging trends and develops in scientific peer review
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Requirements Skills
  • Excellent Written and Oral Communication
  • Microsoft Office
Qualifications
  • Minimum Education: PhD Degree in Biology, Miscellaneous Health Medical Professions, or General Medical and Health Services
  • At least 1-2years of specialized experience
Company DescriptionDovel Technologies and its Family of Companies (Medical Science & Computing and Ace Info Solutions) was acquired in October 2021.

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