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Job Vacancy Announcement - Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator - Center for Global Mental Health

Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator Opportunity at NIMH
Center for Global Mental Health
Division of AIDS Research
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services

The NIMH Center for Global Mental Health coordinates the Institute’s research 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 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 and domestically. Addressing mental health challenges that are shared worldwide enriches the scientific enterprise overall, advances U.S. research, and helps to improve mental health care domestically and globally. A key priority for the Center for Global Mental Health is to support innovative, multidisciplinary research to fill scientific knowledge gaps while addressing locally relevant research questions in resource-poor settings. The Center coordinates activities within NIMH and across NIH on global mental health research.

The Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator serves as a program officer, responsible for managing and coordinating all functional requirements of the organization. The program officer provides scientific leadership and guidance in the planning and implementation of institute-supported research. Responsibilities include identifying opportunities for scientific growth in global mental health research; recognizing important gaps in knowledge and relevant program needs; making recommendations for new research efforts, clinical studies, or other initiatives; and providing expert advice relating to research specific proposals in the assigned program area. The supervisory program officer coordinates program efforts with other organization and Division staff, and NIH staff offices, as required.

This position requires working both independently and collaboratively and offers opportunities to impact priorities, develop new initiatives, and contribute to the advancement of a national program of research. Strong organizational, oral, written, and communication skills are 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.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent degree from an accredited college university, including acceptance of the dissertation, in an academic field of the health or pertinent sciences allied to health or health-related research.

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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