The Division of Extramural Science Programs (DESP) at the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) seeks qualified individuals to serve as Program Directors within the Symptom Science and Genetics and Self-Management Branch. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment, and we strongly welcome candidates from underrepresented groups.
Within NINR, DESP supports basic and clinical research to establish the scientific basis for the care of individuals across the life span, including helping individuals manage symptoms during illness and recovery, improving quality of life in those with chronic conditions, reducing risk for disease and disability, and caring for those with advanced illness. The grant portfolio within the Symptom Science and Genetics and Self-Management Branch encompasses research on the biological and behavioral dynamics of symptoms, omics-guided biobehavioral interventions, and self-management of chronic conditions.
The incumbents will utilize their background and knowledge to oversee a portfolio of awards, develop research priorities that advance the NINR mission, serve as liaison to trans-NIH committees, and promote the NINR Strategic Plan to the extramural and broader scientific community.
- PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant scientific area.
- Broad knowledge and experience in health-related behavioral or biobehavioral research.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills with demonstrated ability to convey complex information to a variety of audiences.
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to cultivate partnerships and maintain relationships at all levels across an organization to develop and implement program priorities.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team on multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously.
The vacancies are Health Scientist Administrator (HSA) positions and are posted online at the following links:
Candidates must be U.S. citizens.
The vacancy notices are open from September 21, 2020 through September 30, 2020.
Questions about the open positions? You are encouraged to contact Dr. Martha Matocha.