The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for an Associate Peer Review Manager in our National Center office located in Dallas, TX .
In this role, you will be responsible for sourcing, recruiting, and developing volunteer peer reviewers (400-600 annually) to participate in research program grant application reviews. The Associate Peer Review Manager researches the volunteers background in order to match scientific field of expertise to the appropriate program review committee. You will also identify and appoint the chair and co-chair for each of 15 – 18 committees per 6-month review cycle. Additional responsibilities include:
- Reviews research program award applications (1,000+ per manager) and assigns to appropriate committee for review. Collects, and tracks reviewer expertise, analyzes primary and secondary conflicts of interest, and assigns applications to reviewers.
- Acts as peer review process resource in order to ensure compliance with AHA policy on research programs and peer review. Develops committee review schedules, meeting calendar, critique deadlines and manages workflow from applicant through committee to award notification and evaluation.
- Prepares materials, technology and agenda for committee meetings. Facilitates committee review and recommendation process. Works with committee chairs and co-chairs to consolidate reviews and recommendations. Edits reviewer critiques (3 per application) and provides evaluation to applicant.
- Prepares and maintains peer review committee(s) expenses, contributed services, and award budgets. Ensures compliance of award budget (awards range from $50 – 250 K each). Prepares reconciliation and audit reports.
- Manages project workflow, assignments, timelines, and final deadlines. Distributes communication of scheduled activities and tracks attendance and assignments.
- Minimum of five (5) years professional experience with and understanding of scientific research programs.
- Advanced planning, scheduling, and volunteer management skills.
- Prior experience working with committee review process.
- Demonstrated ability to prepare written and presentation communications.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
- Must be able to travel overnight approx. 10% of the time.
Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:
- Prior experience reviewing research program applications.