• Administration & Management - Non-Academic
  • Research Scientist
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Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

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 toxicology to serve as a program officer 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 manage or contribute to animal model qualification packages and be responsible for monitoring and auditing non-clinical laboratories for toxicology, bioanalytical, pharmacokinetics, animal rule, natural history, and/or efficacy studies.


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.

A board-certified toxicologist/toxicologic pathologist, with expertise in nonclinical regulatory toxicology, animal rule requirements, drug and vaccine safety, toxicologic pathology (particularly dermal, renal, reproductive pathology, and pathology of infectious disease), clinical pathology, and immunopathology is preferred.

To Apply

Visit and access the following health scientist administrator (HSA) vacancy announcements, open January 21 through January 30, 2020:

GS-12/13/14 HSA (Program Officer/Scientific Review Officer)

NIH-GR-DE-20-10691617(U.S. citizens)

NIH-GR-MP-20-10697873(status candidates)

GS-15 Supervisory HSA (Program Officer/Scientific Review Officer)

NIH-GR-DE-20-10692416 (U.S. citizens)    

NIH-GR-MP-20-10698001 (status candidates)

For more information about health scientist administrator positions and qualification requirements, visit Global Recruitment: Recruiting for all of NIH!

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

HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers.

Education Requirement:
Bethesda, MD
5601 Fishers Lane,
Bethesda , MD 20892
Colleen Kelly,