Science Writer

Bethesda, Maryland
Jan 23, 2022
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

We are currently searching for a Science Writer to provide support services to satisfy the overall operational objectives of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The primary objective is to provide services and deliverables through performance of technical writing support services.  This opportunity is full-time, and it is on site in Bethesda, MD.  





Duties & Responsibilities
  • Drawing from a strong scientific background and general understanding of various biological sciences, the contractor shall draft and review appointment, advertisement outcome, exceptional pay increase, and other personnel action memos and salary benchmark justifications in support of scientific personnel appointments, conversions, and pay adjustments specifically Title 42 and Title 38 Hiring Authority.
  • Develop scientific and technical materials regarding VRCs research programs and activities as well as scientific accomplishments.
  • Develop scientific and technical materials regarding VRCs research programs and activities as well as scientific accomplishments.
  • Develop specialized materials covering highly complex subject matter areas for various purposes and audiences.
  • Collaborate with NIH scientific and administrative leadership on policy interpretation and implementation.
  • Draft and review award nominations.
  • Provide advice to VRC administrative and communications staff on HHS, NIH, and NIAID policies related to scientific personnel actions and hiring authorities.
  • Perform business analyses of personnel actions using tracking tools and determine next steps.








  • Master’s degree in Miscellaneous Biology
  • At least 5 years of experience



Preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrated strong writing, editing and proofreading skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate basic scientific ideas to the general public. 
  • Demonstrated experience in writing scientific manuscripts and reviews.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, specifically Word and Excel.



Due to our contractual requirements and federal orders, including an Executive Order from the White House and an emergency regulation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the position for which you are applying requires that you provide proof of your vaccination status. If you are unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for medical reasons or because of a sincerely held religious belief, you may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement which shall be reviewed after the submission of requested documentation. If an accommodation is granted, the conditions may include weekly testing and masking. All Guidehouse employees also agree to follow any additional health and safety mitigation policies that may be required in the workplace.


Company Description

Dovel Technologies and its Family of Companies (Medical Science & Computing and Ace Info Solutions) was acquired in October 2021.


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies.


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