The NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) has a new position: Scientific Review Officer (SRO) at the NIH Center for Scientific Review!
Please share the announcement below within your network. You may have colleagues and network members who are considering a career change and specifically, a career within the NIH. This is a perfect opportunity. Please encourage them to apply.
Why should one leave research for a federal position like this?
- It’s a career through which you can have a tremendous positive impact on the scientific community. Peer review is the foundation for NIH funding and the system depends on highly skilled, expert SROs to identify appropriate expertise, ensure that the review is unbiased and that assessments are based on the established review criteria.
- A good work-life balance. The work can be done in 40 hours a week. You can make an impact and have time for your family and personal pursuits.
- Flexible working conditions include telework or remote work; relocation to the DC area is not required.
- Excellent benefits in terms of retirement, health insurance, and leave. SROs enter as either a GS-13 or GS-14 (2021 pay table).
- The Center for Scientific Review is a collegial place to work and offers many opportunities for career development and advancement within the center. It’s also relatively easy to move to other NIH Institutes and Centers, if that is where your interests lead you.
- CSR’s specialization in review and the Center’s large, diverse workforce provides a rewarding work environment ― the breadth of science covered at CSR spans all of NIH.
Please note that a 10-day opening is standard; we hope for applications fromdiverse applicants coming from a variety of scientific backgrounds and careers.
If you have questions about the application process or life as an SRO, please contact Dr. Kristin Kramer (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director of the Office of Communications & Outreach, CSR. Current SROs, Dr. Vanessa Boyce (email@example.com) and Dr. Raul Rojas (firstname.lastname@example.org) are also available to answer your questions. We also recently held a Q & A on the SRO position and application process, which you can view here.