The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the premier health research center for the nation and the world. The 27 Institutes and Centers at NIH employ approximately 18,000 employees in a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. The NIH mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.
Located in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, the Division of Extramural Activities (DEA) of the National Institute on Aging manages NIA's grants and training policies and procedures, including oversight of grants and contract administration, scientific review, and committee management functions. It serves as primary liaison for NIA with the NIH Office of Extramural Research and with other Institutes that share research interests.
DEA plans to hire a Research Program Analyst with at least a Master's Degree with some training and exposure to analytical sciences. Prior experience in any aspect of the development of funding opportunity announcements for publication and in any aspect of analysis of NIH data would be advantageous.
Major responsibilities will include:
- Work with NIH Office of Extramural Programs Staff to submit and coordinate NIA funding opportunity announcements and notices to the NIH Guide
- Work with NIH program officers and program analysts to advise them on appropriate template forms to use for activity codes, and to help them respond to feedback from Guide staff on particular announcements.
- Read and edit draft funding opportunity announcements for consistency with templates and provides feedback as appropriate.
- Operate the Internal NIA software to advance funding opportunity announcements through NIA approval. Monitors the system to ensure no excessive unexplained delays in clearance.
- Act as a Guide liaison and participates in the NIH Guide liaison group who advises on template updates, staff guidance on templates, and any concerns with software used to process announcements and notices.
- Work with other DEA staff on preparation of standing reports of application activity – the statistical package for every Council round
- Assist DEA analytic staff on tracking functions and on special projects requests from the National Advisory Council on Aging, NIA Office of the Director leadership.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a pre-announcement of the vacancy. A formal position announcement will be posted on www.usajobs.gov under two announcements:
- NIH-NIA-DE-16-1696628 which is opened to all US Citizens; and
- NIH-NIA-MP-1696632 which is opened to Status Candidates only (Merit promotion and VEOA Eligibles).
We anticipate this posting will appear on or shortly after May 16, 2016. Please check that website regularly for updated postings, as the positions will be open for only 5-10 days.
For additional information contact Robin Barr, NIH/NIA/DEA, 301-496-9322; BarrR@nia.nih.gov