Kelly/NIH Scientific Reviewer

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Kelly Government Solutions is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers. Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Kelly Government Solutions offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world. We are currently seeking a Scientific Reviewer with the National Institutes of Health in, Maryland.

Scope:

The purpose of this position is to support the NIGMS Scientific Review Branch (SRB) as a NIGMS Scientific Reviewer.

Specific Qualifications:

Certifications & Licenses – Ph.D.

Field of Study – Chemistry – Biochemical Sciences – Biology – Microbiology – Molecular Biology – Neuroscience – Genetics – Biomedical Engineering – Pharmacology – Physiology – Community and Public Health

Software – Outlook – QVR – Microsoft Teams – Microsoft office

Skills – Communication Skills (oral and written) – Scientific Writing and Editorial Skills – Peer review process for grants.

Tasks:

Performs administrative review of research grant applications.

Complete the administrative review of grant applications for completeness and compliance with the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Interact and coordinate review activities with SRB staff such as preparing review meeting materials and accomplishing tasks in an orderly and efficient manner.

Provide application, reviewer and meeting specific recommendations for consideration by the Scientific Review Officer and staff.

As requested, correspond with potential reviewers and complete recruitment of the review panel. Implement administrative flexibilities under supervision of the SRB Section Chief, for example, by managing the process of splitting Special Emphasis Panels (SEPs), if needed.

Schedule review meetings; prepare materials for reviewers.

Identifies specific areas of expertise for peer review panel, searches databases and resources and prepares lists of potential reviewers .

Evaluate grant applications to identify areas of expertise required for peer review.

Prepare clearly written meeting documents and materials that contain accurate information such as deadlines, review policy and materials and instructions for reviewers.

Prepares preliminary drafts of summary statements.

Use systems such as Committee Management (CMM), Peer Review, QVR, and Internet Assisted Review (IAR) to perform review related tasks such as adding reviewers to rosters, enabling reviewers, preparing summary statements, adding meeting and post-submission material, and setting up meeting phases. Work with the review meeting’s SRO/Designated Federal Official (DFO) to ensure an appropriate understanding of the review meeting status and topics that need special attention, such managing reviewer attendance, late critiques and preliminary scores, potential Conflict of Interests (COIs), reviewer assignments and workload, and issues that may impact the discussion order of applications. Drafts Resume/Summary of Discussion based on discussion notes from the meeting. Formats critiques to SRB standard practices.

Validates and enters information into databases.

Collaborate with staff on the preparation and evaluation (pre-publication) of NOFOs to ensure internal NIGMS and SRB consistency and adherence to both NIH policy and NIGMS programmatic requirements. Work with staff on the entry of reviewer and meeting data into the CMM, Peer Review, QVR, and IAR Systems.

Identifies involved persons who must be on a conflict-of-interest list and identifies deficiencies which must be addressed prior to review . Assess reviewers against applications for potential conflicts of interest.

Attends peer review meetings to take notes for use when preparing final summary of documentation of meeting proceedings. Schedule and facilitate pre-review meetings to orient reviewers and NIH staff to policy, procedures, expectations, and requirements of the review meeting.

Obtains written critiques from reviewers.

Upload appropriate critique template to match the NOFO specified review criteria (if applicable).

Set deadlines in IAR for reviewers to submit critiques and monitor their receipt.

Follow up with assigned reviewers to ensure they meet critique submission deadlines.

Monitor IAR during the Edit phase to encourage reviewers to submit updated critiques.

Evaluates incoming reviews for completeness and accuracy.

Complete additional actions and requests related to application review such as late application submissions, acceptance of post-submission materials.

Analyzes scientific content of grant applications. Stay abreast of scientific advances in relevant fields and laws, regulations, and policies related to COI, review criteria, human subject’s protections and inclusion, animal welfare, and other relevant factors related to NIH peer review.

Mentors and trains staff on scientific peer review processes and procedures.

Mentors and coaches peer reviewers in the performance of reviews.

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Kelly Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kelly’s Human Resource Knowledge Center. Kelly complies with the requirements of California’s state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.

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