Applicants for all grades must be U.S. Citizens and must meet the requirements described in paragraphs A or B below:
A. Successful completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree), in an accredited college or university, including acceptance of the dissertation, in an academic field of the health or pertinent sciences (i.e. biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, etc.) Allied to health or health related research;or
B. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university, leading to a bachelor's or higher degree, with major study in an academic field of the health or pertinent sciences which have been applied and utilized by the applicant in health or health-related research and, in addition, at least 1 year of qualifying progressively responsible experience; or any equivalent combination of graduate study and research experience in these fields. This education and experience must demonstrate that the applicant has acquired the scientific knowledge, skills and abilities to apply and utilize them successfully in health or health-related research at a level which is the qualitative equivalent of that acquired in meeting all the requirements for the Ph.D. degree (or equivalent doctoral degree), including the dissertation as indicated above. The appropriate doctoral equivalency must be supported by publications in health or health-related research accomplishment in appropriate scientific journals; or other objective evidence in such form that it may be reviewed and evaluated.
Applicants must demonstrate that they have (1) worked independently in planning, organizing, and conducting biomedical behavioral health, or health-related research; (2) served effectively, in research program administration in these fields; and (3) acquired an understanding of the history, interests, internal dynamics, and relationships of organizations in which health research is conducted. This experience may be gained as a principal investigator of a grant or contract, or may otherwise be gained through active involvement in initiating research projects, developing protocols, conducting studies, documenting findings, interpreting results in a published report (journal), supervising staff, and managing the budget.
Your background must show progressively responsible and successful experience (complexity of work in independent research and research program administration), to be eligible for each successively higher grade level. Specific examples of qualifying experience may be found at this link: http://www.jobs.nih.gov/announcement-links/healthadministrator.htm.
GS-12: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Government. Examples of qualifying experience include: serving as a principal investigator or equivalent on a grant or contract which was obtained competitively, beyond the doctor degree; health research program administration; and primary authorship on peer-reviewed research publications, internal research reports or patents.
GS-13: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Government. Examples of qualifying experience include: reviewing the technical and scientific merit of applications and proposals received requesting grant or contract funds; providing advice in program planning, solicitation, and evaluation to perform day-to-day administrative functions related to research grants or interagency agreements supporting research projects in your scientific area; identifying new basic, translational and clinical research concepts, projects and initiatives to appropriate advisory groups and formulate and develop Program Announcements, RFAs, RFPs, or a combination of these, to achieve objectives.
GS-14: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal Government. Examples of qualifying experience include: organizing and conducting workshops, conferences, symposia or similar activities to foster the aims of the program, to facilitate communication among investigators, or to advise on the status of progress and emerging directions of research in the assigned program area; managing the initial scientific and administrative review of center grant, program project grant, or training grant applications, as well as research project applications submitted in response to requests for applications, multicenter clinical trial applications, and contract proposals assigned to the program area; planning, advising, and evaluating program activities for a portfolio of research project, research program and other grants/awards, cooperative agreements, or contracts in the assigned program area and the discovery, development and evaluation of associated prevention and therapeutic strategies; reviewing and evaluating periodic and interim progress reports to determine effectiveness of support and achievement of objectives; recommending funding plans for initiatives; establishing the criteria and standards for a review panel.
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This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education . If you are currently or were previously in this occupation series you do not need to submit transcripts. Instead, submit an SF-50 showing the appointment in this occupational series.
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.
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