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1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and/or education which meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for a Research Biologist, GS-0401-13.
2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for a Research Biologist, GS-0401-13.
For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.
3. Evaluate information/findings/results from diverse studies to identify critical knowledge gaps.
4. Provide scientific biological advice and consultation to other investigators on critical issues.
5. Develop strategies and state-of-the-art techniques to meet short- and long-term goals.
6. Lead a scientific research program and/or team to conduct in situ and in vivo research to identify causative agents, determine exposure and time relationship, and elucidate mechanisms for the initiation, progression, and prevention of occupational musculoskeletal disorder/disease.
7. Design, develop and conduct scientific research programs to address knowledge gaps critical to support risk assessment and the development of prevention strategies to protect worker health.
8. Participates in multidisciplinary research programs which address critical issues in occupational disease initiated by exposures to workplace chemicals, gases, or particles.
9. Identify and analyze scientific issues and their impact.
10. Apply state-of-the-art systems biology, genomic/genetic, biochemical, physiological, histomorphological, and biomechanical techniques to investigate complex issues related to the initiation, progression, and prevention of occupational musculoskeletal disorder/disease.
11. Write proposals and serve a key role in planning, implementing, and executing research projects/programs.
12. Actively lead and train a research team/group in conducting multi-phase projects.
13. Analyze and interpret study/project results and adapts procedures for improvement.
14. Conduct studies that involve considerable judgment and ingenuity to solve research problems.
15. Collaborate with scientists and program consultants in various aspects of the study/survey design process to address critical issues in musculoskeletal disorder/disease.
16. Collaborate with and provide expert scientific advice with various internal and external partners.
17. Participate in joint research projects with scientific partners in academic institutions in the US and abroad as well as other US Federal agencies.
18. Explain or justify scientific decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations to senior management.
19. Prepare and deliver scientific presentations at professional conference or seminars.
20. Conduct training sessions for research project staff.
21. Serve as an expert for advice and consultation in reviews and on committees.
22. Author scientific publications of substantial impact.
23. Write reports of scientific research.
24. Provide advice to NIOSH and other governmental agencies and reviews scientific documents from NIOSH scientists.
25. Your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.
If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position.
I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.