The National Institute on Aging (NIA), Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR), seeks a behavioral or social scientist to serve as Deputy Director of the Division. BSR manages an active program of grant-supported research and research training supporting the NIA mission.
Major Duties include:
Assisting the Director in management and scientific leadership of an extramural research program spanning the behavioral and social sciences related to health and aging.
Representing the Division or NIA as a whole in scientific conferences, committees, workshops and ad hoc meetings.
Managing the process of assigning applications to program officers across the division, negotiating those involving shared interests with other divisions, and working with the Division of Extramural Activities and other divisions to assess the match between applications and NIA research emphases.
Managing a scientific portfolio of grants and cooperative agreements in her or his own area of expertise, developing research initiatives, providing advice to potential applicants and grantees, keeping abreast of the relevant scientific literature, and advising NIA senior leadership on scientific opportunities and research priorities. This part of the work will be implemented in close association with one of the division's two scientific branches.
Supervising the Program Specialist and Extramural Support Assistant providing administrative support to all components of the division.
Coordinating and/or drafting division responses to inquiries from Congressional, departmental, NIH, or public sources, and request for comments on policy documents and reports.
Managing special projects as agreed with the Director, such as conducting evaluative reviews of the NIA portfolio of grants in selected scientific areas or grant mechanisms, developing and coordinating the division's input into major NIH- or government-wide initiatives, or developing new initiatives that cut across organizational boundaries within NIA or NIH.
The ideal candidate will possess a PhD, MD, or doctoral equivalent in behavioral, social or health sciences and demonstrate successful experience in research or research administration relevant to aging. Candidates must be US citizens.
Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience; excellent benefits are offered. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to ethnicity, gender, national origin, age, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. The position will likely be posted at the GS-15 federal government salary grade, with an annual salary range of $128,082 to $160,300.
For more information:
Interested parties should contact John Haaga at John.Haaga@nih.gov or Lyn Neil at NeilE@mail.nih.gov, (301) 496-3131. This is a pre-announcement of the vacancy which will be posted on www.usajobs.gov, and applications must be submitted through that website to be considered. All inquiries will remain confidential.