Scientific Writer/Reviewer

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/16/2022 11:36 AM)
Requisition #
20692
Security Clearance
Secret
FT/PT/On-Call
Full Time
Portal Location : Location
US-VA-Lorton

Responsibilities

Government Client Mission Program Summary:

 

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program works cooperatively with allies and partners to reduce or eliminate WMD threats. The DoD’s CTR Program is implemented by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) in alignment with the 2017 National Security Strategy, 2022 National Defense Strategy, and the DoD Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Strategy. The cooperative nature of the DoD’s CTR activities yields a secondary benefit of strengthening regional alliances, deepening existing partnerships, and attracting new partners.

 

Role Description:   

Noblis is looking for a Scientific Writer/Reviewer to support our Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) team working in CTR’s Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP) department. Responsibilities for the position may include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Develop and manage a technical review process to ensure consistent, high-quality delivery of written products across a multidisciplinary team
  • Maintain a tracking process and schedule for rapid prioritization and review of multiple, concurrent written products at any given time
  • Serve as lead technical reviewer on high priority technical products
  • Coordinate with teammates to ensure deliverables align with client style guides and messaging
  • Advise and train teammates on technical writing and review standards and best practices
  • Develop and implement a knowledge management process to file, readily access, and reuse delivered technical products
  • Serve as daily interface to client Science Manager and provide scientific expertise across scientific domains relevant to cooperative threat reduction
  • Manage Continuous Process Improvement (CPI), including but not limited to:

- Identifying and implementing processes to enhance coordination and communication between teammates to facilitate high-quality delivery

- Regularly assessing quality of received draft products and implementing mitigations where deficiencies are identified

- Collecting, documenting and facilitating execution of Lessons Learned and Best Practices

- Facilitating developing, revising and maintaining A&AS Guides

 

Qualifications

 

Required skills and knowledge:

  • 3 - 10 years (MA/MS or BA/BS degree) or 9 years (No degree)
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in writing and/or reviewing scientific documents and processes
  • DoD SECRET clearance

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working with the U.S. government on areas concerning national security
  • Familiarity with biological or WMD threats
  • Excellent communication, written, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects which includes prioritizing, tracking, attention to detail, follow-up and follow-through to project completion
  • Flexibility/adaptability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Good problem solving skills

Client Engagement

• Begin developing relationships one level up and two levels down. Identify and support opportunities to expand project scope beyond current deliverable and actively share information about clients’ emerging support needs and trends with team members and management.
· Participate on proposals

Overview

With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. Noblis seeks an environment free from COVID-19 and prefers all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  Attestation of vaccination status will be required for employment with Noblis.  Unvaccinated employees may be subject to additional health and safety requirements to include any federal, state and/or client restrictions.

 

Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiaries, Noblis ESI, Noblis MSD and Noblis + Mikros Systems tackle the nation's toughest problems and apply advanced solutions to our clients' most critical missions. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise together in an environment of independence and objectivity to deliver enduring impact on federal missions. Noblis works with a wide range of government clients in the defense, intelligence and federal civil sectors. Learn more at Noblis -About Us

 

Why work at a Noblis company?

Our employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public. Noblis has won numerous workplace awards. Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace.

 

Noblis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race (as well as because of or on the basis of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

 

Noblis is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Noblis will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact employee-relations@noblis.org

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