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The National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is seeking Health Scientist Administrators (Program Officer).
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is seeking exceptional candidates with extensive research and programmatic expertise in 1) behavioral and social science, 2) clinical and health services research, or 3) community health and population science to coordinate extramural research activities for the positions of Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer) within the Division of Scientific Programs, located in Bethesda, MD.
The Division of Scientific Programs (DSP) supports multidisciplinary research on biological and behavioral mechanisms and pathways underpinning resilience and susceptibility to adverse health conditions that disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minority populations, persons of less privileged socioeconomic status, and other health disparity populations. DSP maintains extramural research in health care settings to generate new knowledge to improve quality of care outcomes, reduce healthcare delivery costs, reduce medical errors and improve patient safety of minority and other disparity populations. There is also a robust Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) portfolio within DSP.
Applicants must possess a Ph.D., or equivalent degree in the biomedical sciences, with substantial research experience in behavioral and social science, clinical and health services research, or community health and population science.
As a Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer) you will:
- Evaluate the significance of trends and emerging fields and assesses the adequacy of research competency within the field to achieve a quantity and quality of research to meet the agency's mission and objectives.
- Organize and lead discussions with basic, preclinical and/or clinical and/or epidemiology/population researchers concerning an overall agenda for the assigned program area. Coordinating the use of various support mechanisms to achieve a balanced program, while making recommendations concerning program direction, priorities, and funding levels.
- Perform scientific and administrative reviews and analyses of applications/proposals from a programmatic viewpoint.
- Advise on the selection of consultants to ensure complete and fair scientific evaluation of applications/proposals.
- Prepare information for and attend advisory/review committee/panel meetings and respond to issues and concerns about specific applications/proposals pertaining to assigned program area.
- Consult with grantees/contractors during preparation of applications/proposals providing guidance on program issues, while monitoring scientific progress, program relevance and merit.
- Coordinate and administer grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts to fulfill the mission assigned area. Lead the administration of unsolicited grant/contract proposals assigned to the branch.
- Promote and explain the objectives of assigned program areas, facilitating communication and collaborative efforts with other institutes, agencies, or other third parties.