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NINR Is Seeking Program Officer / Health Scientist Administrator

December 16, 2020
Division of Extramural Science Programs (DESP)

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Program Officer / Health Scientist Administrator.

The role of the Program Officer / Health Scientist Administrator is to initiate, develop, manage, and provide insights for the extramural research portfolio of the NINR. Nursing research is heading in exciting new directions and needs dynamic individuals to lead these changes.

The NINR is specifically interested in the following expertise:

  • Social determinants of health
  • Health inequities
  • Community and population health 
  • Observational and intervention research with practice and policy applications
  • Embodiment of social inequalities
  • Multilevel approaches bridging biology to society

Applicants should have a doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) in the health sciences or related field and research experience in one of these scientific areas. Familiarity with NIH extramural funding as an applicant, reviewer, or NIH scientific administrator is desirable, and outstanding written and oral communication skills are essential. Nurse scientists are encouraged to apply. NINR supports a diverse workforce.

An upcoming global “Health Scientist Administrator” job announcement will be posted on from January 18, 2021 through January 27, 2021. Applications must be submitted through by January 27, 2021 to be considered.

If you have questions about the position, please contact NINR Acting Deputy Director Dr. Susan E. Old at

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