Supervisory Research Health Scientist

CDC, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

About the organization

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It has the mandate to assure “every man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources.” NIOSH has more than 1,300 employees from a diverse set of fields including epidemiology, medicine, nursing, industrial hygiene, safety, psychology, chemistry, statistics, economics, and many branches of engineering.


The incumbent of this position serves as the Deputy Director to the Division Director as well as a supervisor and will be responsible for conducting research in the prevention of work-related illnesses, injuries, and fatalities. The NIOSH is seeking a candidate with expert knowledge of the scientific principles, concepts, methods, and techniques of public health research and demonstrated skills in performing complex analytical studies, interpreting results to coordinate the evaluation of programs or project areas.

The Supervisory Research Health Scientist will carry out the duties and responsibilities outlined below:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Serves as an advisor and provides assistance on policies, activities, and operations in the overall scientific and technical management of the Division's research program.
Identifies occupational safety and health research priorities and develops effective prevention strategies.
Provides leadership, guidance and oversight for all technical, administrative, and day-to-day Division activities.
Develops and writes technical documents based on the results of research for dissemination in peer review journals, NIOSH publications, and other appropriate sources.
Delivers oral presentations on the Division's research program and the results of research to national and international audiences.


Applicants must possess the specialized experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience supervising, formulating, developing and implementing scientific research to identify and improve prevention of work-related illnesses, injuries, and fatalities.


$128,078 to $171,456 per year

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.

2. Other supporting documents:

Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable

Transcripts or proof of certification are required

Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal).

Most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (The SF-50 should include your tenure code in Item Number 24 of the document), if applicable

Schedule A Eligibility Letter, if you are applying as a Schedule A candidate

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