Associate Director, Merit Review
United States, D.C., Washington
1828 L Street Northwest (Show on map)
|February 22, 2024
Associate Director, Merit Review
1333 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, District of Columbia
Staffing Advisors has been exclusively retained by Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute ("PCORI") to conduct a search for an Associate Director, Merit Review PCORI is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested candidates may send resumes to: Aileen Hedden at with "PCORI - Associate Director, Merit Review #2023-2805 CW" as the subject of the email.
Please do not contact PCORI directly; all resumes sent to PCORI will be routed to Staffing Advisors for handling and will create delays.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. PCORI is committed to continually seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work.
Under the direction of the Director, Merit Review, the Associate Director (AD), Merit Review, is responsible for managing a team of Merit Review staff as they plan, coordinate, and execute all aspects of the comprehensive scientific and technical review of applications submitted for PCORI funding. The Associate Director, Merit Review, is responsible for ensuring that Merit Review Officers (MROs) and merit review team staff adhere to PCORI policies and standard operating procedures for conducting a fair, scientifically rigorous and consistent merit review of received applications.
The Associate Director, Merit Review, is also responsible for assisting the Director to: ensure the MROs and the MR team staff are aware of and adheres to review timelines, complete review tasks and create deliverables on time; plan and implement high-quality, fair, and objective multi-stakeholder reviews; recruit and train patients, stakeholders, and other experts for review panels; disseminate merit review information to program staff; train staff on merit review policies and procedures; and help prepare pre- and post-review documents and materials for use by applicants, merit review panel members and Science/Engagement programs.
These duties require close collaboration with other PCORI business units and departments. The incumbent will handle complex tasks with substantial independent responsibility, balancing multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities. Position requires the ability to work actively with multiple internal stakeholders and address multiple viewpoints.
Duties and Responsibilities
Incumbent(s) in this position may be required to perform other duties and special assignments not specifically stated above.
Statements outlined in this section are designated as essential job functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Conflict of Interest.
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PCORI's Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
PCORI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity both internal and external to the workplace. You can learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion . All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.