Technical Service Reviewer – Funding

  • Negotiable
  • Contract
  • Anywhere
  • Posted 9 months ago

Our Client who is a National Funding Agency is seeking a Technical Service reviewer to join their team.  Based in Dublin City Centre, this role will allow you to gain valuable experience and insight through supporting the review process for a key funding initiative and offers a great opportunity to work in Ireland’s leading health research funder. International peer reviewers play a vital role in setting standards and in benchmarking our scientific community to enable them to operate in a global context.

This role will see you become part of the team involved in the search for international scientific experts. Being part of this team you will be required to review scientific proposals which have been received for two schemes that will attract a large number of applications and in turn would involve you, as part of the team, following up on those applications and engaging as part of the review,  with up to 1,000 reviewers.  These proposals will relate to applications for  Post-Doctoral fellowship schemes and Clinician Scientist Fellowships.

Some of the tasks to be conducted within this peer review service include the following:

  • Review applications to the schemes and obtain written feedback from international peer reviewers.
  • Identify specialist and expert reviewers through a process of detailed analysis using online databases such as Cochrane Library, Science Direct or Biomed Experts.
  • Evaluate thoroughly and identify any conflicts of interests prior to engaging with potential reviewers
  • Use the Grants Electronic Management System (GEMS) to input and maintain relevant record keeping and tracking of process

It is essential that candidates who apply for this role have the following experience:

 A primary and post-graduate degree (MSc at a minimum) in a health-related discipline, preferably with a PhD in either

  • clinical,
  • health services or
  • population health research

 You will also:

  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Have a high standard of database/CRM experience
  • Apply attention to detail and the ability to work to tight deadlines



This is a 14-week Contract position, with a pro-rata salary for this period based on an annual salary of €47,789 you must be available to commence, if successful, no later than 21st October 2019.

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