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    Responsibilities include leading a portfolio of grants and contracts, providing scientific advice and direction, identifying major areas of program development, evaluating research results, representing the NIH at scientific meetings, facilitating communication and collaboration among multiple stakeholder groups, disseminating information and findings, and preparing communication materials. For more information please visit:NIH HEAL(Helping to End Addiction).

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    The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join leadership and manage numerous initiatives being launched as part of the HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative to combat the national opioid crisis. Our focus in the HEAL Initiative will be in developing non-addictive pain treatments that may displace the need for opioids, and importantly, serve as effective treatments for acute and chronic pain conditions for which opioids are not effective. With 25 million people experiencing daily chronic pain in the U.S., it is imperative that we support research to advance both our understanding of the underlying condition and development of better treatments for those suffering.

    If selected, you will serve as Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer) providing leadership and management of grants and contracts related to HEAL initiative, your duties will include:

    • Provide stimulation, planning, advising, directing, and evaluating research grant review activities for a portfolio of research projects, research programs, cooperative agreements, and/or contracts for a specific subject-matter or program area.
    • Provide program official oversight, coordination, management, and evaluation of progress in the execution of NIH's opioid initiatives.
    • Act as an agency representative by orienting new review members and ensuring continuity in their approach toward evaluating applications, proposals, and adherence to peer review policies and procedures.
    • 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.
    • Prepare summary statements of review committee findings and recommendations for use by the IC advisory committee; attend committee meetings and respond to impromptu questions related to the review of the assigned application.
    • 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.
    • Appoint and manage review panels, including the identification of qualified reviewers to evaluate all applications and proposals.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512595100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.