Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer), Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of Health
OBSSR is seeking talented, knowledgeable, and motivated behavioral or social scientists with experience analyzing and monitoring developments in social and behavioral science related programs, developing and testing more accurate and precise measurements of behavioral and social factors and their influences in health-related research, and providing guidance and assistance regarding science policy issues.
The Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer) will focus on advancing (1) the development and testing of more accurate and precise measurements of behavior and its influences in health-related research, and (2) the development and application of innovative methods and analytics in social and behavioral research. This person will advise the OBSSR leadership on programmatic issues, particularly relating to methodology and measurement challenges in the behavioral and social sciences, and direct or assist with various initiatives involving methodology and measurement in the behavioral and social sciences. These areas include but are not limited to: a) research design, b) measurement science, including psychometrics and issues of reliability and validity, c) data analytics, including both statistical and computational modeling, and d) data management, curation, harmonization, and integration. Issues involving the application of these approaches in diverse populations and the ethical, privacy, and security issues related to methodology and measurement are also areas that the position will address. While core competence in the methods and measures of the social and behavioral sciences are critical, familiarity, adaptation, and integration of these approaches from other scientific areas (e.g., biomedical research, engineering) are valuable capabilities for this position. The Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer) will be involved in the issues surrounding the application of new approaches in diverse populations and the ethical, privacy and security issues related to methodology and measurement.
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Application deadline: August 5, 2016