Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and 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:
- Worked independently in planning, organizing, and conducting biomedical behavioral health, or health-related research;
- Served effectively in research program administration in these fields; and
- 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.
The background of the applicant 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.
In addition to all the above requirements, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector. Examples of specilaized experience includes: developing one or more funding solicitations and managing grant portfolios to support scientific research; promoting coordination and collaboration among investigators; organizing workshops and developing reports related to programmatic initiatives; providing advice in program planning, solicitation, and evaluation to perform day-to-day administrative functions related to research grants and interagency agreements supporting research projects in your scientific area; identifying and developing new basic, translational and clinical research concepts, projects and initiatives to appropriate advisory groups, and formulating and developing Program Announcements, RFAs, RFPs, or a combination of these, to achieve objectives. Similar experience may have been gained in the following work environments; Academic Environment - held position of Professor and/or Department Chair or equivalent; Intramural Environment - held position of Laboratory Chief or equivalent; Private Sector (Profit/Nonprofit) - evidence of increasing responsibility in research or administration of a small company or a division of a large company; held position of Director of Research or equivalent.
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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 at this time. Instead, submit an SF-50 showing the appointment in this occupational series.
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and Selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:
- Best Qualified for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
- Well Qualified for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
- Qualified for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements
Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.
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If you are a veteran, CTAP or ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links for additional information and required documents:
All such documents MUST be received by 11:59pm ET of the closing date, Tuesday, January 29, 2013, to be considered.