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    USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance. We operate in the following regions of the world: Afghanistan and Pakistan, Africa (all of Africa), Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East. USAID employees in the Civil Service and Foreign Service, as well as individuals employed through Personal Service Contracts, must adhere to our Counter Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct. For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit http://www.state.gov/g/tip. For more information about USAID, visit http://www.usaid.gov.

    You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not receive full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined.

    The position is located in the Bureau for Global Health, Office of HIV/AIDS in the Research Division (GH/OHA/RES) in Crystal City, VA. For more information about the Bureau, visit: http://www.usaid.gov/what-we-do/global-health.

    GH/OHA/RES provides technical leadership for USAID investments in HIV/AIDS research. The Division develops the HIV/AIDS research agenda and cultivates strategic partnerships to implement HIVIAIDS research and technology development programs; designs and manages biomedical and implementation research; disseminates research findings and supports their programmatic and policy applications, including responding to research inquiries; and supports sustainable capacity building for HIVIAIDS research.

    For more information on the major duties, please see the major duties section of this vacancy announcement.

    Announcement 16-0252-KBL is open concurrently with this announcement and has an area of consideration of Federal Status Candidates. You must apply separately to be considered under both announcements.

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    As a Health Science Specialist (Biomedical Research), you will:

    • Serve as a Biomedical Research Specialist and technical expert for USAID-assisted HIV and AIDS research efforts in the planning, design, development and implementation of new technologies and their applications in international HIV and AIDS programming.
    • Evaluate and manage centrally administered programs and projects that affect broad mission areas, such as the assigned country or program areas in the health science sector.
    • Manage complex and multiphase awards administratively and technically to ensure technical and scientific standards and compliance with USAID policy, priorities, and procedures, while serving as an Agreement/Contract Officer's Representative (AOR/COR) on cooperative agreements, grants and contracts, providing technical oversight to implementing agencies for studies under various research awards, and carrying out on-site visits to research facilities, including those located in developing countries.
    • Ensure that financial, scientific, professional and institutional requirements for research implementation are met; provide technical leadership in relevant subject matter or program areas affecting HIV and AIDS epidemiological, biomedical and implementation research.
    • Review, analyze and evaluate relevant research findings worldwide, and their implications for program planning, long-term assistance strategies, and in achieving President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) objectives and targets; provide expert advice to USAID and make recommendations on the application of research findings to ensure informed decision making and as the basis for establishing policy guidelines and improving program performance.
    • Serve as a resource and liaison with experts in other United States Government (USG) agencies and international institutions concerned with related research as well as with researcher s in the academic community.
    • Prepare scientific papers for presentation at professional meetings and for publication in scientific journals.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Up to 20% travel: The work environment during travel to and in developing countries entails uncontrollable risks of infection due to poor sanitation and the prevalence communicable disease, for some of which there are no effective immunizations or preventative measures.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All US Citizens - No prior Federal experience required.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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