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Job Vacancy Announcement - Office of Research Training and Career Development

Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer)
Office of Research Training and Career Development
Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science
National Institute of Mental Health
Department of Health and Human Services

The Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science at the National Institute of Mental Health provides support for research programs in the areas of basic neuroscience, genetics, basic behavioral science, research training, resource development, technology development, drug discovery, and research dissemination. The Division is looking for motivated individuals to serve as a Program Officer at its Rockville, MD site to guide research training programs within the Office of Research Training and Career Development. The Office fosters the training of new investigators and enhances the career development of basic neuroscientists and basic behavioral scientists. The Office administers a national program that consists of approximately 300 funded individual fellowship, career development, research education, and institutional research training grants.

The Program Officer within the Office of Research Training and Career Development serves as a program expert for the education and research training of individuals in mental health-related basic science research, stimulating and fostering highly qualified and productive research investigators in fields relevant to the advancement of mental health research.  S/he provides professional guidance in all aspects of research training of researchers in the domain of DNBBS-supported research.  Responsibilities will include administering and managing an extramural portfolio of fellowship awards, interacting and collaborating with researchers in the scientific community and program officers at NIMH, NIH, and other federal agencies, and developing new funding opportunities.

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.

How to Apply

We will be accepting applications from May 20 – May 29, 2019. Interested candidates should apply via USAjobs prior to the closing date. 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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