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This position is located in the Division of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (DAIDS) which is responsible for a global research portfolio designed to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. DAIDS accomplishes this through planning, implementing, managing, and evaluating programs in: 1) fundamental basic laboratory research, 2) discovery and development of therapies and treatment strategies for HIV infection and its complications through basic research and clinical trials, and 3) discovery and development of vaccines, topical microbicides, and other prevention strategies through basic research and clinical trials. For more information, visit


If selected for this position, you will be responsible for:

  • Conducting short and long term planning, program development, policy and program analysis, and program evaluations.
  • Serving as an analyst and independently or as part of a team, plan, manage, and/or evaluate large public health program(s), projects, and/or study activities.
  • Collecting and interpreting data and information from a variety of sources and preparing recommendations accordingly. Manage complex public health contracts, grants, awards, and/or cooperative agreements.
  • Responding to inquiries and writing issue and background papers, a variety of reports, program policies, proposals, and other substantive program documentation. Preparing and making presentations. Serving as liaison, committee member, or similar point of contact with internal and external representatives.

If you are selected at the GS-09 or GS-11 level, you will essentially perform the same duties as the full performance level described above, however duties are less complex and will be performed under closer supervision with more detailed guidance.