Job Overview


This position is located in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Division of Extramural Activities, Scientific Review Program in Bethesda, MD.

This position serves as Branch Chief for the Scientific Review Branch and is responsible for overall scientific and administrative management.


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

  • Plan, assign, and direct the work to be accomplished, insuring timely performance of satisfactory amounts and quality of work.

  • Review work performance standards; evaluate performance; interview and make selections; make decisions on training; hear and resolve grievances and complaints; implement ways to streamline operations and increase productivity.

  • Advise the Director on research program direction and on new developments and advancements in the areas of research that affect the Branch.

  • Responsible for overall management and performance of the SEP Review committees and as such ensure timely review of competing grant applications and contract proposals assigned to the respective SEP review committees.

  • Provide valuable input to the Director in the development of review policies and procedures for both grants and contracts in accordance with NIAID policies and in their modifications, as necessary, to conform to standard NIH policies.
  • Supervise and provide policy guidance on all aspects of the research and training grant review processes of the NIAID.
  • Assure that a uniform interpretation of the grant review policies and procedures is provided to applicants and consultant groups.

  • Represent the NIAID in review matters of mutual interest and as requested serve as a member of the NIH committees concerned with improving the review of grant applications and contract proposals.

  • Establish and maintain ties with the scientific community through professional visits to educational and research institutions, hospitals, foundations, etc.

  • Attend and make presentations at national scientific meetings and conferences to provide information on NIAID’s extramural processes including peer review policies and procedures.