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Job Title:Health Science Adminstrator - NIGMS-DE

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:NIH-NIGMS-DE-13-867399

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$74,872.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 to Tuesday, April 30, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0601-12/14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Bethesda, MD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview.

If you have experience providing scientific leadership and guiding quality research and training in such areas as developmental genetics, the genetics of physiological adaptation and chromatin biology then consider joining the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), Division of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Developmental and Cellular Processes Branch. You will be responsible for planning, directing, and evaluating program activities in the areas of cell growth and differentiation, including intracellular signaling pathways. For more information see http://www.nigms.nih.gov/ .

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.

DUTIES:

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Major duties of a Health Scientist Administrator in this position are:

1.    Serves as a Health Scientist Administrator responsible for providing technical leadership and guidance in the areas of cell growth and differentiation.

2.    Identifies and formulates program needs to achieve an integrated and responsive effort in the assigned area.

3.    Performs scientific and administrative reviews and analyses of applications/proposals from a programmatic viewpoint.

4.    Organizes and conducts workshops, conferences, symposia or similar activities to foster the aims of the Branch and Division to facilitate communication among investigators.

5.    Advises on the status of progress and emerging directions of research in the assigned program area.

6.    Facilitates communication and collaborative efforts with other components of the Institute and Agency in the assigned area of responsibility.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirement:

A) Completed all of the 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) Completed a 4-year course of study in an accredited college/university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree, with major study in an academic field of the health or health-related research AND have at least one (1) year of qualifying progressively responsible experience that is qualitatively equivalent to that acquired in meeting all the requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree), including the dissertation.

AND

One (1) year of independent health research beyond the doctoral degree and one (1) year of health research program administration experience.

 

In addition to the above basic requirement, for the GS-12 level, you must have:

Academic Environment - Experience serving as a principal investigator or equivalent on a grant or contract which may include institutional grant support or foundation funds, but should have been obtained competitively; independent research as evidenced by the development of a research project, and primary authorship of research publications in peer-reviewed journals; held position of Instructor, Assistant Professor, or equivalent;

OR

Intramural Environment - Independent research, as evidenced by the development of research projects, and primary authorship of research publications in peer-reviewed journals; evidence of responsibility for significant aspects of laboratory/research unit (at least 3 years postdoctoral research); held position of Staff Fellow, Senior Staff Fellow, Research Associate, or equivalent;

OR

Private Sector - conceptualization and implementation of a research project, primary authorship on internal research reports or patients and/or publications in peer-reviewed journals; held position of Research Scientist or equivalent;

OR

You have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service obtained in the public sector performing the following types of review or program tasks:  review for completeness applications for research grants or contracts; study scientific literature in order to place the proposed research project in its relationship to the research being done in the subject matter area; respond to issues and concerns about specific applications or proposals pertaining to assigned program areas.

 

In addition to the above basic requirement, for the GS-13 level, you must have:

Academic Environment - Experience in the management of significant independent research projects (analogous to an R01 and R29 grant) and supervision of graduate researchers or technicians; publications in referred journals, presenting published work to scientific organizations and teaching graduate level courses in biomedical/behavioral or health-related disciplines; served as a reviewer on peer-review panels or journals; held position of Assistant or Associate Professor, or equivalent.

OR

Intramural Environment - Responsibility for multiple scientific projects, supervising graduate researchers or technicians; publications in referred journals, presenting published work to scientific organizations and teaching graduate level courses in biomedical/behavioral or health-related disciplines; served as a reviewer on peer-reviewed panels or journals; held position of Research Scientist (permanent position), Section Chief, or equivalent.

OR

Private sector (profit/non-profit) experience with evidence of increasing responsibility in research or administration within the company; held position of Senior Research Scientist/Project Manager, or equivalent.

OR

One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service obtained in the public sector performing the following types of review or program tasks:  review of the technical and scientific merit of applications and proposals received requesting grant or contract funds; provide advice in program planning, solicitation, and evaluation to perform day-to-day administrative functions related to research grants and inter-agency agreements supporting research projects in your scientific area; identify 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.

 

In addition to the above basic requirement, for the GS-14 level, you must have:

Academic Environment - Served as an appointed member of a scientific peer-review panel or editorial board; held the position of Associate Professor, Professor, or equivalent.

