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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Career and Training Opportunities

New NIAAA job announcement:

NIAAA is recruiting to fill Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer) vacancies in the Division of Neuroscience and Behavior (DNB) and the Division of Metabolism and Health Effects (DMHE). Program Officers advise the Institute on future scientific directions that encourage research in critical and emerging areas, develop targeted programs to foster innovative and high-impact research, interact with investigators in diverse scientific areas, assess the progress of awarded grants and contracts, and serve as an expert resource for the scientific community and the public.  The incumbent for either the DNB or DMHE vacancies will provide technical leadership and guidance in basic and translational research areas to facilitate the understanding, treatment, and prevention of alcohol use disorder and alcohol-associated organ damage. For specific information about qualifications and requirements for the DNB and DMHE positions, visit  Candidates interested in applying to these positions must apply through the USAJOBS website at NIH-GR-DE-24-12242197 (candidates in the general public) or NIH-GR-MP-24-12242199 (merit promotion candidates).  You can find specific instructions for completing the online application, completing the assessment questionnaire, and submitting required documentation under How to Apply on each job announcement webpage.  In your application, please indicate your interest in the NIAAA Division of Neuroscience and Behavior (DNB) or the NIAAA Division of Metabolism and Health Effects (DMHE).  Applications will be accepted January 17, 2024 to January 26, 2024, and must be received online via USAJOBS by 11:59 PM Eastern Time (ET) on January 26, 2024 to receive consideration. For general information about applying to jobs at NIH, including federal resume tips and frequently asked questions, please visit  For additional information about the NIAAA positions, please contact Lakeisha Washington at

To encourage careers in alcohol research, NIAAA has several training and employment opportunities for individuals:

NIAAA and the NIH encourage applications from and nomination of qualified women, minorities and individuals with disabilities. HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Updated January 2024

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