Transferable Skills

Managing Up/Down as a Deputy Branch Chief (Scientific Review Officer) in Public Sector

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

Scientific review officers are expected to manage subject matter experts participating in peer review panels, but have no formal authority over these individuals. This requires a delicate balance of deference to experts in their fields and management of their participation in the panel.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Ability to manage others
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Negotiating difficult conversations
  • Seeking advice from advisors and mentors
  • Training and mentoring individuals

Upcoming Events


Manage Up: Using the Interview to Avoid a Toxic Position

Date: October 6, 2022
Time: 1:30 - 3 p.m. PT

Getting feedback on your faculty application materials

Date: October 10, 2022
Time: 1 - 4 p.m. PT

Assess yourself: How inclusive are you at work/in the lab?

Date: October 11, 2022
Time: 12 - 1:30 p.m.