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Environmental Peer Review Manager

Eastern Research Group
Lexington, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
May 23, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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Under contract to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), ERG organizes dozens of expert peer reviews of EPA scientific and technical documents, models, tools, and other work products annually. This work involves identifying, contacting, screening, and selecting highly qualified nationally and internationally recognized experts in environmental, public health, scientific, and engineering disciplines; serving as the key point of contact with EPA clients and reviewers; and managing and administrating all aspects of the peer review process. ERG has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated candidate to be mentored into this work in order to assume full responsibility as ERG's Environmental Peer Review Manager. All work associated with this position may be performed in any ERG office or remotely.

For this position, your job duties will include:
With one-on-one training and mentoring by highly experienced ERG team members, become knowledgeable about all aspects of the peer review process.For each peer review project, serve as the ERG lead and point of contact with the client, candidates, and selected reviewers throughout the entire peer review process.Use internet searches and other strategic search procedures to identify qualified peer review candidates.Prepare all key communications, including emails and other materials, based on templates, SOPs, and prior examples.Screen candidates, track submissions, and organize key information.Select reviewers and prepare their contracts.Manage and monitor the review process.For occasional reviews conducted in a workshop format, collaborate with other ERG team members to organize virtual or in-person peer review meetings.Coordinate meeting registration and liaise with meeting participants.Consolidate final written peer reviews into a peer review report.Process reviewer invoices.Work with ERG senior management to troubleshoot any issues when they arise.
The ideal candidate will be highly organized and have:

A bachelor's degree in a scientific, environmental, public health, or related field.3 to 6 years of demonstrated highly relevant experience.The ability to work well independently, with significant autonomy, and as part of a dynamic team in a supportive and collaborative environment.Strong management, coordination, administrative, and problem-solving skills.Excellent interpersonal skills.Strong oral and written communication skills.High standards for quality in all communications and deliverables.An eye for detail and meticulous approach to required processes.Strong time management skills, including the ability to balance multiple tasks and priorities.The ability to work well under pressure, including frequent tight deadlines.MS Office Word and Excel skills.Experience conducting literature and internet searches.Experience working under federal contracts is a plus.
The role of Peer Review Manager will require an average of approximately 20 hours per week. If you would like to work more hours (up to 40 per work), you may also serve as a Task Order Manager (TOM) under a large, very active contract to provide facilitation, mediation, and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services to EPA. Responsibilities and requirements are similar to those described above. Job duties include, for each project, following a defined process to identify and select a qualified ADR practitioner from ERG's roster of practitioners; serving as the key ERG point of contact with the EPA client and the selected practitioner(s); taking full responsibility for all management and administrative tasks throughout the project; monitoring practitioner performance; troubleshooting any issues; and responding to client requests.

Job ID: REMJC0511222A11ERG, as a matter of policy, requires that all its employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have an ERG approved medical or religious exemption.Successful candidates must be committed to working with a diverse and inclusive team.Eastern Research Group, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/DisabilityPlease be aware, the only authentic corporate domain for Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG) is ERG may, on occasion, screen applicants via telephone or video interviews via Teams, Zoom or another type of video platform. However, any candidate extended a job offer will be asked to meet in person with an ERG employee before being asked to provide confidential personal information associated with new employment. COVID-19 HIRING - most hiring processes are currently virtual during the pandemic. All interviews, as well as new hire orientations, will take place via Teams, Zoom or another type of video platform.For applicants that require an accommodation: As a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access ERG's online application process as a result of your disability. Please contact Human Resources via e-mail at or telephone 781-674-7293 to request an accommodation.There's a reason ERGers are so dedicated. We work in a friendly, flexible, inclusive environment with clients who are committed to making the world a better place. We promote and recognize principles of fairness, equity, and social justice in the work we do, partnerships we foster, and culture we value both within and outside of our organization.
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