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Program Officer

National Institute for Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Position Description:
There is a Program Officer position available in the Office of Genomics Research Coordination at NIMH.  This is a contract position through Kelly Services, a federal contractor for NIH.

Potential candidates must have an MD and/or PhD in genomics and/or neuroscience. They must also possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work in a dynamic fast-paced environment.


  • Provide technical leadership and guidance in a major subject matter area related to research covered by the Office of Genomics Research Coordination.
  • Stimulate, plan, advise, direct, and evaluate program activities for a portfolio of research projects, research program and other grants/awards, cooperative agreements, and/or contracts in assigned program area.
  • Provide expert consultative services to investigators planning and carrying out research grant proposals, applicants for research grants to promote and explain the objectives of the research grant program.
  • Perform ongoing analysis of published research and the alignment of the genomics portfolio with the NIMH Strategic Plan.
  • Prepare written summaries and presentations of scientific and research publications and grant portfolios.
  • Formulate and present new basic, translational and clinical research concepts, projects and initiatives to appropriate advisory groups; formulate and develop Funding Opportunity Announcements to achieve objectives.
  • Develop complex terms and conditions for research projects with special emphasis on clinical recruitment and data and biomaterials sharing.

To Apply:
Please contact Geetha Senthil at if you have any questions about the position and where to apply.

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