Health Scientist (Vaccine Concept Accelerator)

  • Expired
  • Montgomery County, MD
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $142,701 to $170,800 per year

National Institutes of Health

This position is located in the Office of Biodefense Research Resources and Translational Research (OBRRTR), Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).


  • Integrates cutting-edge research with the latest technological advances in science and medicine, while shepherding selected projects that display the ideals outlined for the Concept Accelerator Program (CAP).
  • Coordinate progression of multiple candidate diagnostics addressing biodefense and public health infectious diseases, from early through advanced development and the transition to commercialization partner.
  • Manage the design and development of initiatives that leverage the existing research base for product development with an enhanced focus towards exploiting innovative concepts that target diagnostic development.
  • Build upon and establishes additional cooperative, productive, and coordinate relationships with other government entities.
  • Represents NIAID in trans-NIH and trans-federal agency research efforts.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.


To qualify for the Health Scientist (Vaccine Concept Accelerator), GS-601-15 position, you must meet the following qualification requirements:

Possess a Bachelor’s degree, or graduate/higher level degree with major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of this position. This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.


In addition, you must have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: Identifying vaccine research development priorities and recommending funding levels; coordinating the planning, implementation, and evaluations of vaccine research; overseeing and ensuring vaccine development regulatory compliance; identifying and resolving scientific, fiscal, and administrative issues related to vaccine research programs; consulting with professional and voluntary research and health organizations, pharmaceuticals and biomedical industries to identify and address vaccine research needs.

You will receive credit for all experience material to the position, including experience gained in religious, civic, welfare, service, and organizational activities, regardless of whether you received pay.

Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

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