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The latest opportunities at the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) are listed below. For information about becoming a Program Manger, visit the Program Manager application page.

ARPA-H is dedicated to fostering a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of America. Our goal is to deliver groundbreaking health solutions that benefit all Americans, and we know the best path to reach everyone is to include everyone. Read our full Values Statement below.

ARPA-H Attorney Advisor (GS-14) - Remote

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) at the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking an attorney to support the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H). ARPA-H was given unique authorities in its authorizing legislation and intends to use these authorities to be agile and innovative in all aspects of its business activities.  OGC is looking for attorneys that are creative and innovative problem solvers, are versatile and have experience in a variety of practice areas. These attorneys will work with the ARPA-H staff on a daily basis on a wide variety of legal issues and will initially report to the Immediate Office of the General Counsel and will ultimately report to an Associate General Counsel for ARPA-H once such a position is filled.

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ARPA-H Attorney Advisor (GS-14) - Washington, DC

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) at the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking an attorney to support the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H). ARPA-H was given unique authorities in its authorizing legislation and intends to use these authorities to be agile and innovative in all aspects of its business activities.  OGC is looking for attorneys that are creative and innovative problem solvers, are versatile and have experience in a variety of practice areas. These attorneys will work with the ARPA-H staff on a daily basis on a wide variety of legal issues and will initially report to the Immediate Office of the General Counsel and will ultimately report to an Associate General Counsel for ARPA-H once such a position is filled.

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ARPA-H Attorney Advisor (GS-15) - Remote

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) at the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking an attorney to support the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H). ARPA-H was given unique authorities in its authorizing legislation and intends to use these authorities to be agile and innovative in all aspects of its business activities.  OGC is looking for attorneys that are creative and innovative problem solvers, are versatile and have experience in a variety of practice areas. These attorneys will work with the ARPA-H staff on a daily basis on a wide variety of legal issues and will initially report to the Immediate Office of the General Counsel and will ultimately report to an Associate General Counsel for ARPA-H once such a position is filled.

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ARPA-H Attorney Advisor (GS-15) - Washington, DC

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) at the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking an attorney to support the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H). ARPA-H was given unique authorities in its authorizing legislation and intends to use these authorities to be agile and innovative in all aspects of its business activities.  OGC is looking for attorneys that are creative and innovative problem solvers, are versatile and have experience in a variety of practice areas. These attorneys will work with the ARPA-H staff on a daily basis on a wide variety of legal issues and will initially report to the Immediate Office of the General Counsel and will ultimately report to an Associate General Counsel for ARPA-H once such a position is filled.

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ARPA-H Lead Attorney Advisor - Remote

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking an attorney to lead a legal team to support the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H). ARPA-H is a new organization in HHS that is focused on creating health solutions for all people through cutting edge technological advancements. ARPA-H is structured similarly to other ARPA organizations within the federal government – a small, highly qualified federal staff, assisted by contractor support, focused on revolutionary research and development projects and programs that are awarded through innovative contracting mechanisms. ARPA-H has unique legal authorities that it will utilize to be agile and innovative in all aspects of its business activities. This is a temporary / term NTE 2 years. OGC is looking for an attorney that is a creative and innovative problem solver, versatile and has experience in a variety of practice areas. The successful candidate will lead and supervise a team of attorneys that are dedicated to supporting ARPA-H. The successful candidate will report directly to a Deputy General Counsel and the HHS General Counsel and will be co-located and work with the ARPA-H staff daily on a wide variety of legal issues.

