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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 Health Scientist Administrator, you will identify and formulate program needs, and plan, develop, and implement policies and procedures of the Branch and Division.  

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Division of Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation (DAIT), Radiation and Nuclear Countermeasures Program (RNCP).


As a Health Scientist Administrator, you will:

  • Serve as an authoritative expert, program officer, contracts officer respresentative, and Medical Countermeasure (MCM) product development manager who provides leadership, coordination, and oversight of the radiation countermeasures research and translational programs.
  • Serve as NIAID respresentative and spokesperson on Radiation and Nuclear Countermeasures Program (RNCP) programs and initiatives.
  • Prepare and publish peer-reviewed  articles on important, timely topics in radiation nuclear MCM research and development, program progress and future priorities, and topics of scientific interest to the MCM program.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel 2 nights per month.

Relocation Authorized

  • No