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Science Writer

Company: Medical Science
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:


We are currently searching for a Science Writer to provide support to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is a full-time position with MSC, and it is on-site in Bethesda, MD.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Research, develop, and generate standard and custom reports from various human capital systems. Assist customers with workforce management system ad hoc reporting tools (i.e., workforce management system report builder). Generate customized datasets for unique ad hoc report requests.
  • Write recommendation memos and other justification documents for scientific positions.
  • Collaborate with scientific and administrative leadership on policy interpretation and implementation.
  • Work products and documents related to providing recommendations guidance on Title 42 and policies, procedures, and requirements at meetings with senior level and program level managers, and via telephone and email.
  • Provide advice and guidance to Case Development Specialists on PI retirements.
  • Provide coverage of case work for Case Development Specialists as needed.
  • Prepare a wide variety of briefing materials and complex scientific summaries on a broad range of diseases and research areas.
  • Develop specialized materials covering highly complex subject matter areas for various purposes and audiences.
  • Provide advice and conduct reviews of multiple materials prepared by other DIR division staff.
  • Develop scientific and technical materials regarding DIRs research programs and activities as well as scientific accomplishments.
  • Perform business analysis of personnel action tracking tools and determine next steps.
  • Identify tools/software to improve operations in committee and meeting management area.
  • Draft and review award nominations.
  • Draft and review memos and salary benchmarks in support of T42, T38 and SBRS appointments, conversions, and pay adjustments.
  • Review Livelink workflows to provide quality assurance for appointments, conversions, and pay adjustments.
  • Draft memos and analyze workforce data in support of special projects.
  • Provide advice and guidance to Case Development Specialist on policies related to personnel authorities.


  • Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or related scientific discipline.
  • Three years of relevant writing and editing experience in a relevant field of science strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of principles of immunologic research or biomedical preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills and ability to collect, analyze, and present data.
  • Advanced MS Office application skills.
  • Experience supporting Director-level staff.
  • Ability to apply scientific expertise and knowledge of biomedical research methods.
  • High degree of initiative and personal judgment.
  • Familiarity with the NIH organizational structure, its goals, objectives, programs, and policies desired.


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.

Keywords: Medical Science, Bethesda , Science Writer, Other , Bethesda, Maryland

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