May 9, 2024

Health Scientist Administrator and Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator Positions

Are you interested in working in a collaborative environment that will enhance the health of children for generations to come? If so, then consider joining the NIH Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program.

The ECHO Program, launched in 2016, is a nationwide program focused on children’s health. The ECHO Cohort comprises more than 64,000 children plus their family members, who are contributing data and biospecimens to advance our understanding of the roles of a broad range of early exposures from society to biology, on ECHO’s five key child health outcomes: pre-, peri- and postnatal outcomes; upper and lower airway health; obesity; neurodevelopment; and positive health. ECHO investigators have published more than 1500 papers.

From September 2023 through May 2030, the ECHO Cohort Consortium will follow more than 30,000 current ECHO Cohort child and adolescent participants and their families, while adding more than 30,000 new pregnant participants and their offspring. In addition, researchers will follow at least 10,000 women and, when available, their partners, to examine how preconception exposures may influence child health outcomes.

The ECHO Program Office is seeking to add a motivated and team-oriented Health Scientist Administrator. Candidates should have expertise to support activities related to observational epidemiologic studies and maternal and child health research. The incumbent will manage a portfolio of cooperative agreements and serve on several working groups/committees related to child health. This position requires working both independently and collaboratively. Strong organizational, oral, written, and communication skills are also required.

The ECHO Program Office is also seeking to add a motivated and team-oriented Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator. Applicants must possess a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree and have expertise related to observational epidemiologic studies and maternal and child health research. The incumbent will provide leadership and supervise an interdisciplinary team of Program Officials. The incumbent should also have strong knowledge of cooperative agreements and an understanding of NIH processes and procedures. The position requires strong leadership, organizational, written, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Interested candidates can apply through the links below. Please contact Dr. S. Sonia Arteaga at with any questions.

Delegated Examining (Open to Public)

Merit Promotion (Open to Status Candidates)

This page last reviewed on May 9, 2024