Job Overview


Fogarty International Center (FIC) - (2) positions:

The Fogarty International Center is dedicated to advancing the mission of the NIH by supporting and facilitating global health research conducted by U.S. and international investigators, building partnerships between health research institutions in the U.S. and abroad, and training the next generation of scientists to address global health needs. For more information, please visit:

FIC is seeking individuals to provide scientific leadership and manage global health grant portfolios in the Division of International Training and Research. Expertise in HIV/AIDS research and research training is desired for one position and non-communicable diseases research and research training expertise is desired for a second position, although qualified candidates are expected to be able to work across a wide spectrum of global health research areas. Besides having the flexibility and intellectual curiosity to work across discipline boundaries, qualified individuals should also have the ability to collaborate widely, both within NIH and outside the agency, and to work effectively as both a team member and team leader. Additionally, FIC is particularly interested in individuals with research or research training experience in low- or middle-income countries and with strong interests in the development of research career pathways for scientists from low-and middle-income countries.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) - (1) position:If you are an exceptionally talented, knowledgeable and motivated individual with experience providing scientific leadership and guidance to stimulate, plan, advise, direct and evaluate program activities for a portfolio of research project, research program and other grants/awards, cooperative agreements, and/or contracts AND want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (DDDN), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH). For more information, visit:

National Cancer Institute (NCI) - (3) positions:

The Small Business Innovation Research Development Center (SBIR) is charged with promoting and enabling the development of new technologies by the small business community that will accelerate the progress of research with the goal of eliminating the suffering and death due to cancer. For more information, visit:

The Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives (CSSI) creates and implements exploratory programs focused on emerging scientific discoveries and innovative technologies to accelerate the pace of cancer research and the translation of research results into new therapies, diagnostics, and preventive agents. For more information, visit:

The Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) is central to NCI's efforts to reduce the unequal burden of cancer in our society via research and training programs to achieve workforce diversity to develop competitive investigators conducting cancer and cancer health disparities research.  For more information, visit:


If selected as a Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer), you will: 

·       Serve as a Health Scientist Administrator with responsibility in providing policy direction and coordination for the planning and execution of initial scientific and technical review conducted within the Institute.

·       Utilize scientific knowledge and expertise to perform a variety of management functions associated with the scientific peer review of IC research and research training support activities and other contract activities.

·       Manage the initial scientific and administrative review of grant, program project grant, and training grant applications as well as research project applications submitted in response to requests for applications.

·       Appoint and manage review panels, including the identification of qualified reviewers to evaluate all applications and proposals and upon own knowledge as a scientist and any recommendations from IC and NIH program officials, to assemble a balanced group of experts and consultants.

·       Establish the criteria and standards for the review panel to follow based upon expert knowledge of the relevant scientific fields, NIH, and IC review policies and procedures.

·       Provides information to the consultants on each committee assembled as a basis for reviewing and evaluating grant applications, contract proposals; collects and provides essential information for committee members.

·       Prepares summary statements of review committee findings and recommendations for use by the IC advisory committee; attends committee meeting and responds to impromptu questions related to the review of the assigned application.

·       Act as the sole Federal official and agency representative by guiding the activities of a review committee by orienting new review members and ensuring continuity in their approach toward evaluating applications, proposals, and adherence to peer review policies and procedures.

If you are selected at the GS-13 level, you will essentially perform the same duties as the GS-14 level described above; however, duties are less complex and will be performed under closer supervision with more detailed guidance.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • This position requires overnight travel that might be up to two nights per month.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation may be authorized.