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  • DE (Open to the public): Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer/Scientist Review Officer): NIH-GR-DE-22-11338755
  • MP (Current federal employees): Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer/Scientific Review Officer): NIH-GR-MP-22-11338768


CSR manages the review of approximately 66,000 applications each year. SROs organize the scientific review groups which identify the most meritorious science for funding consideration. CSR often leads innovation in peer review; recent initiatives include actions to increase diversity in review panels and data-driven evaluation of the scope of review groups through ENQUIRE. We are hiring across all fields of science encompassed by the NIH.


What does a career as an SRO offer?

You can have a tremendous, positive impact on the scientific community. Peer review is the foundation for NIH funding, and the system depends on highly skilled, expert SROs to identify appropriate expertise and ensure that the review is unbiased and based on the established review criteria.

  • There is a good work-life balance. The work can be done in 40 hours a week. You can make an impact and have time for your family and personal pursuits.
  • CSR has excellent benefits in terms of retirement, health insurance, and leave. SROs enter as a GS-13 or GS-14 (2022 pay table).
  • The Center is a collegial place to work and offers many opportunities for career development and advancement within the Center and the greater NIH.
  • SROs can work remotely. Relocation to the Washington, DC area is not required.
  • CSR’s specialization in review and the Center’s large, diverse workforce provide a rewarding work environment the breadth of science covered at CSR spans all of NIH.

We welcome inquiries about working at CSR

Please contact Dr. Kristin Kramer (, Director of the Office of Communications & Outreach, CSR. Current SROs, Dr. Vanessa Boyce ( and Dr. Raul Rojas ( are also available to answer your questions.

We held a Q & A on the position and application process on Dec 1. View the recording here.

Applications must be submitted through during the announcement period and cannot be accepted via email. All applicants must be U.S. citizens.