Montgomery County, Maryland
Aug 09, 2022
Aug 17, 2022
Full Time

If selected the incumbent may perform the following duties:
  • Serve as Principal Investigator in multiple study protocols and clinical trials involving the immunology of parasitic and related infectious diseases in India.
  • Function as a collaborator on multiple lab and clinical studies.
  • Determine the overall direction of the program, the originality and uniqueness of research approaches, and the integrity of the results, and coordinate the research efforts of the staff.
  • Review and evaluate papers prepared by staff for submission for publication in scientific/medical journals or for presentation at scientific/medical meetings.
  • Participate in multiple scientific committees of organizations such as the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, American Association of Immunology, TB Report, and societies in India dedicated to immunology and infectious diseases.
  • Develop the laboratory infrastructure for collaborative research projects in Chennai, India.
  • Responsible for administrative matters for ICER laboratory research programs, such as recruitment, training, and mentoring of staff, the use of laboratory space, equipment, supplies and services, the preparation and monitoring of annual operating budgets, and the allocation of funds to achieve maximum productivity.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement or proof of being a U.S. National must be met by closing date.
  • Employment is subject to the successful completion of a background investigation, verification of qualifications, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, and any other job-related requirement before or after appointment.
  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Position requires Education (You are strongly encouraged to submit transcripts).


You qualify for a Microbiologist at the GS-14 level, if you meet the following qualification requirements:

Education Requirement:
A. I have successfully completed the requirements for a bachelor's (or graduate) degree in microbiology.

B. I have successfully completed the requirements for a bachelor's (or graduate) degree in biology, chemistry, or basic medical science. At least 20 semester hours need to be in microbiology and other subjects related to the study of microorganisms and at least 20 semester hours need to be in the physical and mathematical sciences (combination of course work in organic chemistry or biochemistry, physics, and college algebra, or their equivalent).

C. I have a combination of experience and degree in microbiology education which includes courses comparable to a major in microbiology, or biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included courses as shown in A above, AND I have appropriate experience or additional education which demonstrates similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the duties of this position.

Additional Experience:

You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: conducting research on international parasitic and related infectious diseases; developing new research approaches to resolve problems in evolving scientific or medical fields; establishing research agreements with internal or external organizations; developing and presenting research results via publications or presentation at scientific meetings; and managing the resources and staff of a research laboratory.

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.

Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11476947


This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education .

Additional information

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
  • Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. Employees providing healthcare or services in support of healthcare (Healthcare Workforce) may be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine because they are expected to perform duties that put them in contact or potential contact with patients. We may request COVID-19 vaccination, and other vaccination documentation from Healthcare Workforce personnel at any point during the onboarding process or at any time during your employment with NIH.
  • This position is designated as a " non-emergency/teleworker " position and the selected candidate will be considered a " non-emergency/teleworker " employee. In the event of a closure, you must be available to telework or request leave.
  • A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee's entrance on duty. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.
  • A current federal government employee may receive a relocation incentive if moving from a different geographic location. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.
  • A one-year trial/probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
  • At the supervisor's discretion, this position may offer work schedule flexibilities : [telework (work from home on a regular basis or ad hoc basis but reports to the office at least once a week/two days a pay period), compressed schedules, flexible schedules].
  • PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should apply online to this announcement to receive consideration
  • We may make additional selections for similar positions within the commuting area(s) of the locations listed through this vacancy announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with any interested selecting official(s). Clearance of CTAP/ICTAP will be applied for similar positions.
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  • The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.
  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
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