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Job Vacancy Announcement - Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer) - Research Training and Career Development

Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer)
Office of Research Training and Career Development
Division of Translational Research
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services

The Division of Translational Research (DTR) at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) directs, plans, and supports programs of research that translate knowledge from basic science to discover the etiology, pathophysiology, and trajectory of mental disorders and develop effective interventions for children and adults. The Division is looking for a motivated individual to serve as a Program Officer at its Rockville, MD site to guide research training programs in the Office of Research Training and Career Development. The Office fosters the training of new investigators and enhances the career development of translational scientists through individual fellowship, career development, research education, and institutional research training grants.

The Program Officer in the Office of Research Training and Career Development serves as a program expert for the research education and training of individuals in the areas of mental health-related translational research. The Program Officer will be expected to provide scientific and programmatic guidance and support to investigators in the early stages of their research careers who are conducting research in fields relevant to the advancement of DTR’s research mission. Responsibilities will include administering and managing an extramural portfolio of research training, education, and career development awards, and the NIMH Loan Repayment Program, and developing new funding opportunities. The Program Officer will also be expected to interact and collaborate with researchers in the scientific community, and with program officers at NIMH, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other federal agencies.

This position requires working both independently and collaboratively. Strong organizational, oral, written, and communication skills are also required. Salary will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate. A full package of federal Civil Service benefits is available, including retirement, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, leave, and a Thrift Savings Plan (401K equivalent). The successful candidate is subject to a background investigation and public financial disclosure requirements.

For medical and scientific specialties, qualification requirements, evaluation criteria, and application instructions, please view the vacancy announcement at https://jobs.nih.gov/globalrecruitment/. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, including a curriculum vitae, to NIMHsearch@mail.nih.gov.

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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