Wanted: Program Director, Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences Branch


UPDATE: The vacancy announcement for this position is now available and is open through May 29.

We’re recruiting for an accomplished scientist with interest and experience in inflammation, innate immunity, and the physiological responses to injury, to join the Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences (PPS) Branch of the Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry (PPBC). The successful applicant will have responsibility for scientific and administrative management of a portfolio of research, career development, and training grants.

The PPS Branch of PPBC supports research studies that can be basic or clinical in nature. This position offers stewardship of grant awards related to investigations directed toward improving understanding of the total body response to injury and shock, including biomedical and physiological changes induced by trauma and burn injury. Research supported in this branch includes studies of the mechanisms of immunosuppression, wound healing, hypermetabolism following injury, and prediction of body-wide recovery. The portfolio also supports research on the cellular and molecular mediators of the onset, regulation, and termination of inflammation and the innate immune response. The research supported by the portfolios covers from the time immediately following injury through ultimate resolution and includes aspects of critical illness.

Applicants should have experience and a degree in one of the sciences underlying these research areas (for example, immunology, pathology, microbiology, cell biology, physiology, or medicine). Candidates should also have outstanding written and oral communication skills. The job responsibilities involve working collaboratively with other staff to stimulate, plan, advise, direct, and evaluate program activities for the portfolio of research awards.

This position is included in the Global Recruitment for Health Scientist Administrators at NIH. There will be two GS-12/13/14 HSA (Program Officer) vacancy announcements: one for federal employees (candidates with current or former federal employment status) and one for the public (candidates without such status). The vacancy announcement opens on May 20 and closes on May 29. You also may find the NIGMS “Tip Sheet” for Global Recruitments to be helpful. We encourage all interested candidates to contact one of us to ask questions about this position or the recruitment process.

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