Jobs at NICHD

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Current Openings

Chief

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Branch, Division of Intramural Population Health Research

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Branch (BBB), Division of Intramural Population Health Research (DIPHR) (PDF 136 KB)

Program Officer (Multiple Positions)

Child Development and Behavior Branch (CDBB)

CDBB develops scientific initiatives and supports research and research training relevant to the psychological, neurobiological, language, behavioral, and educational development and health of children. Two programs within the CDBB are seeking Health Scientist Administrators (Program Officers).

This is an especially important time to join NICHD, as we are finalizing our strategic plan to shape and advance research in the near and long-term future. Through implementation of this plan, these positions will allow the successful candidate to be at the start of shaping scientific research opportunities that will directly affect the field, biomedical science, and public health for years to come. 

  • The Cognitive Development, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Psychobiology Research Program seeks Health Scientist Administrators (Program Officers) to develop and support a research portfolio that focuses on developmental pathways leading to normal and at-risk brain development and behaviors and their underlying developmental mechanisms at the molecular, genetic, cellular, and network levels. In addition, the incumbents will develop and support a research portfolio that identifies biological and behavioral indices of individual differences predictive of performance in sensory, motor, cognitive, and social behavioral domains at different points of development. These positions also support research training in developmental psychobiology, behavioral genetics, and developmental cognitive neuroscience.

    Candidates should possess a strong background in developmental neuroscience and developmental psychology—especially in pediatric populations—with additional expertise in learning disorders and behavioral and molecular genetics. Successful candidates for this position will have excellent communication and leadership skills and in-depth knowledge of the field.
  • The Language, Bilingualism, and Biliteracy Research Program seeks a Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer) who will use deep knowledge of research in developmental psychology, linguistics, and cognitive neuroscience—especially in pediatric populations—to develop and maintain a research portfolio that supports and encourages research in the following three closely related and often integrated areas: language development and psycholinguistics, from infancy through early adulthood; bilingualism and/or second-language acquisition; and reading in bilingual and/or English-language learning children and youth.

    The candidate should have a strong background in developmental neuroscience and developmental psychology, with additional expertise in linguistics and language disorders. Successful candidates for this position will have excellent communication and leadership skills, and in-depth knowledge of the field.

    Of interest are candidates who can develop and maintain a research portfolio that supports and encourages developmental studies that identify and make clear the cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, socio-environmental, geographic, environmental, instructional, and neurobiological factors related to language, bilingualism, and biliteracy. The program has a special interest in minority and language-minority populations as well as in speakers of dialects of English within the United States that have implications for learning and reading.

NICHD is using the global recruitment program to recruit for these positions. These are not a supervisory position. Opening August 23, 2019, and closing August 30, 2019.

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