My duties as scientific review officer include managing Special Emphasis Panel reviews. I use my scientific expertise and communication and interpersonal skills to:
- analyze the scientific content of grant applications;
- identify the scientists invited to serve on scientific review groups and assign the applications each panel member will review;
- organize and run peer review meetings to assess the scientific and technical merit of grant applications; and
- provide applicants with a succinct written summary explaining how the review committee viewed the applications.