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Job Vacancy Announcement - Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer) Division of AIDS Research (DAR) Center for Global Mental Health Research (CGMHR)

Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer)
Division of AIDS Research (DAR)
Center for Global Mental Health Research (CGMHR)
National Institute of Mental Health
Department of Health and Human Services

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Position Overview

Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer)

The NIMH Division of AIDS Research (DAR) is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time position as a Program Officer (PO) within the Center for Global Mental Health Research (CGMHR). The NIMH Center for Global Mental Health Research (CGMHR), located within the divisions of AIDS Research, NIMH, coordinates the Institute’s efforts to generate knowledge that will improve the lives of people living with mental illnesses in low-resource settings worldwide. The Center’s focus on expanding research in low-resource settings is driven by the need to address mental health care that is often inadequate, inaccessible, and of less than optimal quality. Attention to low- and middle-income countries reflects an understanding that the inclusion of diverse populations, communities, contexts, and researchers from across the globe, can accelerate and enrich scientific advancements while helping to reduce mental health disparities globally. The Center’s focus on global mental health reflects an understanding of how the rapid movements of populations, global economic relationships, and communication technologies have created more permeable borders and new forms of interconnectedness among nations and people. These trends both require and enable researchers to address the variations in incidence, prevalence, and course of mental health and mental disorders access diverse populations using a global perspective.

Candidates suitable for an PO position at NIMH should have a strong academic history and extensive training and experience in research areas important to the NIMH mission.  For this opportunity, the position involves professional responsibility for the administration of a federal grants program of basic and applied research related to public health that requires an extensive, professional scientific background that is normally obtained by meeting the requirements of a Ph.D. in an appropriate field, followed by relevant post-doctoral research.


Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree (or equivalent) and a minimum of 4-5 years of post-doctoral and/or professional experience in those fields. Individuals with current or prior academic faculty positions are of particular interest but are not required.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should also send a letter of interest, including a curriculum vitae, to

The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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