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Occupational Group

A major subdivision in the Federal GS classification system that consists of related occupations grouped together numerically within the same multiple of 100. Under each group are a number of occupational series. For example, "GS-600" is the Medical, Hospital, Dental, and Public Health Group. Included in this Group is the Nurse Series, GS-610, the Pharmacist Series, GS-660, and the Public Health Program Specialist, GS-685. (Introduction to the Position Classification Standards, p. (3))

Occupational Series or Series

A subdivision of an occupational group consisting of positions similar as to specialized line of work and qualification requirements. Series are designated by a title and number such as the Accounting Series, GS−510; the Secretary Series, GS−318; the Microbiology Series, GS−403. (Introduction to the Position Classification Standards, p. (3))

Office of Extramural Research (OER)

The Office, housed in the NIH Office of the Director, that provides the corporate framework for the NIH research administration and works to ensure the scientific integrity, public accountability, and effective stewardship of the NIH research grant portfolio. (NIH OER)

Office of Intramural Research (OIR)

The office responsible for the development and implementation of NIH-wide projects and policies, as well as the oversight and coordination of intramural research, training, and technology transfer conducted within the laboratories and clinics of the National Institutes of Health. (NIH OIR)

Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE)

A division of the Office of Intramural Research (OIR), Office of the Director (OD) with a mission to enhance the training experience of students and fellows on all of the NIH campuses. (NIH OITE)

ORISE Senior Fellow Program

A program that provides opportunities for experienced scientists who wish to make major changes in the direction of their research careers or who wish to broaden their scientific background by acquiring new research capabilities. These awards enable individuals with ten or more years of relevant research experience beyond the doctorate, who have progressed to an independent position, to take time from regular professional responsibilities for the purpose of receiving training to increase their scientific capabilities. (NIH OIR)