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 Neuroscience (DN) fosters and supports extramural and collaborative research and training to further the understanding of neural and behavioral processes associated with the aging brain. DN is composed of three branches: Neurobiology of Aging, Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience, and Dementias of Aging. Overall, the Division supports a broad spectrum of research aimed at elucidating how the central nervous system and behavior are affected by normal as well as pathological aging. A central component of this Division is the support of basic, translational, clinical, and epidemiological studies of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related dementias of aging.
DN plans to hire Research Program Analysts with a degree and experience in basic, translational and clinical research, to provide scientific and logistical support, in work areas such as those listed below:
- Development and organization of scientific workshops
- Administration, coordination and analysis of program activities; planning, organization, coordination, and management of segments of complex activities
- Planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs and initiatives
- Reviewing grantee progress reports and evaluating actions required to achieve adequate research progress
- Conducting literature searches, portfolio analyses, and program analyses
- Assisting in drafting ad hoc and periodic reports and presentations, and summarizing research findings.
The successful candidate must be a US citizen, and have solid project management, writing, and communication skills, and familiarity with research in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias of aging. Responsibilities of this position shall include:
- Working with senior staff to develop Funding Opportunity Announcements, new research initiatives, and exploratory meetings of scientific experts
- Attending and reporting on peer review meetings
- Establishing, monitoring and updating systems for tracking program and research progress
- Providing technical assistance and guidance concerning Division initiatives and priorities to applicants and grantees
- Responding to requests from Congress, NIH and NIA directors, NIA divisions, and the public
- Maintaining and updating content on the Division website
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a pre-announcement of the vacancy. A formal vacancy announcement will be posted on www.usajobs.gov and applications must be submitted through that website to be considered.
For additional information contact:
Dr. Laurie Ryan