The Division is hiring a Program Officer for its Rockville, Maryland site to direct and lead child and adolescent anxiety and behavioral dysregulation programs. The program officer manages research on the neural mechanisms and trajectories of psychopathology, including anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, and related phenotypes and prodromes. The overall goal is to understand the etiology, neurodevelopmental mechanisms, developmental course of, periods of vulnerability or sensitivity for, or risk processes related to the onset, progression, recurrence, and remission of these disorders and their relevant components.  

Job candidates should be accomplished scientists with a good understanding of how biomedical research is performed and expertise in one or more of these fields: neurodevelopment, anxiety and related disorders, neurocognitive and socioemotional development of mental illness risk, and resilience in children and adolescents. Candidates with expertise in related fields that emphasize multidisciplinary approaches to understanding the underlying causes of and developing effective treatment for mental disorders will also be considered.
Responsibilities will include administering and managing extramural research grants, cooperative agreements and developing new funding opportunities. The Program Officer will interact and collaborate with researchers in the scientific community, with program officers at NIMH, NIH, and other federal agencies.

More information can be found at or contact Dr. Julia Zehr (