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This position is located in the Office of Program Planning, Operations, and Scientific Information (OPPOSI), Office of the Director (OD), Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation (DAIT) in Bethesda, Md.  DAIT is the lead extramural Division responsible for immune-mediated diseases as well as immunology of biodefense and medical countermeasures against radiological and nuclear threats. 


If selected for this position, you will perform the following duties:

Serve as key advisor to the DAIT Director, Deputy Director, and Branch Chiefs on controversial, complex, or unprecedented matters relating to the management and operations of the DAIT and to scientific programs.

Responsible for advice and assistance to the DAIT Director and Deputy Director in coordinating, integrating and communicating long-range scientific goals and strategies for the Division. 

Ensure the provision of administrative and technical support for DAIT grants and contracts; evaluations of the Programs’ determinations on responsiveness of applications and their timely submission to DEA; and coding of grants and updating and maintenance of related databases.

Interact and coordinate program planning and evaluation activities with DAIT Branch Chiefs and other appropriate NIAID staff, as required and serve as point of contact regarding program planning and evaluation and legislative activities

Serve on various DAIT, NIAID, or NIH working groups and committees focused on improving procedures, policies, and communications with respect to program planning, evaluation, and reporting. 

Direct and oversee the preparation, review and approval of all DAIT Requests for Applications (RFAs), Program Announcements (PAs), or Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) for all approved research concepts/initiatives.  

Oversee the development and preparation of briefing materials for NIH and NIAID Directors, including appropriations issue briefs in response to Congressional report language or controversial issues that may be raised at hearings; testimony and other documents in preparation for Congressional hearings on NIH/NIAID research programs, diseases, or other areas of particular interest to Congress; descriptive information on key Division activities, programmatic accomplishments, and scientific advances; and DAIT responses to proposed legislation.