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Job Title:Medical Officer (Research) - GR- DH

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:NIH-GR-DH-13-928024

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, September 20, 2013 to Sunday, September 29, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0602-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Montgomery County, 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.

Join one of the 24 Institutes and Centers within the NIH that awards extramural grants!  Extramural grants account for approximately 83 percent of NIH's $30 billion budget and are awarded to investigators throughout the U.S. and abroad.  As a Medical Officer (Research) you will stimulate, plan, advise, direct, and evaluate program activities for a portfolio of research projects and programs.  

To learn more about the grants process, types of grant programs, and the peer review process, visit the website for the Office of Extramural Research.  These positions are located in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), within multiple Institutes/Centers or the Office of the Director.

The NIH has a large number of positions to fill in a wide variety of specialty areas. They include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Periodontics
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Prosthodontics
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Therapeutic Radiology
  • Thrombosis
  • Transfusion Medicine
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Asthma
  • Allergy
  • Anesthesiology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cardiology (non-invasive)
  • Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Coagulation Disorders
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Critical Care (Board Certified)
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive Diseases
  • Dermatology
  • Drug Development
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Endodontic
  • Epidemiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Practice – Dentistry
  • General Surgery
  • Genomics
  • Geriatrics
  • Genetics
  • Gerontology
  • Gynecology
  • Hematology
  • Hepatology
  • Hepatitis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hospitalist
  • Homeostatsis
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Family Care
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders
  • Neurology
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Obstetrics

 
























To learn more about Medical Officer positions at the NIH please visit: http://jobs.nih.gov/globalrecruitment/.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Some travel may be required.

DUTIES:

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As a Medical Officer (Research) you will: 

  • Utilize your medical expertise to administer extramural research grants or grants in a major program area
  • Plan, implement, coordinate and evaluate programs, and initiatives in the assigned specialty area of research
  • Administer clinical and basic research projects, including clinical trials, supported by the assigned organization
  • Actively collaborate in the planning, development, implementation, and administration of research and training programs, projects, contracts, conferences, and workshops
  • Establish goals and objectives for the assigned research area and organize efforts to initiate pioneering programs and resolve critical issues involving accomplishment of the research
  • Evaluate the recommendations of peer review programs
  • Work closely with the principal investigator and the awardee institutions as an organizational representative
  • Maintain liaison with investigators, institutions, organizations and other government agencies
  • Provide independent leadership in research, participating in the overall planning, development, and implementation of policies and procedures related to the extramural program

  • QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    Basic Requirements:

    Degree: Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation. [A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed pre-medical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country)].

    To Qualify at the GS-14 Grade Level:

    In order to qualify at the GS-14 level, the applicant must possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-13). Examples of specialized experience include:  planning, directing, and coordinating biomedical clinical research programs tasks and activities, including administrative, regulatory, and scientific matters; evaluating, implementing, and improving the efficiency of administrative and program operations; providing recommendations on innovative ways and means of carrying out aspects of clinical studies; contributing to and reviewing a variety of regular and special reports and presentation materials covering the status of research programs or projects' identifying and formulating overall program needs; identifying research gaps and problem areas; making recommendations for or facilitating new research efforts, clinical studies, clinical trials, or other initiatives required to meet program needs; serving as a Project Officer for contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements comprising basic research, clinical research, or product development. View Assessment Questions


    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.

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

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications. Qualified candidates will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines.  Veteran's Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures. Selections made under this bulletin will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. Current civil service employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the civil service.


    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:

    Physicians Comparability Allowance (PCA) of up to $30,000 per annum may be paid based on the selected physician's assignment, qualifications, experience, and duration of a negotiated service agreement.

    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.

    NCATS & OD (OBSSR) are able to pay relocation expenses. 

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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, 928024. 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.

    NOTE: Faxing paper applications will overwrite your prior online application responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

    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

    We encourage you to verify that your application is complete. Log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The following information must be received by 11:59pm ET on the closing date of the announcement, Sunday, September 29, 2013.  

    1. Resume via USAJOBS.
    2. Responses to online questionnaire.
    3. If applicable, supporting documentation (CTAP/ICTAP, 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:

    Kevin R. Fletcher
    Phone: (301)435-4768
    Email: FLETCHERKR@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, Sunday, September 29, 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-GR-DH-13-928024

    Control Number:

    351874300