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The Office of Special Populations is Hiring!

The NIA Office of Special Populations (OSP) at NIH is responsible for catalyzing research that improves minority health, eliminates health disparities, and promotes a more diverse scientific workforce. OSP is offering an exciting opportunity for an individual to aid in advancing the science of Health Disparities Research, Minority Health Research, and promote scientific workforce Diversity Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA). 

Health Scientist Administrator or Social and Behavioral Scientist Administrator, GS-13/14

  • Plans, coordinates, reviews, and evaluates activities related to improving minority health, eliminate health disparities research, and promote scientific workforce diversity
  • Facilitates developing activities that advance the science of minority health, health disparities research, and scientific workforce diversity
  • Promotes and supports the training of a diverse research workforce through the Butler-Williams Scholars Program
  • Translates and disseminates research information
  • Fosters innovative collaborations and partnerships
  • Ability to multitask and effectively demonstrate flexibility while coordinating various activities.
  • Ability to compose professional correspondences effectively, clearly, and concisely. 

The ideal candidate for this position is familiar with and experienced in distilling peer-reviewed literature in health disparities research, minority health research, and efforts to promote scientific workforce DEIA. The ideal candidate will have a fundamental understanding of how program analysis differs from and compliments program evaluation and possess skills commonly used to conduct formal health-related program evaluation. The ideal candidate will have experience in engaging lay audiences on scientific matters and can effectively communicate scientific processes such as developing evidence-based interventions. Applicants should have prior experience in coordinating activities intended to eliminate health disparities, improve minority health, promote scientific workforce diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

The ideal candidate will have a broad, overall understanding of various career development opportunities that supports early to mid-career scientists working in the extramural environment to establish a career as an independent researcher. 

Point of Contact

For questions about this opportunity, please contact Patricia Jones.

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