The Division of Services and Intervention Research of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is conducting a national search for a Health Scientist Administrator (GS-601-12/13/14) to lead programs within the Treatment and Preventive Intervention Research Branch. The work site is in Bethesda, Maryland, US.
About the Treatment and Preventive Intervention Research Branch
The Treatment and Preventive Intervention Research Branch focuses on clinical trials research that addresses Phase 2 translational research (T2) priorities outlined in the NIMH Strategic Plan for Research, i.e., effective transfer of scientific findings from clinical studies to practice settings and communities, where new knowledge can be applied to improve public health. Specifically, the Branch plans, supports, and conducts programs of research, research training, and scientific resource development on: (a) refining treatment and preventive interventions to increase potency and efficiency; (b) tailoring existing and new interventions to optimize outcomes across stages of development and phases of illness progression; (c) testing interventions for effectiveness in community practice settings; and (d) accelerating broad implementation of promising interventions through deployment-focused studies.
About the Position
As a Health Science Administrator and Program Officer, the candidate will provide scientific leadership to the planning, development, organization, administration, and evaluation of a broad range of multi-faceted, extramurally-funded research projects involving mental health interventions.
Candidates for the position must have a degree in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.
Training in mental health intervention development and testing through randomized controlled trials is desired, as well as demonstrated experience and a strong track-record in the initiation, oversight, evaluation, and conduct of intervention research. Experience is preferred in one or more of the following areas: clinical trials methods and designs for testing prescriptive intervention approaches (e.g., biomarkers/treatment moderators as tailoring variables, adaptive sequential randomization, equipoise stratification); innovative platforms for conducting T2 intervention science (e.g., practice-based research networks, web-based platforms, electronic medical records); emerging modalities that might be used alone or in combination to optimize therapeutic outcomes (e.g., technology-assisted or device-based intervention approaches); pharmacotherapy or combined interventions approaches with children and adolescents; and/or early intervention or prevention approaches across the lifespan. A history of multi-disciplinary collaborations and strong writing skills, including a track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals, are also required.
This is a career position with the US Government at the GS-12/13/14 pay grade and requires that the applicant is a U.S. citizen. A job announcement is forthcoming here. Application submissions will only be accepted via USA Jobs.
Interested individuals should contact Robert Heinssen for additional information. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to ethnicity, gender, national origin, age, religion, disability or sexual orientation. DHHS, NIH and NIMH are Equal Opportunity Employers.
Please visit the NIMH website for more information about the NIMH Strategic Plan for Research.