Scientific Research and Technical Editor

Updated: June 11, 2019
Job ID: 214919
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Scientific Research and Technical Editor to the Consortium of Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) in the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Responsible for reviewing and editing CHAMP’s research-related products, to include scientific funding applications, publications and presentations as well as technical and annual reports.


  1. Reviews and edits technical and annual reports, peer-reviewed manuscripts, scholarly presentations, summaries, scientific briefs, book chapters, abstracts, scientific posters, and other scientific products.
  2. Assists with preparation of PowerPoint slides.
  3. Works closely with scientific researchers in developing scientific products, including funding applications, scientific reports, manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and presentations.
  4. Develops written guidance and policy documents with the Director of Research, Chief Science Officer, and Executive Director.
  5. Ensures that the CHAMP annual report has logically sound structure and clear key concepts.
  6. Reviews and edits high-level briefs and presentations to Sponsors and/or DoD committees.
  7. Reports directly to the Director of Research.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of scientific research norms and processes, demonstrate critical thinking and logical reasoning skills, attention to details, ability to manage multiple deadline-oriented tasks, knowledge of statistical concepts, study design and research methodology, ability to follow general instructions, excellent communication and editing skills.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: PhD degree in appropriate discipline.
Minimum Experience: 10+ years of experience in a similar position
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Yes
Work Environment: Office work environment

Background: Eligibility to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC); eligibility to obtain and hold a Public Trust background.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check. 

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer