Wanted: Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences Director


BBCB Search Committee Members:

Enrique De La Cruz, Yale University

Daniel Gallahan, National Cancer Institute

Jill Heemskerk, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Ming Lei, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Chair

Cathy Wu, University of Delaware

The search is now open for an outstanding candidate to serve as director of our Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences (BBCB). The division supports the development of biophysical and computational methods and tools for understanding basic biological questions; physical and theoretical methodologies, data science and bioinformatics tools, and cutting-edge quantitative and computational approaches to better understand biological systems and lay the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention; and the creation of innovative tools and new technologies for the study of macromolecular, cellular, and organelle processes and function. The division also administers NIGMS’ Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program.

This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity to set scientific priorities, lead change, and improve the biomedical research enterprise. The director of BBCB is a key member of the senior leadership team of the Institute and supervises a staff of approximately 11 program officers. Candidates must possess a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree in a field relevant to the position. The ideal candidate will have considerable research experience in biomedical science including computational/data biosciences and biomedical technology development, recognized research management and leadership abilities, and knowledge related to the NIGMS mission.

For additional information and application instructions, please see the vacancy announcement. NIGMS will accept applications until January 6, 2020.

As chair of the search committee, I ask for your help in identifying outstanding candidates for this crucial position and in sharing this information with others who might be interested.

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