Job Overview


The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) was established by President John F. Kennedy, with the support of congress, in 1962 to study the "complex process of human development from conception to old age."  In pursuit of its broad mission, the NICHD conducts and supports laboratory research, clinical trials, and epidemiological studies that explore health processes; examines the impact of disabilities, diseases, and variations on the lives of individuals; and sponsors training programs for scientists, health care providers, and researchers to ensure that NICHD research can continue.

If you have experience in providing scientific leadership and guidance to the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of assigned biomedical research,AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the Child Development and Behavior Branch (CDBB)!

This position is located in the National Institute of Health (NIH), National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Division of Extramural Research (DER), Child Development and Behavior Branch (CDBB).  

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As a Heath Scientist Administrator, you will:

  • Stimulate, plan, advise, direct, and evaluate program activities for a portfolio of research project, 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.
  • Evaluate the significance of trends and emerging fields and assesses the adequacy of research competency within the field to achieve a quality and quantity of research to meet the agency's mission and objectives.
  • Formulate and present new basic, translational and clinical research concepts, projects, and initiatives to appropriate advisory groups and formulates and develops Funding Opportunity Announcements to achieve objectives.
  • Perform scientific and administrative reviews and analyses of applications/proposals from a programmatic viewpoint.
  • Serve as Program/Project Director to develop, coordinate, and administer grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts established to fulfill the mission of the Branch and the Division.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance in clinical research related to complementary and integrative health approaches.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 2 nights per month

Relocation Authorized

  • No