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Staff Scientist: Social and Behavioral Research

National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, Maryland

Position Description:

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for a Staff Scientist position in the Intramural Research Program (IRP), Social and Behavioral Research Branch (SBRB), Social Networks Methods Section (SNMS). SNMS The mission of the Social Network Methods Section is to conduct innovative research aimed at understanding the social, psychological, and behavioral environment of families and communities at risk of hereditary disease. There are two primary research goals: 1) to generate knowledge about how social network processes influence health behaviors related to health promotion and disease prevention, and 2) to gain understanding of the interpersonal processes involved in disease management and informal caregiving and investigate how such interpersonal processes impact the health of informal caregivers. 


Candidates must have a Ph.D. and minimum of four years’ research experience in aging and gerontology. The candidate should have extensive training in statistical methods for complex data and be able to apply innovative methods to improve risk assessment using multi-informant family health histories. The Staff Scientist primary responsibility will include will providing direction and leadership on research tasks, including study design, database management, and data analysis support for section projects; mentoring junior staff and collaborating with NHGRI and other investigators. The current salary range is commensurate with experience and accomplishments; a full civil service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan participation, etc.) is available.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a current C.V., Bibliography and three references, and may be e-mailed to Laura Koehly, Ph.D., at Applications must be received by August 31st 2020.

NIH is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.