Infectious Diseases Collaborative Opportunities Program

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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 A research opportunity is currently available in the Office of Global Research within the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH) located in Rockville, Maryland.

This research opportunity provides an opportunity to learn about the work of NIAID on infectious disease research in various regions and to perform analysis of the bilateral and multilateral programs between NIAID and international partners.

Research Focus:

  • Conduct analysis of infectious disease and international research projects supported through various NIAID-supported mechanisms such as the e-ASIA Joint Research Program, U.S. Japan Collaborative Medical Sciences Program and others
  • Conduct analysis of research collaborative awards funded by NIAID
  • Conduct analysis of international research trends and capacity in international settings
  • Identify researchers working in specific scientific areas, including immunology and infectious diseases
  • Identify researchers supported through collaborative research grants
  • Identify and utilize ways to assess research productivity, resulting from the collaborative research support (e.g. publications, other grants, presentations, patents, etc.)
  • Compare success between collaborative research programs.

Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will be involved in the following activities:

  • Learn about different NIH support mechanisms and different collaborative research programs involving NIAID
  • Learn how to use various NIH and NIAID databases for data analysis
  • Learn how to identify metrics and key indicators needed to evaluate any program
  • Learn how to compare success between different types of collaborative research programs
  • Learn how to make recommendations for future programs based on the available data
  • Learn the importance of science diplomacy in improving international relations

The selected candidate will receive a stipend as support for living and other expenses during this appointment. Stipend rates are determined by NIAID officials and are based on the candidate’s academic and professional background. In addition, NIAID will adjust stipend levels to cover health insurance premiums for ORISE providers, as necessary.

Based on funding availability, the NIAID actively reviews applications and looks to fill opportunities as soon as qualified applicants are identified.

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The initial appointment is for three to twelve months, but may be renewed upon recommendation of NIAID contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at NIAID in the Rockville, Maryland, area. Participants do not become employees of NIH, NIAID, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.


The qualified candidate should be currently pursuing or have received a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields.

Preferred skills:

  • Project management, resource management and business process management
  • Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of procedures and their contribution to organizational goals and objectives
  • Ability to make recommendations based on evaluations
  • Strong verbal and nonverbal communication skills
  • Research or analytical skills
  • International experience, and non-English language skills (in addition to English)
Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: LPR or U.S. Citizen
  • Degree: Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, or Doctoral Degree.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Communications and Graphics Design (1 )
    • Computer Sciences (1 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (47 )
    • Other Physical Sciences (2 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 )