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Job Title:Health Scientist Administrator-SR-MP

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:NIH-SR-MP-14-1109682

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$89,924.00 to $138,136.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 to Tuesday, May 27, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0601-13/14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Montgomery County, MD View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Q - Nonsensitive

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

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.

If you are an exceptionally talented, knowledgeable, and motivated individual interested in joining a dynamic team of professionals, you should consider becoming a Health Scientist Administrator with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Division of Extramural Research (DER). These positions are located within the following Institutes. 


National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
NIDDK is seeking individual(s) with a specialty in Benign Hematology, Blood Disorders, or related Basic Science Research; Pediatrics with expertise in Clinical Obesity Research; and Gastroenterology. For more information on NIDDK, visit http://www.niddk.nih.gov.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
NINDS is seeking individual(s) with expertise in Neuromuscular and/or Neurodegenerative Diseases. For more information on NINDS, visit http://www.ninds.nih.gov.

National Institute of Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
NHLBI is seeking individual(s) with a specialty in Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiovascular Diseases, Genetics, Genomics, Computational Sciences, Behavioral, Nutritionist, Atherothrombosis and Atherosclerosis. NHLBI is also seeking individual(s) with a specialty in Lung Health and Disease, Asthma, Airway Biology, Pediatric or Adult Pulmonary Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Lung Injury and Repair Research, Sleep Disorders Medicine, Circadian Biology, Behavioral Sleep Medicine, Neurobiology, Endocrinology, Genetics, and Metabolic Disorders. For more information on NHLBI, visit http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov.

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
NIGMS is seeking individual(s) with a specialty in one of the following: Developmental Genetics, Neurogenetics and the Genetics of Behavior, the Genetics of Physiological Adaptation, Chromosomal Organizational and Gene Regulation, Cell Cycle Control, Cell Growth and Differentiation, or Stem Cell Biology. NIGMS is also seeking individual(s) with a specialty in Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Training and Mentoring, and familiarity with educational interventions. For more information on NIGMS, visit http://www.nigms.nih.gov.

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
NIMHD is seeking individual(s) with experience in improving Minority Health and eliminating Health Disparities. For more information on NIMHD, visit http://www.nimhd.nih.gov.


TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • 1 - 5 times a month.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Time in grade met within 30 days of closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Education requirement - transcripts required.

DUTIES:

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As a Health Scientist Administrator, you will:

  • Provide technical leadership and guidance in a major subject matter area.
  • Identify and formulate program needs to achieve an integrated and responsive effort in the assigned area.
  • Perform scientific and administrative reviews and analyses of applications/proposals from a programmatic viewpoint.
  • Organize and conduct workshops, conferences, symposia to foster the aims of the Branch and the Division.
  • Establish and maintain effective collaborative and working relationships with other government agencies, research institutes, and organizations.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

You must have successfully completed all the requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree), in an accredited college or university, including acceptance of the dissertation, in an academic field of the health or pertinent sciences (i.e., biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, etc.) allied to health or health related research.

OR

You must have successfully completed a 4-year course of study in an accredited college/university, leading to a bachelor's or higher degree, with major study in an academic field of the health or pertinent sciences which you have applied and utilized in health or health-related research AND have at least 1 year of qualifying progressively responsible experience that is qualitatively equivalent to that acquired in meeting all the requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree), including the dissertation; PLUS have at least one year of independent health research beyond the doctoral degree and one year of health research program administration experience.

AND

BASIC WORK QUALIFICATIONS:

You must demonstrate that you have:

Worked independently in planning, organizing, and conducting biomedical behavioral health, or health-related research; served effectively, in research program administration in these fields; and acquired an understanding of the history, interests, internal dynamics, and relationships of organizations in which health research is conducted.

