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Job Title: Mental Health Services Research and Computational Methods, Program Officer
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Organization: NIMH
Posted: 6/22/2022
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Rockville,  MD   
Position Description: The NIMH Services Research and Clinical Epidemiology Branch (SRCEB) in the Division of Services and Intervention Research (DSIR) seeks a motivated and experienced quantitative health services researcher to develop and manage a portfolio of innovative grant-supported research that promotes novel assessment methods, research designs, and data analytic strategies to advance the delivery, equity, and maintenance of effective mental health services in real- world practice settings and communities. DSIR offers a stimulating and collegial work environment with opportunities to influence mental health research priorities, develop new research initiatives, and contribute to the advancement of a national program of health services research. General responsibilities for Program Officers in SRCEB include administering and managing a portfolio of extramural research grants; collaborating with researchers and Program Officers from related scientific programs within NIMH, NIH, the Department of Health and Human Services, and other public and private funding agencies; and communicating SRCEB research priorities via outreach to the scientific community (e.g., conference presentations, workshops, and special journal issues). The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for developing and managing a portfolio of research grants that aim to develop, test, and disseminate innovative assessment tools, research methods, and data analytic approaches to enhance mental health clinical trials, services research, and implementation science. Research topics include (1) developing and validating novel measures of mental disorder risk; social determinants of health; clinical features and recovery; engagement in treatment; and quality and effectiveness of care to advance clinical epidemiology, comparative effectiveness trials, measurement-based treatment, and health care quality improvement; (2) applying innovative computational approaches (e.g., machine learning, artificial intelligence, pattern classification techniques, predictive analytics) to diverse data sources to identify new intervention targets or opportunities for optimizing access, delivery, and quality of services; and (3) exploring promising research designs, including experimental, quasi-experimental, and technology-enhanced approaches, to speed development, testing, and implementation of personalized mental health interventions in real-world treatment settings, including those that address the needs of underserved, minority, and marginalized groups.

Qualifications: Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree (e.g., M.D., DSW, Sc.D.) from an accredited college or university, with graduate training in the social and behavioral sciences as they relate to health, including health services research, clinical epidemiology, novel statistical methods, computational modeling and/or data science to improve understanding of complex, multifactorial health data (e.g., administrative, claims, or electronic health record data, epidemiologic surveys, census data, sensor-based data from mobile devices; social media/device use metrics). Experience in the conduct of research or research management, as well as data-based publications are required. Prior experience in quantitative mental health services research is ideal. Strong organizational, oral, writing, and communication skills are required. Experience with the grants process is preferable. The successful candidate is subject to a background investigation and public financial disclosure requirements. Applicants must be US citizens. The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. The work site is in Rockville, Maryland. A full package of federal Civil Service benefits is available, including retirement, health and life insurance, long term care insurance, leave, and a Thrift Savings Plan (401K equivalent). Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The position will be posted at the GS-13 and GS-14 federal government salary grades, with an annual salary between $106,823 and $164,102.

Organization Description: Division of Services and Intervention Research Mental Health Services Research and Computational Methods Program

Closing Date: 9/22/2022
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Contact Name: Michael Freed,  Mental Health Services Research and Computational Methods, Program Officer
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How to Apply: For more information: Interested parties are strongly encouraged to send a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae, to This is a preannouncement of the vacancy. To be notified of the posting, please send a request to All inquiries will remain confidential. A Global “Social and Behavioral Scientist Administrator” job announcement will be posted on on June 27, 2022. Applications must be submitted through that website by July 6, 2022 to be considered. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the NIH Federal Resume Tips website for guidance on creating a federal resume.

Additional Information: Update 6/29: Global “Social and Behavioral Scientist Administrator/Program Officer” job announcements for these positions are posted on ? Job candidates who are entering federal service for the first time should apply to the Delegated Examining (DE) job announcement: GS- 12/13/14 Social and Behavioral Sciences Administrator (Program Officer/Scientist Review Officer). ? Job candidates who are current or former federal employees should apply to the Merit Promotion (MP) job announcement: GS-12/13/14 Social and Behavioral Sciences Administrator (Program Officer/Scientific Review Officer).

Applications must be submitted through that website by July 6, 2022 to be considered. Interested applicants are encouraged to send a letter of interest, including a curriculum vitae, and direct any inquiries to Applicants are also strongly encouraged to visit the NIH Federal Resume Tips website for guidance on creating a federal resume. apply/tips-writing-federal-resume

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