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Scientific Program Manager (Mental Health Research Related to COVID)

Company: GAP Solutions Inc
Location: Rockville
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

Position Objective: Provide services as a Scientific Program Manager COVID Lead in support of the overall functions of National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This position involves high-level coordination of COVID related MH research. Responsibilities include representing NIMH on the NIH-wide RECOVER initiative, development of funding opportunities, portfolio analysis, and synthesis of rapidly evolving literature related to COVID and mental health. Relevant scientific areas include basic research through interventions and implementation. This position involves opportunities for communications/review of Agency materials, interaction with the White House, Congress, and researchers around the world on COVID related mental health research. The best candidate will have a strong grasp of the bidirectional nature of COVID and mental illness and experience working on a broad scope of scientific areas. Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and document projects from beginning to completion; monitor and report the status of completion, funding and results attained; provide progress reports.
  • Collaborate with staff on the planning, implementation, coordination and evaluation of programs and initiatives in the assigned specialty area of research.
  • Plan, initiate, monitor and conduct administrative/portfolio analyses to evaluate the effectiveness of the program in meeting established goals.
  • Attend and participate in multidisciplinary research team meetings and functions.
  • Attend committees and report relevant programmatic and scientific information to Institute leadership.
  • Plan, organize and participate in technical meetings and consultations that convene diverse experts to advance key issues in scientific research.
  • Identify gaps in existing scientific knowledge and provide recommendations for future research efforts. 1
  • Conceive, design and perform detailed analysis of the scientific landscape and/or administrative factors affecting research program priorities and performance in various scientific areas; Oversee scientific, administrative, and fiscal aspects of such grants, and evaluating them for scientific progress, programmatic relevance and merit. 5
  • Develop, evaluate and refine solicitations designed to elicit high-quality research proposals from the scientific community.
  • Provide advice to upper-level management on the latest published research findings and trends. 2
  • Implement program initiatives related to the Institute research and training portfolio.
  • Plan, develop and implement immediate and long-range goals and objectives designed to strengthen and enhance the success of the research program.
  • Participate and aid in making recommendations and monitoring implementation to improve management and progress of research managed. 4
  • Make recommendations for and facilitate new research effort, clinical studies, or other initiatives.
  • Interpret scientific data to identify high priority, conduct portfolio analysis, identify opportunities and problem areas.
  • Provide authoritative advice on program content to staff to assist them in setting up new or experimental programs in areas where related precedents are generally unavailable.
  • Provide scientific and management support to staff on planning and implementation of projects, including setting priorities, managing assigned tasks, monitoring project status, reviewing deliverables, and providing status updates. 3
  • Work with staff and awardee staff to plan and execute communications and training programs related to the data science programs.
  • Work with staff on the development and coordination of scientific activities within the initiative.
  • Interact with scientists as needed to help overcome technical hurdles or provide additional insights or expertise regarding the preparation of scientific protocols.
  • Meet with lab members to present updates - Ad-Hoc
  • On time and accurate documents and reports of COVID-19 related mental health research progress, meet deadlines for analysis and management of COVID-19 related mental health research, responsive to leadership regarding communications and state of the science, participation in internal and external scientific meetings, and workshops related to COVID-19 mental health research. - Ad-Hoc
  • Effective participation in and contributions to RECOVER workgroup, leadership of COVID-19 mental health research initiatives including development of funding announcements and or coordination across the Institute to support evaluation of research gaps and priorities. - Ad-Hoc Basic Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in Cognitive Science, Biopsychology, Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Psychology, Social Psychology or a related discipline.
  • Possess mental health research experience related to COVID-19.
  • Possess at least 1 year of COVID-19 mental health research and at least 4 years of broader mental health or behavioral health research experience.
  • Demonstrates expertise with Microsoft MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Knowledge of NIH-wide RECOVER initiative.
  • Mental health research experience related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Strong grasp of the bidirectional nature of COVID-19 and mental illness.
  • Experience working across basic through services and implementation science.
  • Familiarity with NIH extramural research policies, procedures, and organization .
  • Mental health research experience related to long COVID. Minimum Qualifications:
  • A doctoral degree is preferred.
  • Ability to multi-task and pay close attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written. *This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. GAP Solutions provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation to apply for a job us at recruiting@gapsi.com . You will need to reference the requisition number of the position in which you are interested. Your message will be routed to the appropriate recruiter who will assist you. Please note, this email address is only to be used for those individuals who need an accommodation to apply for a job. Emails for any other reason or those that do not include a requisition number will not be returned. GAP Solutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression, familial status, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other legally protected status or characteristics. This position is contingent upon contract award. Requisition ID: 5627

Keywords: GAP Solutions Inc, Rockville , Scientific Program Manager (Mental Health Research Related to COVID), Executive , Rockville, Maryland

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