Contributing Editor, MSMR (Part-time)

Clearance Level
Remote, Based in USA

REQ#: RQ107625

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: NACLC (T3)
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT. We take pride in providing our clients with the data they need to make important decisions that impact the world around us.

As a Contributing Editor, supporting the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Division (AFHSD) of the Defense Health Agency (DHA), you will support the Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR).

In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Reviewing and providing substantive feedback for all manuscripts submitted to the MSMR
  • Proofreading and editing MSMR manuscripts prior to publication
  • Developing and writing MSMR manuscripts including identification of topics for publication, related literature reviews, development of analysis plans, review of analytic results, and interpretation of results
  • Planning and designing sound epidemiological analyses as the basis for MSMR publication including the creation of standardizing surveillance case definitions
  • Attending weekly MSMR staff meetings to review and discuss publication timelines


  • Master’s in Public Health, Epidemiology or related degree
  • 5 + years of related experience preparing and editing scientific reports and manuscripts
  • Experience writing manuscripts for peer reviewed scientific or medical journals demonstrated through named authorship on published papers
  • Experience serving as a reviewer for at least one peer reviewed scientific or medical journal
  • Experience with military public health
  • Be able to meet deadlines and manage publication timelines
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • US Citizenship and have the ability to obtain a secret clearance


  • MD (Doctor of Medicine) or DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) with board certification  in preventive medicine (PM) or occupational medicine (OM)
  • Prior military service
  • Active Secret clearance
  • Experience with American Medical Association (AMA) Manual of Style


  • 401K with company match
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators
  • Ability to make a real impact on the world around you

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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

The likely hourly rate for this position is between $70.40 - $105.60, this is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary; rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.

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We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.