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    As a Behavioral and Social Science Program Officer, you will take on a challenging, rewarding role with a direct opportunity to advance the mission of the NIH through providing advice in program planning, solicitation, and evaluation to perform day-to-day administrative functions related to research grants and interagency agreements supporting research projects in your assigned area.

    While not required, a post-baccalaureate degree (e.g., Ph.D.) or advanced training in an academic field related to the social or behavioral sciences is preferred. See Qualifications section for position requirements.

    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: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/oer.htm

    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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    • Providing technical leadership and guidance in a major subject-matter area while coordinating the review activities of the Office of Extramural Research Grants Review Committee and Special Emphasis Panels.
    • Evaluating the availability and level of resources that can be applied to program area needs and stimulating interest in projects and special activities through communication with the social science community.
    • Identifing opportunities and problem areas, research gaps and relevant program needs and making recommendations to the Branch Chief.
    • Organizing and conducting discussions with social science and/or behavioral researchers concerning an overall agenda for the assigned program area.
    • Providing suggested recommendations concerning program direction, priorities and funding levels for areas of responsibility.
    • Performing scientific and administrative reviews and analysing of applications/proposals from a programmatic viewpoint.
    • Preparing information for and attending advisory/review committee/panel meetings and responds to issues and concerns about specific applications/proposals pertaining to assigned program area.
    • Consulting with and advising grantees/contractors during preparation of applications/proposals and provides guidance on program issues.
    • Collaborating with other Branch and Division staff and NIH staff offices, as required.
    • Organizing and conducting workshops, conferences, symposia or similar activities to foster the aims of the Branch and the Division.
    • Visiting universities, research institutions, commercial organizations, other Government agencies, and public and private organizations.
    • Facilitating communication and collaborative efforts with other Institute components, other ICs, and other DHHS agencies in assigned area of responsibility.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0101 Social Science

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