Job Openning at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for H

NIDA NEURO SCIENCE nidaneurosc at MAIL.NIH.GOV
Thu Sep 27 10:17:42 EST 2001


A position for a Health Scientist Administrator (program director) at 
the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in the Division of 
Neuroscience and Behavioral Research, the Genetics and 
Molecular Neurobiology Research Branch is now open.   As a 
Health Scientist Administrator at NIDA, you can have a very large 
impact on the direction of science.  The successful applicant will 
be responsible for the overall direction and administration of a broad 
and comprehensive program covering several areas of molecular 
biology and genetics research related to drug abuse studies. This 
includes administering research grants, training grants, fellowship 
grants, and research development contracts in these area; 
providing technical leadership to other personnel in the Institute, as 
well as to investigators throughout the country.  

Salary:  $ 63,211.00 - $ 97,108.00

Opening/Close Dates:  09/24/2001 - 11/19/2001

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institutes of Health

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Vacancy Announcement

Announcement Number:
NIDA-01-0088

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301 594-2953

Request Fax ID Number:
2633

Position Title:
Health Scientist Administrator

Series and Grade:
GS-601-13/14

Appointment Type(s)
Permanent

Tour of Duty:
Full Time

Salary:
$ 63,211.00 - $ 97,108.00
In addition to above salary, Physician's Comparability Pay,
Recruitment Bonus, or Relocation Allowance of up to 25 percent 
may be paid.

Full Performance Level:
GS-14

Opening/Close Date:
09/24/2001 - 11/19/2001

Organizational Location:
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Division of Neuroscience and Behavioral Research (DNBR). 
Genetics and Molecular Neurobiology Research Branch

Job Location:
Bethesda, MD

Number of Vacancies: 1

Who May Apply:
All qualified applicants may apply

Notes:
TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID. 
Appointment may be made using other appointing authorities.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities: The incumbent of this 
position serves as a Health Scientist Administrator in the Division 
of Neuroscience and Behavioral Research, Genetics and Molecular 
Neurobiology Research Branch, an extramural program of the 
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). As such, the incumbent 
is responsible for the overall direction and administration of a broad 
and comprehensive program covering several areas of molecular 
biology and genetics research related to drug abuse studies. This 
includes administering research grants, training grants, fellowship 
grants, and research development contracts in these area; 
providing technical leadership to other personnel in the Institute, as 
well as to investigators throughout the country.  

Basic Qualification Requirements: Candidates must meet 
qualifications and time-in-grade requirements within 30 days from 
the closing date of this vacancy announcement.  

Basic Requirements: Applicants for the subject position must be 
U.S. citizens and must meet then requirements described below:

Successful completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent
doctoral degree) in an accredited college or university including
acceptance of the dissertation in an academic field relevant to the
position.

TO QUALIFY AS A HEALTH SCIENTIST ADMINISTRATOR, GS-
601-13:

Additional Experience Requirement: In addition to meeting the 
basic requirements, additional professional experience examples 
include: the management of significant independent research 
projects and supervision of graduate researchers or technicians; 
publications in refereed journals, presenting published work to 
scientific organizations and teaching graduate level courses in 
biomedical/behavioral or health-related disciplines; served as a 
reviewer on peer-review panels or journals; held position of 
Assistant or Associate Professor or equivalent; responsible for 
multiple scientific projects, supervising graduate researchers or 
technicians; held position of Research Scientist (permanent 
position), Section Chief, or equivalent; evidence of increasing 
responsibility in research or administration within a company; held 
position of Senior Research Scientist/Project Manager, or 
equivalent.  

TO QUALIFY AS A HEALTH SCIENTIST ADMINISTRATOR, GS-
601-14:

Additional Experience Requirements: In addition to meeting the GS-
13 requirements, additional professional experience examples 
include: experience that demonstrates extensive scientific 
expertise incorporating research experience with varied 
responsibilities for providing leadership in a scientific area; 
functioning as a leader for a variety of efforts, such as directing 
research and coordinating committee and teaching activities, and 
organizing and chairing sessions at national scientific meetings; 
served as an appointed member of a scientific peer-review panel or 
editorial board; held position of Associate Professor, Professor, or 
equivalent; responsible for at least two concurrent research 
projects with separate staff and budgets and supervising doctoral 
level staff; held position of Section Chief or equivalent for at least 2 
years.  

Applicants should address the following items:

1. EVIDENCE OF RESEARCH ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Titles of research papers published in appropriate scientific
peer-reviewed journals, giving complete citation.

2. GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

For all grants or contracts for which the applicants were the
Principal Investigator, applicants must state this fact and include
the title, type and subject matter of the grant or contract, source of
funding, dollar amount, and starting and ending dates. For other
research support, the applicant should indicate his/her role in the
project.

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: Status applicants must have 
served at least one year at the next lower grade.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) Method to be used in 
evaluating candidates: Applicants meeting the minimum 
qualifications, including the selective factor(s) if any, will be further 
evaluated based on the degree that they meet the Knowledge, 
Skills and Abilities (KSAs). Any experience, awards, and/or 
training and educational courses that relate to the KSAs should be 
described in detail as a way of demonstrating your level of 
competence in the KSAs. Experience may be as an employee or 
volunteer, paid or unpaid. This evaluation determines the list of 
candidates who will be referred to the selecting official for final 
consideration. Therefore applicants should submit a supplemental 
statement to their resume or application addressing each of the 
specific KSAs listed below. Failure to provide a statement 
addressing each of the specific KSAs for this position may place 
the applicant at a relevant disadvantage compared to other 
applicants.  


1. 
Knowledge of genetics; molecular biology; pharmacogenetics and 
the genetic basis of metabolism; proteomics; genomic 
technologies; and of the ethical, legal, and social issues in human 
genetics and molecular biology research.  

2.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing as demonstrated by
publications.

3.
Ability to communicate orally on complex scientific and 
administrative
issues.

4.
Ability to work effectively in groups and demonstrated ability as a
leader.

Eligibility
U.S. citizenship is required.

Deadlines Applications must be postmarked by the closing date 
and received prior to referral of applications to the selecting official.  

How To Apply 
You may apply with a resume, Optional Application for Federal 
Employment (OF-612), Application for Federal Employment (SF-
171) or any other written format you choose as long as it contains 
all the required information. Although a standard application form is 
not required, we do need certain information to evaluate your 
qualifications and determine if you meet legal requirements for 
Federal employment. If your resume or application does not provide 
all the information requested in the vacancy announcement, you 
will not be considered for this position. See OPM's flyer OF-510, 
Applying for a Federal Job.  

What To Submit 
A description of your accomplishments that demonstrates your 
competence in the KSAs on paper (or the KSA Supplemental 
Form). Any experience, awards and/or specific training and 
educational courses that relate to the KSAs should be described 
as a way of demonstrating your level of competence in the KSAs. 
Experience may be as an employee or volunteer, paid or unpaid.  

Copy of SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing highest-
grade achieved and competitive status. (For current and former 
Federal employees only).  

Copy of most recent final rating under your appraisal system. (For
current and former Federal employees only.)

Candidates claiming 5 point veterans' preference must submit a 
copy of his/her Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty 
(DD-214). Candidates claiming 10 point veterans' preference must 
submit a copy of their DD-214, a completed Application for 10 
Point Veteran Preference (SF-15) form, and the required proof.  

Please complete a United States Department of Health and Human 
Services Applicant Background Survey form. The information from 
the survey is used for statistical purposes only. The survey is 
voluntary, and no individual personnel selections are made based 
on this information.  

If you are claiming eligibility based on any special authorities 
including ICTAP/CTAP, Schedule A, B or C, VRA, VEOA, 
Outstanding Scholar or 30% disabled veteran please clearly 
indicate this on your application package.  

Veterans Veterans' Preference in Hiring: If you served on active 
duty in the United States Military and were separated under 
honorable conditions, you may be eligible for veterans' preference. 
To receive preference if your service began after October 15, 1976, 
you must have a Campaign Badge, Expeditionary Medal, served on 
active duty during the Gulf War from August 2, 1990, through 
January 2, 1992, or a service-connected disability. More 
information on veterans' preference is available in the VetGuide that 
may be found on the United States Office of Personnel 
Management web site at www.opm.gov.  

General Information 
NIH is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position 
will be based solely on merit, without discrimination for non-merit 
reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, politics, 
marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, age 
or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.  

Before hiring, we will ask you to complete a Declaration for Federal 
Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, 
to authorize a background investigation and to certify the accuracy 
of all the information in your application. If you make a false 
statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; 
you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be fined or 
jailed.  

All status candidates who wish to be considered under both Merit 
Promotion and Competitive Procedures must submit (2) two 
complete applications, unless applying electronically. When only 
one application is received, it will be considered under the Merit 
Promotion Announcement only. If selected under case examining 
procedures, a new probationary period may be required.  

If you are a male born after December 31, 1959, and are at least 18
years of age, you must have registered with the Selective Service
System (or have an exemption) to be eligible for a Federal job.

NIH provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with 
disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation during any part 
of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision 
on granting reasonable accommodation will be handled on a case-
by-case basis.  

Our Addresses:
Attention: Maryann Postorino
(NIDA-01-0088)
National Institutes of Health
NIDA Human Resources Office
6001 Executive Blvd.
Room 5128 Msc 9587
Bethesda,MD 20892-9587

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