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Health Scientist Administrator GS-0601-14 NICHD Shauntell Embrack August 29, 2014
National Children's Study Scholars Program (Non-paid Opportunity)   NCS Marion Balsam, M.D.  

Recruiting for a Health Scientist Administrator (GS-14) to direct the Language, Bilingualism, and Biliteracy Program in the Child Development and Behavior Branch (CDBB) of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

The incumbent of this position will serve as a Program Officer with responsibility for providing scientific leadership and guidance to the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of assigned bio-behavioral research to the Language, Bilingualism and Biliteracy Program in the CDBB. Responsibilities include stimulating, planning, advising, directing and evaluation program activities for a portfolio of research projects and other grants/awards, cooperative agreements, and/or contracts. Using a developmental framework, s/he will identify and formulate program needs to achieve an integrated and responsive effort in the assigned area. Using specialized training and experience and knowledge of current advances and developments in the field of typical and bilingual language development, provides leadership and technical expertise, identifies opportunities and problem areas, research gaps and facilitates new research efforts. The incumbent will also formulate and present new basic, translational and applied language, bilingual language, and biliteracy development research concepts, projects and initiatives to appropriate advisory groups and formulate and develop Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) to achieve objectives. This position involves professional responsibility for administration of a federal grants program of basic and applied research that requires a professional scientific background. The incumbent must have a Ph.D. with training, experience, and interest in typical language development and/or bilingual language development, which is usually followed by relevant post-doctoral research.

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