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ARPA-H Lead Attorney Advisor - Telework

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking an attorney to lead a legal team to support the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H). ARPA-H is a new organization in HHS that is focused on creating health solutions for all people through cutting edge technological advancements. ARPA-H is structured similarly to other ARPA organizations within the federal government – a small, highly qualified federal staff, assisted by contractor support, focused on revolutionary research and development projects and programs that are awarded through innovative contracting mechanisms. ARPA-H has unique legal authorities that it will utilize to be agile and innovative in all aspects of its business activities. This is a temporary / term NTE 2 years. OGC is looking for an attorney that is a creative and innovative problem solver, versatile and has experience in a variety of practice areas. The successful candidate will lead and supervise a team of attorneys that are dedicated to supporting ARPA-H. The successful candidate will report directly to a Deputy General Counsel and the HHS General Counsel and will be co-located and work with the ARPA-H staff daily on a wide variety of legal issues.

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Chief Information Security Officer

Reporting to the CTO, the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is critical to establishing and maintaining the enterprise vision, strategy, and program to ensure that the ARPA-H is protected from internal and external threats. This role ensures compliance with standards such as NIST, FedRAMP, FISMA, HIPAA, GxP, and other regulations. The CISO is also responsible for setting security and compliance policy, establishing and insisting on best practices for risk management, cybersecurity, and IT compliance specialists, and ensuring the ethical and responsible use of technology within the organization.

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Director of Communications

ARPA-H is seeking an experienced and innovative Director of Communications to design, lead, and execute strategic communication initiatives, lead media relations and public engagement, oversee website design and management, and manage crisis communications. This role is perfect for individuals who thrive in dynamic and collaborative environments, enjoy tackling complex challenges, are passionate about science and health communications, and driving our mission to accelerate better health outcomes for everyone.

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Proactive Health Mission Office Deputy Director

Each mission office at ARPA-H defines and executes a portfolio of R&D programs designed to accelerate the deployment of health innovations to Americans. As part of office leadership, the role of a mission office deputy director (MO DD) is to work with the mission office director (MOD) to develop the Office’s strategy and to build, nurture and manage a team of talented Program Managers that will create impactful programs. Proactive Health Mission Office, which conducts high-risk, high-reward research focused on preventing disease, mitigating the damaging effects of illness, and promoting equitable and durable improvements in American health outcomes, is seeking highly qualified candidates for the Deputy Director position. 

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Program Manager

ARPA-H is actively seeking Program Managers to drive innovative solutions to the nation’s most pressing health-related problems. PMs are more than leaders—they are mission-driven visionaries in multidisciplinary fields such as biomedical sciences, computational technologies, engineering, medicine, or behavioral sciences—among many others.

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Scalable Solutions Mission Office Deputy Director

Each mission office at ARPA-H defines and executes a portfolio of R&D programs designed to accelerate the deployment of health innovations to Americans. As part of office leadership, the role of a mission office deputy director (MO DD) is to work with the mission office director (MOD) to develop to Office’s strategy and to build, nurture and manage a team of talented Program Managers that will create impactful programs.

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Program Managers

Do you have a bold idea that may become the next transformative health solution? Do you thrive at the cutting-edge of biomedical and health research? Click below for more information about becoming an ARPA-H program manager.

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Values Statement

ARPA-H is dedicated to fostering a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of America. Our goal is to deliver groundbreaking health solutions that benefit all Americans, and we know the best path to reach everyone is to include everyone.

We encourage candidates from historically underserved communities to apply and join us in our mission to transform health outcomes for all. We are committed to creating an equitable future. For ARPA-H, that starts with ensuring our agency – including its leaders – reflects the full fabric of the communities we serve, from our nation’s demographics to its geography, from across professional backgrounds and through a breadth of health topics.

We are seeking a diverse team of innovators to lead meaningful change, in partnership with communities and patients. We know the toughest problems in health can’t be solved without a spectrum of perspectives and our mission to accelerate better health doesn’t end until we reach everyone.

We believe in providing a supportive environment where everyone can thrive, and we walk the walk with a wide variety of benefits, including remote work options and parental leave policies.

ARPA-H is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to build a team where everyone is respected, valued, and included – where everyone can feel pride in the change we create. We welcome your talent, your perspective, and your passion to help health solutions reach the hands of everyone who needs them.

Join us at ARPA-H and be part of a team that’s accelerating real health solutions for the real world.