Position Announcement: National Institute on Drug Abuse/Tobacco Research

15 May 2013 11:51 AM | Suzanne Heurtin-Roberts (Administrator)

This announcement came to me by email.  I don't know anything about it more than what's listed... Suzanne Heurtin-Roberts


The Epidemiology Research Branch at NIDA has an opening for a program official position to work on tobacco-related epidemiologic research.  Below is a brief description, as well as links to the position announcement and a description of the PATH study, on which the person would have the opportunity to work.  As is now typical, the turnaround time for submitting an application is brief (closing May 19), so please circulate this to any eligible candidates or appropriate listserves.  If you know of anyone who may be interested or who has questions, they should feel free to contact Dr. Marsha Lopez, whose contact information follows this email.


The incumbent serves as a Health Scientist Administrator with responsibility for providing scientific leadership and guidance to the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of assigned biomedical grants and contracts in the Epidemiology Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention Research, at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).


The incumbent is responsible for providing technical leadership and guidance in a major subject-matter area including those related to research and policy of tobacco use and dependence. The incumbent will 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.  The incumbent has overall programmatic responsibility for the assigned program area and serves as the primary liaison and contact point for that program for all interactions within and outside the NIH, including the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The ideal candidate will have experience and expertise in both substantive (i.e., tobacco use, dependence, and/or related behaviors/outcomes) and methodological (i.e., qualitative and/or quantitative research methods) areas directly related to research and policy of tobacco use.  Additional expertise in regulatory issues and/or addiction associated biomarkers is desired but not required.  Some travel is anticipated for this position.

Information on PATH study:



https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/343592500 - DE Vacancy

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/343591400 - MP Vacancy

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