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Fogarty International Center Health Scientist Administrators (Program Directors) Vacancy Notice

Friday, March 18, 2016

Vacancy Notice - FIC Health Scientist Administrators

Series & Grade: GS-0601-13/14

To Apply: Positions will be posted on in March or April


The Fogarty International Center (FIC; is seeking two Health Scientist Administrators (Program Directors) to provide scientific leadership and manage global health grant portfolios in the Division of International Training and Research. Expertise in HIV/AIDS research and research training is desired for one position and non-communicable diseases research and research training expertise is desired for a second position, although qualified candidates are expected to be able to work across a wide spectrum of global health research areas. Besides having the flexibility and intellectual curiosity to work across discipline boundaries, qualified individuals should also have the ability to collaborate widely, both within NIH and outside the agency, and to work effectively as both a team member and team leader.


FIC is particularly interested in individuals with research or research training experience in low- or middle-income countries and with strong interests in the development of research career pathways for scientists from low-and middle-income countries.  Additionally, ideal candidates will have experience managing extramural research programs and writing funding opportunity announcements or other grant solicitations.


Responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical leadership and guidance in HIV/AIDS research and research training or non-communicable disease research and research training. Programs that may be included in the assigned portfolios include MEPI Junior Faculty,  HIV Research Training, Global Health Fellows and Scholars, NCD Lifespan, International Research Scientist Development, and  the Fogarty Emerging Global Leader Award.
  • Identify and formulate program needs to achieve an integrated and responsive effort in the assigned area
  • Perform scientific and administrative reviews and analyses of applications from a programmatic viewpoint
  • Organize and conduct workshops, conferences, symposia to foster the aims of the Division
  • Actively contribute to Division-wide and Center-wide efforts to address over all extramural program needs
  • Establish and maintain effective collaborative and working relationships within FIC and NIH and with other government agencies, research institutes, and organizations
  • Consult with and advise grantees during preparation of applications and provide guidance on program issues
  • Develop, coordinate and administer grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts established to fulfill the mission of the Division
  • Visit universities, research institutions, commercial organizations, other government agencies, and public and private organizations to promote and explain the objectives of the program.