The National Institute on Aging (NIA) seeks a Population or Social Scientist

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) seeks a population or social scientist to be Health Scientist Administrator in the Division of Behavioral and Social Research.    This position is located in the Population and Social Processes Branch (  The HSA will manage and develop a portfolio of innovative grant-supported research and research training and identify scientific opportunities to generate new knowledge supporting the NIA mission (  Responsibilities include:  providing administration and scientific evaluation of funded research; advising NIA leadership on significant research findings and proposing future program emphases; representing the division at review meetings and scientific conferences;  presenting and justifying funding plans to NIA leaders and the National Advisory Council on Aging; responding to inquiries from Congress; NIH leaders, and others and explaining research results and priorities to multiple audiences.  The ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D.  The work site is Bethesda, Maryland. Salaries will be competitive and commensurate with experience; excellent benefits will be provided. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to ethnicity, gender, national origin, age, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. The position will likely be posted at the GS-12, 13, and 14 federal government salary grades, producing an annual salary range of about $76,378 to $139,523.


This is a pre-announcement of the vacancy, to be posted on and applications must be submitted through that website to be considered.  Please check that website regularly for updated postings, as positions are only open for 10 days.  Interested parties should also contact Dr. John W. R. Phillips (Chief, Population and Social Processes Branch) at .