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NINR Seeking Program Officers / Health Scientist Administrators

January 7, 2022

The National Institute of Nursing Research is committed to supporting the strongest, highest-impact science with the greatest potential to solve the Nation’s most pressing health challenges and achieve health equity.

To achieve this goal, NINR draws on the unique perspective of nursing research that is focused on people and the context of their lives and living conditions, and funds observational, intervention, and implementation research that aims to transform practice and policy. This is an exciting time to join NINR and contribute to its new vision. 

NINR is seeking exceptional candidates for several positions to move nursing research forward. 

Program Officer / Health Scientist Administrator
(multiple positions; GS-12/13/14 or GS-15) 

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. The NINR is specifically interested in expertise aligned with the research lenses identified in the draft framework for its new strategic plan:

  • Social determinants of health 
  • Health equity
  • Community and population health
  • Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Systems and Models of Care

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.

How to Apply

An upcoming global “Health Scientist Administrator” job announcement will be posted on USA Jobs January 18, 2022. Applications must be submitted through by January 27, 2022, to be considered.

If you have questions about the positions, please contact Dr. Rebekah Rasooly at The Department of Health and Human Services and NIH are equal opportunity employers committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.