Job Title: Supervisory Health Scientist - MP - NIAIDJob Announcement Number: NIH-NIAID-MP-14-987122
Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency: National Institutes of Health
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/ Per Year
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 to
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
1 vacancy in the following location:
Montgomery County, MD View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is the nations medical research agency.
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
The Vaccine Research Center (VRC) is an intramural research component of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a component of the National Institutes of Health. The mission of the VRC is to conduct basic, translational, and clinical research dedicated to improving public health through discovery, design, and development of vaccines of public health importance. VRC scientific staff have expertise in immunology, virology, structural biology, pathogenesis, laboratory animal medicine, regulatory science, clinical research, bio-engineering, and vaccinology. The Center's primary focus is to develop a vaccine against HIV/AIDS, with concomitant efforts directed against biodefense and emerging/re-emerging infectious diseases. The VRC has also created and utilizes specialized capabilities to quickly manufacture clinical grade vaccine products, utilizing a Vaccine Pilot Plant in Frederick, MD. In addition, the VRC has created the NIAID Vaccine Immune T-Cell and Antibody Laboratory (NVITAL), which performs key end-point immune assays according to FDA guidelines on GLP. If selected, you will execute all aspects of management, budgetary, and operational activities of the Center (comparable responsibilities of a COO/CFO in the private sector).
- Time in grade met within 30 days of closing date.
- Position is subject to a background investigation.
DUTIES:Back to top
The VRC has a position for a Supervisory Health Scientist, Associate Director for Management and Operations (ADMO). The ADMO serves as the principal advisor to the Director, VRC on scientific program development and management, with particular emphasis on efficient use of resources. The ADMO will manage the operational aspects of research, with specific responsibilities including the following:
- strategic planning and direction of the VRC
- science management
- staff planning and implementation
- technology transfer activities
- management of bioinformatics, programming, local and wide-area network support
- communicating the goals and results of VRC research programs, press releases and other informational materials, and reporting accomplishments to Congress
- planning and policy guidance
- overall financial management and budget activities of the VRC
The ADMO serves as a delegated representative of the Director, VRC, to guide all VRC staff operational activities, promote team building, identify and implement ways to improve the efficiency of operations and increase workload productivity, develop scientific and operational infrastructure, serve as the Director's agent with full authority to negotiate and resolve policy issues, exercise responsibility for the execution of all aspects of management and operational activities, including oversight of approximately $100 million in annual operating funds. The ADMO will interact with senior NIAID and NIH officials at the highest levels, and has specific supervisory responsibility for program analysts, visual information specialists, and science writers at the GS-12 through GS-14 levels.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree with major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences.
In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirement indicated above, you must meet the additional experience as described below:
You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal Government obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: managing multiple research programs; developing policy and analyzing legislative issues pertaining to scientific and/or medical research; serving as a resource or liaison to staff, advocacy groups, and/or legislators on policy matters or legislative issues related to scientific research; providing strategic planning and direction for a public health program; developing long-range plans for a large biomedical research program including the commitment of financial and non-financial resources.
The ideal candidate will have advanced academic training and experience in a biomedical/scientific field, and ability to exercise effective management of a diverse and dynamic mission oriented scientific program.
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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.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: