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NIA seeks Senior Public Health Advisor

November 14, 2013

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is currently recruiting for a Senior Public Health Advisor position.

ABOUT THE NIA: The NIA conducts, fosters, and supports biomedical, social, and behavioral research and training pertaining to the aging processes and common problems of older people through: (1) research performed in its own laboratories and through contracts; (2) a program of research grants and individual and institutional research training awards; (3) cooperation and collaboration with other Departmental agencies, voluntary organizations, and other institutions; and (4) collection and dissemination of the findings of aging research and studies, and other information about the process of aging. For more information about NIA, please visit our website at www.nia.nih.gov.


  • Advise the NIA Director, Deputy Director, and senior leadership staff about congressional relations, legislative policy, international activities; including opportunities and potential vulnerabilities for the NIA programs;
  • Analyze, evaluate, and report data in response to special requests from DHHS, NIH, and Congress;
  • Prepare and/or coordinator testimony, in cooperation with NIA scientific staff, for delivery by NIA officials and coordinate and/or prepare other materials in response to congressional inquiries;
  • Serve as an expert and consultant on legislative matters and as a contact for the Institute;
  • Supervise and direct the congressional correspondence function;
  • Prepare presentations and speeches for NIA/NIH officials on legislative policies and aging-related topics;
  • Coordinate meetings in response to requests from congressional staff, members of Congress and representatives of outside organizations;
  • Serve as NIA Liaison to organizations outside of the NIA and NIH, including the General Accounting Office, Congressional Research Service, patient advocacy groups, professional organizations, and scientific organizations;
  • Coordinate the NIA’s international health and aging research activities;
  • Work with other NIH institutes who have ongoing research activities that relate to the goals and mission of the NIA; and
  • Review and analyze reports and proposals produced by other agencies that could effect the NIA and advice NIA leadership on potential policy matters.

SALARY: GS-15 ($123,758- $155,500)

LOCATION: Bethesda, MD (NIH Campus)

QUALIFICATIONS: Specialized experience and a degree in public health or other field of study with course work directly related to the work of the position to be filled. Legislative experience is desirable but not required.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send cover letters and CV to Ms. Jessica Schwartz at schwartzj@mail.nih.gov. Please contact Ms. Schwartz with questions or concerns at 301-402-7719.

NIH and NIA are equal opportunity employers. People with disabilities may be eligible under the Schedule A hiring authority, and are encouraged to apply.

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