Program Officer

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Bethesda, Maryland
September 11 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Program Officer

Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

National Institutes of Health

Department of Health and Human Services

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the largest Institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking exceptional applicants with diverse skill sets in basic and translational infectious disease research to serve as a health scientist administrator in the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID). DMID supports extramural research to control and prevent diseases caused by virtually all human infectious agents except HIV and directs a program of research grants and contracts in microbiology and infectious diseases.

As a program officer, you will identify opportunities and problem areas, research gaps, and relevant program needs and make recommendations for and facilitate new research efforts, clinical studies, or other initiatives. You will also develop, coordinate, and administer grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts established to fulfill the mission of the branch and the division.


Candidates must be U.S. citizens and demonstrate that they have worked independently in planning, organizing, and conducting biomedical behavioral health or health-related research and served effectively in research program administration in these fields.

To Apply

Visit and access the health scientist administrator vacancy announcements:

GS-0601-14: NIH-GR-DE-19-10594660 (U.S. citizens) and/or NIH-GR-MP-19-10594674 (status candidates) GS-0601-15, Supervisory: NIH-GR-DE-19-10594425 (U.S. citizens) and/or NIH-GR-MP-19-10594433 (status candidates) from September 16 through September 25, 2019.

For more information about health science administrator position and qualification requirements, visit

Visit NIAID Careers for more information about NIAID and additional career opportunities.

HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers.

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