Job Opening: Health Scientist Administrator at NIDA Center for the CTN

Job opening

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Center for the Clinical Trials Network (CCTN) is seeking candidates for Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer GS-12/13/14) positions. 

The incumbents will provide scientific leadership and collaborate with NIDA Clinical Trials Network (CTN) investigators in the conception, design, development, conduct, and monitoring of clinical trials and other research studies, as well as guidance and assistance in the dissemination of research findings.

Desired qualifications for candidates include expertise in behavioral, pharmacological, or integrated therapies for substance use/substance use disorders, experience in the management of clinical trials, and expertise in data science and implementation science. Expertise in increasing access to substance use disorder medication treatment through collaboration with pharmacies, expertise in Stimulant Use Disorder pharmacology and treatment, and expertise in polysubstance use are of particular interest. 

Essential skills include excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work with diverse groups of researchers and community partners, and demonstrated scientific leadership and management skills.

For additional information or to express interest in a position, please contact Dr. Kristen Huntley at and send your resume/CV.

Applicants should apply to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Global Recruitment announcement through Please prepare to apply to the upcoming Health Scientist Administrator Global announcement for GS-12/13/14 (Program Officer), which will be open May 15-24, 2023.

Applicants to previous global recruitment announcements for Health Scientist Administrators/Program Officers or Physicians/Medical Officers will also be considered.