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    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview.

    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.

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    As a Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer), your typical work assignments may include:

    • Serves a Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator in an Extramural Division, responsible for managing and coordinating all functional requirements of the organization.
    • Supervises Health Scientist Administrators, other scientists, and support staff.
    • Enforce general personnel management policy with regard to leave granting, recommending promotion, employee counseling and disciplinary action.
    • Builds a cohesive work unit, relying on principles of human resource management.
    • Manages workload and project priorities and ensures timelines are adhered to.
    • Directs work so that it remains focused on research goals.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1-5 nights a month may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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