Wanted: Program Director, Biochemistry and Bio-related Chemistry Branch


UPDATE: The vacancy announcement for this position is now open and will close January 30, 2020.

We’re recruiting for an accomplished scientist with experience in the biochemical sciences to join the Biochemistry and Bio-related Chemistry (BBC) Branch of the Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry (PPBC). The BBC Branch supports research studies in synthetic chemistry, biochemistry, and bio-related chemistry. Research in this Branch is related to enzymology, bioenergetics, carbohydrate chemistry and recognition, synthetic methodology development, natural product synthesis and biosynthesis, peptide and protein chemistry, and synthetic biology. 

The successful applicant will be responsible for scientific and administrative management of a portfolio of research grants, and will stimulate, plan, advise, direct, and evaluate program activities related to their field of expertise. The position requires stewardship of grant awards related to investigations in protein synthesis, energy-transducing enzymes, and metal transport; and/or bioengineering, biosynthesis, biochemical tools and pathways, and synthetic biology. Applicants should have broad expertise in biochemistry, familiarity with modern experimental methods, and experience in applying this knowledge to biological systems and/or therapeutics. Candidates should also have outstanding written and oral communication skills.  

The position is included in the global recruitment for Health Scientist Administrators (HSA). 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 announcements open on January 21, 2020, and close on January 30, 2020.  For additional information about this position, visit our Job Vacancies webpage to view the announcement. We encourage all interested candidates to contact one of us to ask questions about this position or the recruitment process.

In preparing an application, the post on applying for scientific administration jobs at NIGMS may offer other useful information. You also may find the NIGMS tip sheet [PDF, 78.2KB] for global recruitments helpful.

Not looking for a position right now? Please help us out by forwarding this information to others who might be interested in this opportunity.

Submit a Comment

Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.