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Now Hiring: Health Scientist Administrator, Geriatrics Branch, Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology

The Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology (DGCG) of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) is looking for a highly motivated individual to join its Geriatrics Branch as a Health Scientist Administrator (GS 12/13/14).

Both senior and more junior individuals with a doctoral degree are encouraged to apply and will be considered. 

The Geriatrics Branch focuses on translational and clinical research relevant to health issues in older adults. Research emphases include:

  • Multifactorial geriatric syndromes such as risk for falls, incontinence, and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF)
  • Disability
  • Effects and interactions of multiple chronic conditions, development of effective treatment strategies for patients with multiple chronic conditions, and approaches for deprescribing
  • Effects of age-related changes on clinical or functional disease outcomes or treatment responses
  • Clinical decision-making
  • Palliative care
  • Effects of physical activity on disease and disability in older persons
  • Development of new interventions for age-related conditions
  • Elucidation, diagnosis, and treatment of previously unappreciated pathologic changes in older age (e.g., sarcopenia, vascular stiffening)
  • Studies that help to promote evidence-based geriatric care to inform policies affecting older adults

The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Managing a portfolio of new and on-going clinically oriented research grants
  • Planning and developing new initiatives to address knowledge gaps and research opportunities in selected topics within the Geriatrics Branch’s areas of scientific oversight
  • Collaborating where appropriate with program counterparts in other DGCG branches, NIA Divisions, and NIH ICOs
  • Interacting where appropriate with NIA scientific review officers and other NIA staff to advance geriatrics research initiatives
  • Communicating NIA and NIH policy and research priorities to the scientific community
  • Providing technical assistance to prospective applicants

The ideal candidate should possess:

  • A relevant health-related doctoral degree (e.g., MD, PhD, DSc)
  • Skills and experience in the coordination of clinical research projects and/or clinical trials
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication, including strong skills in developing presentations and briefing materials
  • Working knowledge of NIH funding mechanisms and grants management
  • Self-starter capable of working independently and as a team player

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV to Basil Eldadah.

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