AND

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Requirements for Applicants to the GS-13 level:

In addition to meeting the basic requirements, you must possess at least one year of professional experience in one of the following areas:

Academic Environment – the management of significant independent research projects (analogous to an R01 and R29 grant) and supervision of graduate researcher or technicians; publications in refereed journals, presenting published work to scientific organizations and teaching graduate level courses in biomedical/behavioral or health-related disciplines; served as a reviewer on peer-review panels or journals; held position of Assistant or Associate Professor or equivalent.

OR

Intramural Environment – responsible for multiple scientific projects, supervising graduate researchers or technicians; publications in refereed journals, presenting published work to scientific organizations and teaching graduate level courses in biomedical/behavioral or health-related disciplines; served as a reviewer on peer-reviewed panels or journals; held position of Research Scientist (permanent position), Section Chief, or equivalent. OR

Private Sector (Profit/Nonprofit) – evidence of increasing responsibility in research or administration within the company; held position of Senior Research Scientist/Project Manager or equivalent.

OR

You must posses at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service obtained in the private or public sector, performing the following types of review or program tasks: review the technical and scientific merit of applications and proposals received requesting grant or contract funds; provide advice in program planning, solicitation, and evaluation to perform day-to-day administrative functions related to research grants and interagency agreements supporting research projects in your scientific area; identify new basic, translational and clinical research concepts, projects and initiatives to appropriate advisory groups and formulate and develop Program Announcements, RFAs, RFPs, or a combination of these, to achieve objectives.

 

Requirements for Applicants to the GS-14 level:

In addition to meeting the basic requirements, you must possess at least one year of professional experience in one of the following areas:

Academic Environment – served as an appointed member of a scientific peer-review panel or editorial board; held position of Associate Professor, Professor, or equivalent.

OR

Intramural Environment – responsible for at least two concurrent research projects with separate staff and budgets and supervising doctoral level staff; held position of Section Chief or equivalent for at least 2 years.

OR

Private Sector (Profit/Nonprofit) – evidence of increasing responsibility in research or administration within the company; held position of Senior Research Scientist/Project Manager or equivalent.

OR

You must posses at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service obtained in the private or public sector, performing the following types of review or program tasks: organize and conduct workshops, conferences, symposia or similar activities to foster the aims of the program, to facilitate communication among investigators, or to advise on the status of progress and emerging directions of research in the assigned program area; manage the initial scientific and administrative review of center grant, program project grant, and training grant applications, as well as research project applications submitted in response to requests for applications, multicenter clinical trial applications, and contract proposals assigned to the program area; plans, advises, and evaluates program activities for a portfolio of research project, research program and other grants/awards, cooperative agreements, and/or contracts in the assigned program area and the discovery, development and evaluation of associated prevention and therapeutic strategies; review and evaluate periodic and interim progress reports to determine effectiveness of support and achievement of objectives; recommend funding plans for initiatives; establish the criteria and standards for a review panel.

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This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to 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. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees 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:

Evaluation Method


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:

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.

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

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.

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.

If selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial 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. 

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.)

 

 

  • Other required supporting documents (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)

 

For additional information, click on the links below:

 

Additional Information on How to Apply

 

Information on Reasonable Accommodation

 

For technical difficulties, contact HR Systems Support between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday at hrss@nih.gov.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following information must be received by 11:59pm ET on the closing date of the announcement, Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

  1. Resume via USAJOBS.
  2. Responses to online questionnaire.
  3. If applicable, supporting documentation (including DD214 to support Veterans' Employment, CTAP/ICTAP, Schedule A, 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.
  4. If submitting a copy of your Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), or equivalent, submit one that shows the effective date of your current position and the full performance level. You may obtain a copy of your SF-50 from your HR Office or, if you are an HHS employee, from eOPF. If you have separated from Federal Government employment, you may obtain a copy of your SF-50 via: National Personnel Records Center, Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL, 62295; FAX - 618-935-3014; Email CPR; or visit the National Archives Website.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Melina C. Gogue
Phone: (301)402-6736
Email: GOGUEMC@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, Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 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-SR-MP-14-1109682

Control Number:

369761700