NIA seeks Health Scientist Administrator for Alzheimer’s research portfolio

The National Institute on Aging, Division of Behavioral and Social Research, seeks a Health Scientist Administrator to manage and develop a portfolio of innovative grant-supported research and research training and identify scientific opportunities to generate new knowledge supporting the NIA mission, related to the National Alzheimer’s Plan of Action (  NIA/BSR supports social, behavioral, and economic research and research training on the processes of aging at both the individual and societal level.  The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for developing and managing a portfolio of research and research training grants on behavioral and social research related to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.  Potential areas of focus include the following, depending on the expertise of the applicant and needs of the division:

·     Cognitive and Dementia Epidemiology

·     Health Disparities Research in AD/ADRD

·     Dementia Care and Caregiving Research

·     Behavioral and Social Pathways to AD/ADRD

·     Behavioral and Social Science Approaches to AD/ADRD Prevention

·     Early Psychological Changes in AD/ADRD

A PhD, MD, or doctoral equivalent in behavioral, social or population sciences (e.g., Social Epidemiology, Health Policy, Health Services, Psychology, Demography, Sociology, Behavioral Medicine, Economics, etc.) and several years of significant experience in research or research management are required.   Candidates must be US citizens. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to ethnicity, gender, national origin, age, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.    DHHS, NIH and NIA are Equal Opportunity Employers.  The work site is in Bethesda, Maryland.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience; excellent benefits are offered.   Interested parties should contact John Haaga at   All inquiries will remain confidential.


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