Health Science Policy Analyst, OPPP

Health Science Policy Analyst, OPPP

The Office of Pain Policy and Planning advances pain research on a national level; coordinates and supports trans-NIH pain research and activities through the NIH Pain Consortium and trans-agency pain research through the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee; advises and coordinates the pain related components of the trans-NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term℠ (HEAL) initiative.

The candidate will work in a team-based and team-supported environment to promote and enhance pain research efforts across NIH. He or she will provide guidance and assistance to leadership of NINDS, NIH and other HHS agencies on pain research and pain policies. This responsibility may be in the form of written statements and reports, oral presentations, and strategic planning.

The candidate will work independently through collaborative relationships across NIH to coordinate planning, analysis and evaluation activities to promote and enhance pain research across NIH and other agencies. Scientific knowledge in the area of pain research and pain management and in policies relevant to improving pain management is a priority for this position. Excellent skills in communication and outreach will be needed to support activities of the NIH Pain Consortium, the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee and the NIH HEAL initiative. The candidate should have excellent analytical as well as oral and written communication skills.

How to Apply

  • Applications will be accepted via job announcements for “Health Science Policy Analyst” on
  • 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 Linda Porter, Ph.D.