Job Opportunity: Health Administrator (Program Officers), National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, NIH, Bethesda MD

Rachel Howell
September 24, 2014

NIBIB is currently seeking two new Health Administrator (Program Officers) to manage its optical imaging and spectroscopy and ultrasound portfolios.

Extramural grants account for approximately 80 percent of NIH's $31 billion budget and are awarded to investigators throughout the U.S. and abroad. As a Health Scientist Administrator/Program Officer, you will stimulate, plan, advise, direct, and evaluate program activities for a portfolio of research projects and programs.

Highly-qualified applicants from both inside and outside the NIH are encouraged to apply.
The ideal candidate for this position will have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and expert professional knowledge in either the fields of ultrasound or optical imaging and spectroscopy and experience demonstrating leadership and management skills.

The work site location is the Washington, D.C. suburb of Bethesda, Maryland. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits will be provided. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to ethnicity, gender, national origin, age, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. 

To apply:
The position will be advertised as a Health Scientist Administrator. To be considered, candidates must formally apply by visiting Please apply for the Program Officer vacancies. Applications will be accepted from September 19th to September 29, 2014. For questions about the application process, please contact Keyonna Butler at or (301) 594-4570.

More about NIBIB's optical imaging and ultrasound program areas:

Optical Imaging and Spectroscopy
This program supports the development and application of optical imaging, microscopy, and spectroscopy techniques; and the development and application of optical imaging contrasts. Examples of supported research areas include fluorescence imaging, bioluminescence imaging, OCT, SHG, IR imaging, diffuse optical tomography, optical microscopy and spectroscopy, confocal microscopy, multiphoton microscopy, flow cytometry, and the development of innovative light sources and fiber optic imaging devices.

Ultrasound: Diagnostic and Interventional
The primary focus of this program is the improvement of technologies for diagnostic, interventional and therapeutic uses of ultrasound. The diagnostic ultrasound program includes, but is not limited to the design, development and construction of transducers, transducer arrays, and transducer materials, innovative image acquisition and display methods, innovative signal processing methods and devices, and optoacoustic and thermoacoustic technology. It also includes the development of image-enhancement devices and methods, such as contrast agents, image and data presentation and mapping methods, such as functional imaging and image fusion.

The interventional ultrasound program includes the use of ultrasound for therapeutic use, or as an adjunct for enhancement of non-ultrasound therapy applications. Examples include, but are not limited to, high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) as a non-invasive or minimally invasive interventional surgical or therapy tool, and as an adjunct interventional tool. It also includes the use of ultrasound contrast agents for therapy and for targeted drug delivery, and the use of ultrasound for image-guided surgery, biopsy, and other interventions.

The Department of Health and Human Services and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.