Scientific Knowledge for Administrative Staff

Maintains basic level of biomedical/scientific knowledge and understanding of areas of research conducted and/or supported by the organization.

Key Behaviors:

  • Adjusts administrative services provided in response to an understanding of the core work activities of the scientific workforce.
  • Translates scientific understanding to the types of positions, staff, and learning and development activities needed to successfully carry out the mission of the Institute.
  • Develops a general understanding of the scientific research priorities for the Institute as a whole and for specific customers served.
  • Understands the core work activities that Program staff engages in to carry out their work and how this impacts.
  • Analyzes, verifies and documents scientific research reporting requirements.
  • Checks for developments in intramural research, extramural research and/or clinical trials.
  • Reviews professional, medical and other scientific literature to ensure up-to-date and accurate scientific information is included in communications materials.
  • Consults with scientific experts to interpret complex biomedical research information to include in communications products.

Developmental opportunities for this competency are available from the NIH Training Center.