Senior Health Science Policy Analyst – NIH Tribal Health Research Office

Opening Date: 02/10/2020

Deadline Date:02/19/2020

This is a Full Time employment opportunity.

Location of Opportunity: Montgomery County, MD

The NIH Tribal Health Research Office (THRO), Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), Office of the Director (OD), National Institutes of Health (NIH) is recruiting for a Senior Health Science Policy Analyst responsible for providing critical scientific leadership, direction, and oversight of new, high impact NIH tribal health research initiatives across the NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) and the Office of the Director (OD).


The Tribal Health Research Office coordinates tribal health research-related activities across NIH through the position of the THRO Director, serves as a liaison to and NIH representative on tribal health related committees or working groups, coordinates and convenes the NIH Tribal Advisory Committee, collaborates with NIH ICs on the development of reports on tribal health topics, manages information dissemination related to tribal health research coordination and the Tribal Advisory Committee, convenes trans-NIH committees, workshops, meetings and other activities related to tribal health research and scientific priorities, and works with NIH ICs to leverage resources or develop and manages initiatives to support tribal health research.

Major Duties will include:

  • Provides expert guidance, advice, and assistance on major tribal health research policy issues affecting NIH, the national biomedical research community, and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities across the country
  • Performs a range of senior-level functions involving researching, analyzing, and planning for key policy and program decisions by the NIH leadership
  • Works with the NIH Tribal Health Research Coordinating Committee (THRCC) to increase the number of trans-NIH initiatives involving multiple ICs.
  • Serves as the THRO and agency representative in engaging with policy-level officials to ensure that the respective views and interests are promoted with respect to current and emerging tribal health research policy issues, and that those views are taken into consideration in policy development and implementation
  • Serves as a tribal health research policy representative for the THRO with the members and technical advisors to the NIH Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC) which is composed of tribal leaders or their designees from the 12 Indian Health Service areas and 5 National At-Large Members.

Travel Required

50% or less – You may be expected to travel for this position.

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