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Join BSR as a Training Officer

NIA’s Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) offers a fast-paced, collegial work environment in support of NIA cross-cutting research and training programs in the social, behavioral, psychological and economic sciences. The incumbent will represent and lead BSR on NIA’s training, career development, and fellowship funding programs. BSR’s Training Officer works with colleagues across the institute to establish new funding opportunities, coordinate and manage existing funding opportunities, and implement new initiatives to facilitate the success of its applicants and awardees. Within BSR, the Training Officer manages a portfolio of training grants, career development awards, fellowships and short-term training programs while working with Program staff across the division in supporting these kinds of training and career development awards. The Training Officer also serves as BSR’s representative on NIA’s Career Development and Training Committee and other committees within and outside of NIA in supporting career development and training programs. Additional responsibilities include supporting division-wide strategic planning efforts including support of scientific concept development, portfolio analysis and mentorship of scientific support staff.

Role and Responsibilities

The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Collaborate across the institute in the development & implementation of new materials to assist career development applicants, including blog posts, websites, and webinars.
  • Deliver presentations and webinars to relevant internal and external stakeholders.
  • Conduct portfolio analyses and identify gaps and areas for new initiatives within NIA’s training and career development programs as well as other activities that include training and career development components (e.g., centers, networks, short-courses, etc.).
  • Generate and develop notices of funding opportunities, program initiatives, and relevant policies.
  • Serve on NIH-wide committees related to training and career development.
  • Manage a portfolio of training, career development and fellowship awards.
  • Support division-wide strategic planning efforts in the BSR Office of the Director
  • Provide mentorship and scientific support as appropriate across the division

Who should apply? 

The ideal candidate should possess:

  • A relevant health-related doctoral degree (e.g., MD, PhD, DSc)
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication, including strong skills in developing presentations virtually and in-person (some travel expected)
  • Working knowledge of NIH funding mechanisms and grants management
  • Ability to work independently, as a team player, and on a number of concurrent projects
  • Passion for supporting early career researchers

For additional information contact Dr. Dana Plude, Deputy Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Research, NIA.

How to apply?

Interested candidates are encouraged to send their CV and resume to

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