Health Science Policy Analyst, ONCE

Health Science Policy Analyst, ONCE

The Office of Neuroscience Communication and Engagement (ONCE) works to foster knowledge about the brain and nervous system and share information about neuroscience discoveries and research programs through strategic, comprehensive engagement with public and scientific communities. ONCE works closely with NINDS leadership and across the Institute on communications activities and provides coordination and management for trans-NIH neuroscience research programs, such as the Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative and the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research. ONCE also leads strategic scientific and policy efforts related to neuroethical implications of neuroscience research. Recognizing the importance of science communication for ensuring public trust, ONCE engages with the press to build positive, productive relationships; hosts public health campaigns; provides critical health and education information to the public; and manages and prepares content for NINDS and NIH-wide websites and social media platforms. Additionally, ONCE staff are actively involved in NINDS- and NIH-wide efforts to enhance diversity and promote outreach in science.

ONCE is a highly creative and collaborative team, and work is often fast paced. The chosen candidate would work within the Neuroscience Content and Strategy Branch of ONCE with opportunities to explore and collaborate with the other parts of the Office and Institute. Responsibilities and projects will vary but will likely include support of the BRAIN Initiative, NIH Blueprint, and other neuroscience-relevant initiatives. Activities may include but are not limited to: strategic coordination of internal trans-NIH meetings as well as scientific meetings and workshops with external groups; synthesis and dissemination of scientific content (from funding opportunities to funded projects to research tools), including writing scientific content for the web and print materials; and research and data analyses to help advance the missions of NINDS, BRAIN, and Blueprint. We are seeking candidates with scientific expertise relevant to neuroscience, and who possess strong written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail.

How to Apply

  • Applications will be accepted via job announcements for “Health Science Policy Analyst” on USAJOBS.gov:
  • If you are currently a Federal employee or work in NIH Intramural, detail opportunities are available.
  • Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.
  • Interested candidates should reach out to Alissa Gallagher