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;
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.
IN ADDITION : You must demonstrate that you 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.
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 the above basic requirement 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.
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.
Responsibility in private sector (profit/non-profit) research or administration within the company; held position of Senior Research Scientist/Project Manager, or equivalent.
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 tasks: managing scientific research programs that include Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR); applying analytical methods and skills that involve extensioin changes in the direction of biomedical research; interaction with academia and government in partnerships to foster development of biomedical products; development of scientific funding initiatives; expertise in select agents policy or research; and/or representing an organization on scientific issues to senior level personnel.