OR

Intramural Environment - Responsibility for at least two concurrent research projects with separate staff and budgets and supervising doctoral level staff; held position of Section Chief or equivalent for at least two (2) years.

OR

Responsibility in private sector (profit/non-profit) research or administration within the company; held position of Senior Research Scientist/Project Manager, or equivalent.

OR

One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service obtained in the public sector performing the following types of review or program tasks:  organize and conduct 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; manage the initial scientific and administrative review of center grant, program project grant, and training grant applications, as well as research project applications submitted in response to requests for applications, multi-center clinical trial applications, and contract proposals assigned to the program area; plans, advises, and evaluates program activities for a portfolio of research project, research program and other grants/awards, cooperative agreements, and/or contracts in the assigned program area and the discovery, development, and evaluation of associated prevention and therapeutic strategies; review and evaluate periodic and interim progress reports to determine effectiveness of support and achievement of objectives; recommend funding plans for initiatives; establish 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.

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.

Click here to view vacancy questions: View Assessment Questions

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, April 30, 2013, to be considered.


BENEFITS:

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The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information.

OTHER INFORMATION:

 

PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should also apply online to this announcement in order to receive consideration.

 

This position requires overnight travel that might be up to one night per month.

 

A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/ placement.

 

NIH may repay certain outstanding Federally-insured student loans to facilitate the recruitment and retention of highly qualified people. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.

 

A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee’s entrance on duty. The use of this service credit incentive is at the discretion of the selecting official and service credit is granted only for a position deemed hard-to-fill.

 

If selected, you will be required to complete Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450 to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This information is required annually.

 

Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement. The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers. The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.

HOW TO APPLY:

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Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application.   You must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:

  • Your Resume (Please provide sufficient details in your resume to enable us to determine if you meet the requirement for qualifying experience (as stated in the Qualifications section) and to support your answers to the online questionnaire.   Providing insufficient details in your resume may result in a lower or ineligible rating.)  
  • A complete Assessment Questionnaire, View Assessment Questions.
  • Other required supporting documents (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)
  • If you would prefer to submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) for consideration, you may submit a skeletal online resume and Fax your CV.   Submission of a resume/CV alone IS NOT a complete application.   You must complete the online questionnaire that will appear when you begin your application on USAJOBS.   (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)

To begin the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button at the bottom of this screen to log in to your existing USAJOBS account or to create an account if you do not already have one.

  • Follow the prompts to complete the Assessment Questionnaire. Please ensure you click the "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the process.
  • To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, you must use the fax coversheet found at http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf .    Include the vacancy announcement number for the job to which you are applying, 867399.   Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you have questions or require reasonable accommodation during the application process,  please contact the HR staff member listed below.   If you cannot apply online, these are the steps to follow:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203-FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
  3. In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.
  4. Fax the completed 1203-FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

If you have difficulties with hearing and are seeking assistance, please call a relay operator at 1-800-735-2258 or visit Maryland Relay or AT&T Relay.

For technical difficulties, contact HR Systems Support between 8 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday at 301-451-1436 or hrsystemssupport@mail.nih.gov.

Additional Information on How to Apply

Information on Reasonable Accommodation

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select "My Applications", and click on the "more information" link under the application status for this position.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following information must be received by 11:59pm ET on the closing date of the announcement, Tuesday, April 30, 2013.  

  1. Resume via USAJOBS.
  2. Responses to online questionnaire.
  3. If applicable, supporting documentation (including DD214 to support Veterans' Employment, CTAP/ICTAP, Schedule A, or other information requested in the announcement such as transcripts). To ensure your information is secure, please block out any Social Security numbers (SSNs). Clean copies may be requested if you are hired.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Karen M. Harris
Phone: (301)435-5714
Email: HARRISK@MAIL.NIH.GOV
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
2115 E Jefferson St
Bethesda, MD
20892

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Within 15 business days of the closing date, Tuesday, April 30, 2013, you may check your status online at USAJOBS We will update your status after each key stage in the application process has been completed.

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Job Announcement Number:

NIH-NIGMS-DE-13-867399

Control Number:

341227100