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    This position is located in the Scientific Review Branch, and it assists in the oversight and the administration of the scientific review activities assigned to the Institute or Center (IC) involving a wide variety of grant and contract programs designed to support social science and behavioral research and training.

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    As a Social and Behavioral Scientist Administrator, the incumbent administers the review of applications assigned by the Chief of the Review Branch.

    Major duties include:

    • Identifying qualified reviewers to evaluate all applications and proposals, and draws upon their own knowledge as a scientist, as well as recommendations from appropriate IC and NIH program officials, to recommend experts and consultants.
    • Based upon expert knowledge of the relevant scientific fields and of NIH and IC review policies and procedures, the incumbent provides information to the consultants on each committee assembled as a basis for reviewing and evaluating grant applications and contract proposals and collects and provides essential information for committee members.
    • After evaluation, the incumbent prepares summary statements of review committee findings and recommendations for use by an IC advisory committee. They attend committee meetings and during such meetings responds to impromptu questions related to the review of an assigned application.
    • The incumbent orients new review members and ensures continuity in their approach toward evaluating applications and proposals, as well as adherence to peer review policies and procedures. Work is performed with a marked degree of professional independence and technical authority.
    • The incumbent insures that data and justifications are adequate for determining whether the project should be funded and with what priority in view of ongoing projects and other proposals being considered.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0101 Social Science

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