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 NIH/CSR Is Hiring Scientists Now

CSR is recruiting scientists for SRO positions who are willing to join the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps as a Commissioned Officer.  Recruitment through the U.S. Public Health Service is on an ongoing basis.
What Is a Commissioned Officer?
The U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is a uniformed service corps of public health professionals who work to protect, promote, and advance the health and safety of our Nation.  
Commissioned Officers at CSR --
  • Hold full-time, permanent positions.
  • Work for and are managed by regular CSR managers.
  • Earn more than regular SROs because portions of their pay are non-taxable (housing and subsistence allowances).
  • Must meet certain age and fitness standards and wear a uniform.
  • Have slightly different benefits.
  • May be deployed to help the nation respond to national emergencies.
  • Less than 44 years of age (this may be adjusted based on eligible federal PHS civil service and uniform service active duty time).
  • Less than 8 years of prior active duty service in any uniformed service other than the Commissioned Corps.
  • U.S. native or naturalized citizen.
  • Must undergo a physical examination and be found medically qualified.
  • Physically qualified to perform the duties of his/her rank and profession in various climates and work assignments without endangering his/her health or the health of others.
  • Must meet height and weight standards.
  • Must be found suitable for life in the uniformed services based upon a review of a variety of assessment indictors including, but not limited to: personal adjustment, employment history, character, and suitability investigation clearance.
  • Must demonstrate the potential for leadership as a commissioned officer and have the ability to deal effectively with people.
  • Completed a qualifying academic or professional degree program with a grade point average of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 grading scale in his/her qualifying degree (without rounding).
  • Must complete a favorably adjudicated security/suitability investigation with an additional state criminal history, child care check, and any additional requirements required for appointment and/or continued service on extended active duty as an officer in the Corps.
 Learn More
  • Check out our Become a Scientific Review Officer flyer
  • Send Us and Email: Interested applicants should send an e-mail to Mr. Chris You may include a copy of your resume with your e-mail for consideration. To proceed, the Center for Scientific Review must submit a statement of interest in hiring you.
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