Health Scientist Administrator (National Temporal Bone Coordinator)- NIDCD
Position Description for NIDCD Program Officer GS 12/13/14/15 (National Temporal Bone Coordinator)
The NIDCD is welcoming applications, in May, for a Health Scientist Administrator (HSA Program Officer) to manage and oversee the procurement and use of human temporal bones. A doctoral degree in audiology, neuroscience, or auditory sciences, or a medical degree with an emphasis in otolaryngology is preferred, and applicants at early to mid-career stages are strongly encouraged to apply. Expertise in temporal bone organs and pathology or related areas is preferred, but not required.
Responsibilities for this position include overseeing, coordinating, and growing a national registry and data repository for human temporal bone tissue, which is an invaluable resource. The position will also have programmatic duties related to temporal bone research in addition to serving as the scientific officer for a network of laboratories involved in temporal bone research for both hearing and balance endeavors.
The national data registry and repository includes medical records, images of scanned temporal bone sections, tissue processing protocols, and donor lists that must remain up-to-date and available for researchers to access. Database management experience is preferred. In addition, the person in this position will work to expand NIDCD’s support of temporal bone research, including creating, developing, and leading activities associated with this research area, communicating with medical establishments and individuals from the public, in addition to potential temporal bone donors and donor families to increase this resource, interfacing with individual researchers to determine their tissue needs, communicating the availability of these resources to broad audiences, coordinating with centers across the nation to procure new temporal bone donations and cataloging samples previously collected, educating medical and scientific professionals on procedures and the public on the resource, serving as the contact and resource within NIDCD, the NIH, and beyond, for all issues related to temporal bone research, availability of temporal bone tissue, and temporal bone donation, as well as interacting with various groups within and across NIH.
NIDCD is seeking a motivated, highly organized, people-oriented, enthusiastic person with research and/or medical credentials and scientific expertise who will welcome the challenges and rewards of leading this national effort to provide and improve access to this critical resource for NIDCD mission-specific research. The organization is committed to creating a diverse environment: all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. At NIDCD, there is a clear vision to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people do their best work. The salary is based on individual qualifications and professional experience. A full benefits package is available. Remote work is allowed.
This Health Scientist Administrator position will be posted May 15-24, 2023 on the NIH global recruitment website (https://hr.nih.gov/jobs/global-recruitment).
Interested candidates should contact Dr. Janet Cyr (email@example.com) or Dr. Amy Poremba (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or for more information about the position.
To apply for this job please visit hr.nih.gov.
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