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Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer)

Revised August 2014

The mission of the Division of Clinical Neuroscience and Behavioral Research is to utilize a translational approach, within a clinical research context, to improve health by advancing our understanding of brain and behavior in drug abuse and addiction. This mission is pursued through programs of clinical research and research training within three branches centered on neuroscience, development, and treatment. A major focus of the Division is the support of science for the translation of basic findings to clinical research, as well as for the translation of the results of clinical investigations to applied research.

Position Description:

The position is within the Clinical Neuroscience Branch of the Division of Clinical Neuroscience and Behavioral Research for a Program Officer with expertise in human brain imaging.  Candidates should have demonstrated expertise in state-of-the art acquisition and analysis of contemporary human brain imaging methods.  In addition, candidates should be familiar with the use and current literature of human brain imaging as it relates to risk, maintenance, and recovery from substance use, abuse and addiction as demonstrated by training, publications, and presentations at scientific conferences. Candidates must have very good written and verbal communication skills. Additional expertise in an area of cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology or human brain development are highly desirable.  Experience with NIH grant proposal procedures would be useful, but not necessary.

Program Officer duties include assisting applicants with preparation of NIDA research and training grant and contract proposals, attending grant  and contract review study sections, developing concepts for Funding Opportunity Announcements,  serving on workgroups and committees at the internal NIDA level, at all levels of the federal government, and with non-governmental organizations that would serve to advance the mission of NIDA.

Posting Timeframe:

August 2014

Link to Vacancy Announcement:



This page was last updated August 2014