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    As an SBSA Program Officer you will provide 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.

    As a SBSA Scientific Review Officer you will initiate, plan, advise, direct, and evaluate program activities for a portfolio of research projects and programs.

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    As a Program Officer, you will:

    • provide 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;
    • evaluate the availability and level of resources that can be applied to program area needs and stimulate interest in projects and special activities through communication with the social science community;
    • organize and conduct discussions with social science and/or behavioral researchers concerning an overall agenda for the assigned program area;
    • provide suggested recommendations concerning program direction, priorities and funding levels for areas of responsibility;
    • perform scientific and administrative reviews;
    • analyze applications and proposals from a programmatic viewpoint;
    • prepare information for and attend advisory review committee or panel meetings and respond to issues and concerns about specific applications and proposals;
    • consult with and advise grantees and contractors during application preparation and provide guidance on program matters;
    • collaborate with other Branch and Division staff and NIH offices, as required;
    • organize and conduct workshops, conferences, symposia or similar activities to foster the aims of the Branch or Division;
    • perform other duties as assigned.
    As a Scientific Review Officer, you will:
    • provide policy direction and coordination for the planning and execution of initial scientific and technical review;
    • utilize scientific knowledge and expertise to perform a variety of management functions associated with the scientific peer review of research and research training support activities and other contract activities;
    • manage the initial scientific and administrative review of grant, program project grant, and training grant application as well as research project applications submitted in response to requests for applications;
    • appoint and manage review panels;
    • establish the criteria and standards for the review panel to follow;
    • prepare summary statements of review committee findings and recommendations;
    • act as the sole Federal official and agency representative by guiding the activities of a review committee and ensure continuity of approach toward evaluating applications, proposals, and adherence to peer review policies and procedures;
    • perform other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0101 Social Science

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