Job Overview


Come join the National Institutes of Health , the premier biomedical research center for the world, and be part of new medical discoveries and saving lives.

Join one of the 24 Institutes and Centers within the NIH that awards extramural grants! Extramural grants account for approximately 80 percent of NIH's $31 billion budget and are awarded to investigators throughout the U.S. and abroad. As a Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer), you will identify and formulate program needs, plan, develop, and implement policies and procedures of the Branch and Division.  

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.


 As a Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer), you will: 

•Supervise Health Scientist Administrators, other scientists, and support staff;
•Manage workload and project priorities and ensure timelines are adhered to;
•Direct work so that it remains focused on the research goals;
•Coordinate with higher level management for needed resources;
•Perform scientific and administrative reviews and analyses of applications/proposals from a programmatic viewpoint;
•Consult with and advise grantees/contractors during preparation of applications/proposals and provide guidance on program issues;
•Develop, coordinate and administer grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts established to fulfill the mission of the Branch and Division;
•Organize and conduct workshops, conferences, symposia, or similar activities;
•Visit universities, research institutions, commercial organizations, other government agencies, and public and private organizations to promote and explain the objectives of the program.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Some travel required

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • NIBIB is able to pay relocation expenses.