Senior Health Science Policy Analyst, two positions

National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, Maryland-D.C. suburb)

Posted 2 weeks ago

The NIH Tribal Health Research Office (THRO), in the in the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI) is recruiting for a Health Science Policy Analyst. The position reports to the THRO Director. The incumbent is responsible for providing critical scientific leadership, direction, and oversight of new, high impact NIH tribal health research initiatives across the NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) and the NIH Office of the Director (OD).

Initiatives frequently relate to a broad range of health research issues with the potential for far-reaching public and tribal interest and Congressional scrutiny. Included within the incumbent’s primary areas of responsibility are advising on American Indian and Alaska Native health research, leading NIH’s agency-wide communications (including scientific and public health communications) activities as they relate to tribal health research, and outreach to key scientific stakeholders and tribal leaders. The incumbent has a significant impact on the substance, quality, and effectiveness of NIH tribal health research and policies.

The Tribal Health Research Office coordinates tribal health research-related activities across NIH through the position of the THRO Director, serves as a liaison to and NIH representative on tribal health related committees or working groups, coordinates and convenes the NIH Tribal Advisory Committee, collaborates with NIH ICs on the development of reports on tribal health topics, manages information dissemination related to tribal health research coordination and the Tribal Advisory Committee, convenes trans-NIH committees, workshops, meetings and other activities related to tribal health research and scientific priorities, and works with NIH ICs to leverage resources or develop and manages initiatives to support tribal health research.

Major Duties will include:  

  • Provides expert guidance, advice, and assistance on major tribal health research policy issues affecting NIH, the national biomedical research community, and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities across the country
  • Performs a range of senior-level functions involving researching, analyzing, and planning for key policy and program decisions by the NIH leadership
  • Works with the NIH Tribal Health Research Coordinating Committee (THRCC) to increase the number of trans-NIH initiatives involving multiple ICs.
  • Serves as the THRO and agency representative in engaging with policy-level officials to ensure that the respective views and interests are promoted with respect to current and emerging tribal health research policy issues, and that those views are taken into consideration in policy development and implementation
  • Serves as a tribal health research policy representative for the THRO with the members and technical advisors to the NIH Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC) which is composed of tribal leaders or their designees from the 12 Indian Health Service areas and 5 National At-Large Members.

Candidates must have bachelor’s degree or higher (e.g., a Ph.D., M.D., R.N., M.S., MPH) with major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position, from an accredited college or university.  Experience with American Indian and Alaska Native communities desirable.  Candidates must demonstrate strong interpersonal and communications skills in serving in a variety of complex liaison roles.  

The work site is the Washington, D.C. suburb of Bethesda, Maryland.  Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience; the position will post at the GS-14 Federal government salary grade, with an annual salary range of $121,316 to $157,709.

Comprehensive Federal benefits package will be provided.  All applicants will receive consideration without regard to ethnicity, gender, national origin, age, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. 

U.S. Citizenship requirement must be met by closing date. Position is subject to a background investigation. Education Requirement-Transcripts are required.

This is a pre-announcement of the vacancy which will be posted on www.usajobs.gov on Monday, Feb 10 through Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020.

Applications must be submitted through that website to be considered.  All inquiries will remain confidential.

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