Scientist National Institutes of Health Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) is recruiting a dynamic and experienced scientist with academic training and expertise in genetics and behavioral/social science. The Office is interested in fostering research that connects the biological and psychological factors intrinsic to the individual with extrinsic environmental/sociological factors, since all of these factors and the interactions among them affect health. OBSSR seeks to advance scientific research and training on the interplay of environmental exposure (broadly defined to include exposure to the chemical, physical, behavioral and social environments) and genetic endowment in the production of health or disease. Recent OBSSR activities in this area can be found at the website.
An individual with the expertise described above would enjoy a scientifically energizing and collegial environment and have ample opportunities to:
Develop new trans-NIH research initiatives that include genetics/genomics and the behavioral or social sciences;
Develop curricula, tools and other vehicles to educate and train the next generation of scientists capable of advancing research in the area of genes, behavior and the social/behavioral environment, as well as programs to retrain more experienced researchers;
Coordinate among relevant NIH research programs and related programs in other Federal agencies and professional scientific associations;
Lead and participate in transdisciplinary research collaborations among public, private, and academic stakeholders; and,
Develop national scientific programming (e.g., symposia, special journal issues and supplements, conferences, and workshops) in the area of gene-environment interplay and health.
To learn more about OBSSR, please visit the website.
This is a health scientist administrator position at the GS-13 level.
Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles -- current competitive service employees) may apply to Job Announcement Number NIH-OD-MP-12-644877 at this website.
All other candidates may apply to Job Announcement Number NIH-OD-DE-12-642384 at this website.
Applications must be received by 11:59pm on the closing date of the announcement, Tuesday, May 29, 2012.