Job Opportunity: Tribal Health Research Office Director

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This position is located in the Tribal Health Research Office (THRO) within the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), OD, NIH.

The Tribal Health Research Office: (1) coordinates tribal health research-related activities across NIH; (2) through the position of Tribal Affairs Advisor serves as a liaison to and NIH representative on tribal health related committees or working groups; (3) coordinates and convenes the NIH Tribal Consultation Advisory Committee; (4) collaborates with NIH Institutes and Centers on the development of reports on tribal health topics; (5) manages information dissemination related to tribal health research coordination and the Tribal Consultation Advisory Committee; (6) convenes trans-NIH committees, workshops, meetings and other activities related to tribal health research and scientific priorities; and (7) works with NIH Institutes and Centers to leverage resources or develop initiatives to support tribal health research.

The Tribal Health Research Office is expected to engage American Indian and Alaska Native communities, seeking their input into the ongoing work of the Office. To accomplish this, the THRO Director is expected to have knowledge of appropriate strategies for conducting tribal health research, fostering community engagement, and partnering with tribes and tribal organizations.

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