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Job opening: Supervisory Health Scientist (Deputy Director)

Salary: $155 700 - 183 500 per year
Published at: Aug 13 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located in the Office of the Scientific Director (OSD), Division of Intramural (DIR), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), in Montgomery County, Maryland.


Work closely with the Scientific Director, DIR, to lead and manage the large and complex NIAID intramural program by setting research priorities and developing new research initiatives. Use scientific expertise to develop new scientific programs and initiatives in the Division of Intramural Research. Assess and advise on which DIR infectious diseases research projects should receive supplemental funding to support research on emerging threats. Identify and build research infrastructure in developing countries capable of providing high quality immunological, microbiological, biostatistical, epidemiological, and clinical research, and maintain activities at existing sites. Is responsible for the inception, design, and execution of research projects and for supervising assigned staff, and training fellows. Plan work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, and establish milestones for completion of the work.


  • U.S. Citizenship requirement or proof of being a U.S. National must be met by closing date.
  • Employment is subject to the successful completion of a background investigation, verification of qualifications, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, and any other job-related requirement before or after appointment.
  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Position requires Education (you are strongly encouraged to submit transcripts).
  • If selected, you will be tested for illegal drug use prior to appointment and be subject to random, reasonable suspicion, and post-accident drug testing during employment. Employment is contingent upon a negative drug test result.
  • The position requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.


To qualify for the Supervisory Health Scientist (Deputy Director) GS-601-15, you must meet the following qualification requirements: Education Qualification: You must possess a Bachelor's degree, or graduate/higher level degree with major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of this position. (This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained). AND Additional Qualifications: In addition, to qualify for a Supervisory Health Scientist (Deputy Director), GS-0601 position at the GS-15 level, you must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: managing and overseeing all aspects of clinical research programs; developing and overseeing new scientific activities and changes to existing research efforts; designing and executing research projects related to allergy, immunology, and infectious diseases; and coordinating and collaborating with other scientists and research organizations to plan and accomplish research programs. You will receive credit for all experience material to the position, including experience gained in religious, civic, welfare, service, and organizational activities, regardless of whether you received pay. Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position. Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12009679


This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education.


  • Address National Institutes of Health 6701 Rockledge Dr Bethesda, MD 20892 US
  • Name: John Barr
  • Phone: 406-375-9601
  • Email: [email protected]


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