Vacancies at the Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR), National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health

This is a pre-announcement of vacancies which will be posted on www.usajobs.gov, and applications must be submitted through that website to be considered. Candidates must be US Citizens. All inquiries will remain confidential.

(1) Program Officer (GS 15)

A senior population or social scientist with a PhD, MD, or doctoral equivalent in social or population science to serve as Chief of the Population and Social Processes Branch. The Branch Chief will lead a talented group of professionals and foster innovative grant-supported research and research training supporting the NIA mission in the areas of demography, sociology, economics, social epidemiology, and health policy. In addition to the supervisory role, the candidate will manage a portfolio of research in areas of particular interest and expertise and will have the opportunity to serve as the NIA Project Scientist of one or more of the major longitudinal data resources supported by BSR, such as the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) or the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS).

(2) Program Officer (GS 12/13/14)

A population or social scientist with a PhD, MD, or doctoral equivalent in social or population science to be a Health Scientist Administrator (HSA) in the Population and Social Processes Branch. The HSA will manage and develop a portfolio of innovative grant-supported research and research training in demography, sociology, economics, social epidemiology, or health policy, and identify scientific opportunities to generate new knowledge supporting the NIA mission. This position also offers the opportunity to serve as the NIA Project Scientist for the HRS or NHATS.

(3) Program Officer (GS 12/13/14)

A behavioral or social scientist, with a PhD, MD, or doctoral equivalent in behavioral, social or population science, to manage and develop a portfolio of research and research training that relates to the National Alzheimer’s Plan of Action, specifically on formal and informal dementia caregiving, including long-term supports and services for persons with dementia, and services for their caregivers.

For more information contact John Haaga at [email protected], Director, BSR.