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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 budget and are awarded to investigators at more than 2,500 universities, medical schools, and other research organizations around the world. As a Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer), you will take on a challenging, rewarding role with a direct opportunity to advance the mission of the NIH through stimulating, planning, advising, directing, and evaluating program activities for a portfolio of research projects and programs.
To learn more about the grants process, types of grant programs, and the peer review process, visit the website for the Office of Extramural Research.
These positions are located in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), within multiple Institutes/Centers or the Office of the Director.
As a Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer), your duties will include, but not limited to:
- Supervise Health Scientist Administrators, other scientists, and support stuff;
- Manage workload and project priorities and ensure timelines are adhered to;
- Direct work so that is remains focused on the research goals;
- Coordinate with higher level management for needed resources;
- Perform scientific and administrative reviews and analysis of applications/proposals and provide guidance on program issues;
- Consult with and advise grantees/contractors during preparation of applications/proposals and provide guidance on program issues;
- Develop, coordinate, and administer grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts established to fulfill the mission of the Branch and Division;
- Organize and conduct workshops, conferences, symposia, or similar activities;
- Visit universities, research institutions, commercial organizations, other government agencies, and public and private organizations to promote and explain the objectives of the program.
Applicants for all grades must be U.S. Citizens and must meet the requirements described in paragraphs A or B below:
A. Successful completion of all 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.
B. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university, leading to a bachelor's or higher degree, with major study in an academic field of the health or pertinent sciences which have been applied and utilized by the applicant in health or health-related research and, in addition, at least 1 year of qualifying progressively responsible experience; or any equivalent combination of graduate study and research experience in these fields. This education and experience must demonstrate that the applicant has acquired the scientific knowledge, skills and abilities to apply and utilize them successfully in health or health-related research at a level which is the qualitative equivalent of that acquired in meeting all the requirements for the Ph.D. degree (or equivalent doctoral degree), including the dissertation as indicated above. The appropriate doctoral equivalency must be supported by publications in health or health-related research accomplishment in appropriate scientific journals; or other objective evidence in such form that it may be reviewed and evaluated.
Applicants must demonstrate that they 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. This experience may be gained as a principal investigator of a grant or contract, or may otherwise be gained through active involvement in initiating research projects, developing protocols, conducting studies, documenting findings, interpreting results in a published report (journal), supervising staff, and managing the budget.
Occasional travel - 1-5 nights a month may be required.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…Current or Former Title 5 Federal Employees eligible to apply under Merit Promotion, CTAP or ICTAP eligibles, VEOA eligibles, 30% Disabled Veterans, Schedule A - Individuals with Disabilities, Peace Corps or AmeriCorps VISTA Alumni, Certain Military Spouses, Certain Former Overseas Employees, Certain Foreign Service Employees , Commissioned Corps Officers
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