A global recruitment is a way NIH hires for common positions such as Health Scientist Administrators. NIH creates a single announcement in USAJobs.gov which can be used by any Institute or Center with an approved vacancy. Applying to a global recruitment means that, with a single announcement, hiring officials throughout the entire NIH will have access to your application. Most importantly, if your application is determined to be qualified for the recruitment, it may remain active for at least three months. This means that if NIGMS receives approval to recruit, our selecting officials will be able to view your application immediately.
Generally, NIGMS hires Health Scientist Administrators to fill two types of positions: Scientific Review Officers (SROs) and Program Officers (POs).
An SRO conducts the initial administrative and scientific merit review of grant applications for research programs and/or research training and career development grants. An SRO ensures the fairness and consistency of the scientific peer review process and provides guidance to applicants, reviewers, and Institute staff on peer review policies and procedures.
A PO is responsible for stimulating, planning, directing, and evaluating a portfolio of activities for research projects, research program and other grant/awards, cooperative agreements, and/or contracts in the assigned program area.
At NIGMS, we’re always looking for talented and diverse candidates. Visit our website to learn about NIGMS’ research and training programs or to learn more about global recruitments. You can also search public sites such as NIH RePORTER to learn more about the grants we fund. By doing so, it will allow us to consider your application as new vacancies become available.