Scientific Review Branch (SRB): Scientific Review Officers

The Scientific Review Branch (SRB) in the Division of Extramural Research (DER) at NIDA manages the peer review of grants applications, cooperative agreements, and contract proposal submissions received in response to NIDA’s Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs).

SRB is currently recruiting two Scientific Review Officers (SROs) to manage the peer review process for submissions received in response to various NIDA FOAs. Scientists with a doctoral degree, excellent oral and written communication skills, and several years of biomedical and/or behavioral research experience in areas of neuroscience, substance use disorder, HIV, or drug discovery are encouraged to apply.

Candidates must be US citizens. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to ethnicity, gender, national origin, age, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience; excellent benefits are offered. The positions are at GS-12/13/14 federal government salary grade (annual salary range of $79,725– $157,709). 


NIDA is accepting applications for Health Scientist Administrator (SRO) positions though a global vacancy announcement.  The announcement closes on May 27.

Additional information can also be found on the NIH Jobs page:

There are two announcements--one for applicants who are currently federal employees and one for those who are NOT currently federal employees

Delegated Examining (Open to the Public)

Merit Promotion (Open to Status Candidates)

To learn more about this opportunity please contact Dharmendar Rathore, Ph.D., Chief, Scientific Review Branch.