Scientific Review Officer (Part Time On Call)

Clearance Level
Scientific Review
Remote, Working from the USA
Key Skills For Success

Grant Research

Life Science

Project Management

Research Grants

Scientific Reviews

REQ#: RQ170879
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Pipeline
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work alongside federal civilian agencies. Make an impact by providing services that help the government ensure the well being of U.S. citizens.

Job Description

GDIT assists federal, state and private grant-funding agencies helping them identify the most promising research projects to fund by conducting a fair and thorough assessment of scientific merit by a panel of expert reviewers.  GDIT has the capability of working with a diverse portfolio of research programs including multiple cancer research areas (e.g.  breast, prostate, lung, kidney), neurosciences (e.g. autism, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, epilepsy) and areas of interest in military health (e.g. traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, psychological health, orthopedics) plus educational research. 

The proper conduct of peer review is the foundation of sound grant funding decisions. We are currently seeking Scientific Review Officers (SROs) to join our team. As an SRO you will work remotely on an intermittent basis, helping identify qualified reviewers who have relevant subject matter expertise. Also, SROs help manage the peer review process so the reviewers consistently apply the program's review criteria to all applications.

To remain in good standing on the team SROs will typically work a minimum of 3-4 Peer Review projects per year. High performers may work on up to 9-10 Peer Review projects. Billable hours for each Peer Review project will vary depending on the size and complexity of the assignment.

SRO positions are home-based with flexible hours but may require travel to peer review meetings as needed (each meeting may require up to a 4-day travel commitment). Candidates should not have a current research grant or be applying for research grants. Suitable candidates for this position include researchers recently retired from an academic and/or government scientific career and current faculty from teaching academic institutions as this is a part time on call position on a long-term basis.

•    Recruits qualified reviewers regarding the subject matter expertise required by the panel and meet the overall criteria outlined by the client
•    Provides appropriate guidance and instruction to reviewers regarding relevant review policies, guidelines, and criteria, and monitors critiques preparation and submission by reviewers. Monitors conflicts of interest issues
•    Administrates and facilitates peer review meetings following established policies
•    Prepares the documentation outlining the outcomes of the peer review process

Required Qualifications
•    Possess an MD, DVM and/or PhD degree
•    Have 5+ years of work experience after postdoctoral work 
•    Demonstrate outstanding verbal and writing skills and a meticulous attention to detail
•    Show ability to troubleshoot problems and find quick solutions while adhering to established policies
•    Have the flexibility in your overall work schedule to address urgent issues immediately without delays

Desired qualifications
•    Have 10+ years of work experience after postdoctoral work
•    Be a veteran or civilian with prior (not current) experience in a Military Treatment Facility (MTF) or DoD Laboratory
•    Possess clinical work experience

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Work Requirements
Years of Experience

5 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Travel Required

Less than 10%

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely hourly rate for this position is between $44.39 - $74.14. 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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About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

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.