Scientific Writer Behavioral and Social Sciences

Bethesda, Maryland
Jun 05, 2022
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

We are currently looking for a Technical Writer to support the NIH OD. This position is located in Bethesda MD.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Research, write and edit scientific and technical information in a variety of formats, including articles, blog posts, factsheets, one-pagers, brochures, presentations and speeches, workshop summaries, reports, briefing materials, press releases, content for digital media in online and print format
  • Assist program and project managers draft and edit scientific documentation related to research and operational projects
  • Prepare summaries, reports, dashboards, and presentations on results of literature reviews to researchers and staffs
  • Critically review draft documents, synthesize comments, and incorporate appropriate comments from other reviewers into successive drafts to prepare final documents
  • Prepare letters, memoranda, reports, agendas, abstracts, protocols, and laboratory announcements for internal distribution
  • Research, write and edit technical reports of original research specifications, findings, and conclusions for submission to administrative, legislative, and regulatory review
  • Prepare technical summaries of proposed, ongoing, or concluded research projects and studies for circulation within and among scientific elements within the government
  • Assess proposed and ongoing programs, projects and studies and conduct literature reviews to support researchers and study staff inform, guide, validate, refute, etc. findings and conclusions
  • Compile and organize primary research data from research conducted and develop tabular and graphical representations of the data
  • Use Reference Manager Software to place references into the text, with style and formatting appropriate for the journal
  • Coordinate with senior executives to prepare outline and collect and assemble into annual reports
  • Collect and assemble source materials into succinct response to research and operational audit requests
  • Review and provide comment on the scientific and technical accuracy of a variety of reports, presentations, and correspondence
  • Review and provide edits to a variety of external communication and informational materials to ensure scientific and technical accuracy and completeness
  • Assist researchers develop scientific and technical documentation, providing insights, guidance, and recommendations to improve products
  • Advise researchers and staff on the appropriate type of documentation or informational materials to create based on needs and requirements.
  • Proofread all documents (drafts and final forms) for scientific and technical accuracy and completeness prior to submitting them for review and approval or acceptance
  • Cross-check original and referenced data and verify cited content from source documents and perform originality reviews or all scientific and technical writing
  • Provide expert advice for general health and science communications activities that involve content creation for health communication and outreach projects, scientific and technical publication, promotional materials, and online events
  • Design and implement a publications program that enhances development and dissemination of information about the Institute’s research programs activities and outcomes
  • Research, repackage and share among research and operational staff best practices, tips, and practices for improving the quality and consistency of scientific and technical writing





  • Master’s degree in General Social Sciences, Communications, Community and Public Health, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science and Government or related field
  • At least 5-7 years of experience
  • Scientific writing
  • Social and Behavioral Science
  • Technical Writing
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Microsoft Office
Company Description

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


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