The Individual Behavioral Processes Branch (IBP) in the Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) is recruiting a dynamic and experienced psychological or behavioral scientist with academic training and expertise related to behavioral medicine, mechanisms of behavior change, life course development, and the design and conduct of behavioral and/or community interventions.
The successful candidate will play a leading role in the implementation of a research agenda to advance the next generation of interventions for healthy and adaptive aging, with a particular focus on translating recent advances in use-inspired basic behavioral, psychological and social science. As a Health Scientist Administrator, you will work at the intersection of behavioral, social and biomedical sciences, e.g. psychology, economics, neuroscience, medicine, genetics, epidemiology, or sociology/demography.
The NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers at NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. The Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) supports social, behavioral, and economic research and research training on the processes of aging at both the individual and societal level. BSR fosters cross-disciplinary research, at multiple levels from genetics to cross-national comparative research, and at all stages from basic through translational. The Individual Behavioral Processes Branch (IBP) supports research and training on health and behavior, cognitive and emotional functioning, technology and human factors, and integrative approaches to the study of social, psychological, behavioral, genetic and physiological influences on health and well-being over the full life course, with emphasis on midlife and older age, and on early life (including prenatal) influences on later life outcomes.
The ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D. and substantial research training in psychological, behavioral or biobehavioral sciences and/or related fields.
This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Aging (NIA), Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) in downtown Bethesda, Maryland.
For more information regarding the NIA, please visit http://www.nia.nih.gov/.