Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer)
The Division of Aging Biology (DAB) is recruiting for five positions. DAB is one of four scientific Divisions in the National Institute on Aging (NIA), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services. HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. Salary for each position is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The DAB supports research in basic, applied, and translational research through grants and a robust program to provide biological resources for extramural investigators. The objective of DAB-funded research is to elucidate the basic biochemical, genetic, and physiological mechanisms underlying the process of aging and age-related changes in humans and in animal models of human aging. This includes investigations of alterations of structure and function that characterize aging and investigations of how these adverse changes become risk factors for, or accompany, age-related conditions and disease states. The Division provides resources needed to support aging research comprising aged rodent and NHP colonies, rodent and NHP cell and tissue banks as well as the Primate Aging database.
Information on the Division can be found at https://www.nia.nih.gov/research/dab .
A formal application through the next NIH global announcement will be necessary (to be posted in USAJobs in May). For additional information about these positions, please contact Ms. Karleigh Price (Karleigh.Price@nih.gov) with a resume and letter of interest and details about the application process for a position at NIA/NIH. Contacts in DAB are listed below.
Branch Chief: Max.Guo@nih.gov
The position is in the Genetics and Cell Biology Branch. The Genetics and Cell Biology Branch focuses on the basic molecular mechanisms believed to underlie age-related dysfunction, with a focus on molecular studies, performed primarily in laboratory animals or in vitro and ex vivo systems. Research supported by this branch includes genetic, cell biological, and metabolic changes under the umbrella concept hallmarks of aging.
The Program Officer is expected to develop a new portfolio for the Emerging Technology Program in areas of science that include:
- Systems biology, bioinformatic, statistical or computational tools (AI & ML) applicable in aging biology research.
- Other emerging technologies such as imaging modalities or graphical tools to visualize and display rates of aging.
- Development and use of transgenic or synthetic biological constructs as reporters for hallmarks of aging in diverse laboratory species,
- Participate in NIA-wide and NIH-wide activities on emerging technologies.
The successful candidate will possess a doctoral degree in biological, mathematical, computer of physical science, and experience in conducting biomedical or bioengineering research and/or grants management in biomedical or bioengineering research.