Health Science Policy Analyst, OSPP

The NINDS Office of Science Policy and Planning covers legislative and Congressional issues, coordinates strategic and disease planning, evaluation, and reporting activities, conducts policy and program analyses, advises NINDS leadership on research policy issues, and helps catalyze and facilitate major new Institute initiatives. 

The NINDS OSPP works with senior leadership in shaping a strategic vision for the Institute, communicating that vision to NINDS stakeholders, and implementing the processes needed to make that vision a reality. 
The position of Health Science Policy Analyst is located in the OSPP, where the incumbent provides a wide range of scientific and policy analysis, communications, and reporting functions.

As a health policy analyst/science advisor, the incumbent is responsible for analyzing and monitoring developments in several areas of neuroscience as they affect NINDS programs; for furnishing policy and programmatic guidance and assistance as required to appropriate institute and other federal staff, and consulting with them regarding any of the many issues relevant to NINDS, NIH, PHS, and DHHS.  The ability to function independently in a staff capacity, and to develop collaborative relationships to define program objectives for assessment, write position papers, prepare written testimony, and contribute to strategic planning documents and Institute scientific initiatives is essential.

The incumbent serves as an analyst responsible for assisting in the planning, analyzing and evaluating of Institute projects, and in helping communicate about these projects to internal and external stakeholders.  Typical assignments require helping develop detailed scientific program plans, goals, and objectives for short- and long-range implementation, convening stakeholders and helping develop criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of Institute projects and operations. The incumbent utilizes qualitative and quantitative analytical skills and scientific knowledge of neuroscience and neurological disorders to contribute to Institute operations. 

The position will be filled under a Title 5 GS-601-13 appointment. Salary is commensurate with the experience and a full package of Civil Service benefits is available, including retirement, health and life insurance, leave, and savings plan (401K equivalent).

How to Apply: Applications will be accepted via a job announcement for “Health Science Policy Analyst” on (see direct links below). We also recommend you set up email alerts on the USAJOBs website to be notified of upcoming announcements.

Who May Apply:  You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National to be considered for this position. Foreign nationals or legal permanent residents are not eligible for consideration.  Selection for this position is dependent upon successful referral from a Health Science Policy Analyst announcement (GS-13 position) on the website USAJOBS. All information provided by candidates will remain strictly confidential and will not be released outside the search process without a signed release from candidates. HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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Form Approved OMB# 0925-0648 Exp. Date 06/2024