NIH Research Program Analyst Position

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health

Division of Behavioral and Social Research

Research Program Analyst

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the premier health research center for the nation and the world. The 27 Institutes and Centers at NIH employ approximately 18,000 employees in a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. The NIH mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.

Located in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, the Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) of the National Institute on Aging supports basic and translational social and behavioral research and research training on the processes of aging at both the individual and societal level.

BSR plans to hire a Research Program Analyst with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in psychological, behavioral, social, or health-related science to help develop and manage a research grant and training portfolio that covers the following areas:

· Research on changes in cognitive functioning over the life course including interventions to remediate age-related cognitive decline and improve everyday functioning
· Integrative research on psychological development, linking brain, behavior and biology to understand life course trajectories of health and well-being
· Studies of family and interpersonal relationships at an individual and dyadic level, including studies of the impact of marital and other interpersonal relationships on health at older ages
· Research on behavior change and behavioral interventions for adaptive aging, including interventions for health promotion, disease prevention and disability postponement
· Genetic and genomic influences linking social, psychological, and behavioral processes with health and wellbeing over the life course.

The successful candidate will have solid project management, writing, and communication skills, and familiarity with research in the psychological, behavioral, social, and health sciences. Responsibilities of this position include:

· Working with senior staff to develop Funding Opportunity Announcements, new research initiatives, and exploratory meetings of scientific experts
· Establishing, monitoring and updating systems for tracking research progress
· Tracking pilot research activities of NIA-funded centers
· Providing technical assistance and guidance concerning Division initiatives and priorities to applicants and grantees in the Division’s research portfolio
· Responding to requests from Congress, NIH and NIA directors, NIA divisions, and the public
· Maintaining and updating content on the Division website.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a pre-announcement of the vacancy. A formal position announcement will be posted on, likely in late June, and applications must be submitted through that website to be considered. Please check that website regularly for updated postings, as the vacancy will be open for only 10 days.

For additional information contact:
Lyn Neil

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers

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