Wanted: Program Director, Genetic Mechanisms Branch


UPDATE: The vacancy announcement for this position is now closed.

We’re recruiting for an accomplished scientist to manage research grant, fellowship, training, and other types of awards focused on the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying inheritance, gene expression, and development. The position is in our Division of Genetics and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. Job responsibilities involve working collaboratively with other staff to stimulate, plan, advise, direct, and evaluate program activities for a portfolio of research awards.

Applicants should have expertise and experience using state-of-the-art molecular genetics and/or genomics-based approaches to gain a mechanistic understanding of one or more of these, or related, areas:

  • Cell growth and differentiation
  • Signaling pathway dynamics
  • DNA and RNA replication
  • DNA recombination and repair
  • Transcription
  • Function of coding and noncoding RNA
  • RNA processing
  • Protein synthesis

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in one of the sciences underlying these research areas (for example, microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, etc.). Familiarity with NIH extramural funding as an applicant, reviewer, or NIH scientific administrator is a plus, and outstanding written and oral communication skills are essential.

The position will be included in the Global Recruitment for Health Scientist Administrators (HSA) at NIH. There are 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 announcements open on September 16, 2019, and close on September 25, 2019. The NIGMS Tip Sheet [PDF, 78.2KB] on applications for global recruitments may be helpful. We encourage all interested candidates to contact me to ask questions about this position or Clau Gonzalez to inquire about the recruitment process.

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