Wanted: Program Director, Networks and Development Programs Branch


UPDATE: This position is now closed.

We’re recruiting for an accomplished scientist with expertise in strategies and methodologies to design and operate productive research, outreach networks, and development programs to join our Division for Research Capacity Building (DRCB). The successful applicant will be responsible for scientific and administrative management of a diverse research portfolio of faculty development, research training, and research infrastructure improvement grants.  

The Networks and Development Programs Branch of DRCB leads the Division’s efforts in developing and implementing innovative ideas to enhance research and technology transfer infrastructure and the workforce pipeline. The Branch also shares in managing the grant portfolios supported by all funding initiatives of the Division. 

Applicants should have experience and a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university. We encourage individuals with a scientific background in data science, epidemiology, implementation science, and technology transfer to apply. Candidates should also have a successful record in research and/or administering research funding programs. Familiarity with NIH extramural funding as a grantee, reviewer, or scientific administrator is a plus. Outstanding oral and written communication skills are essential. Candidates are expected to develop initiatives and to work both independently and collaboratively.

This position is included in the Global Recruitment: Recruiting for all of 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 announcements open on October 19 and close on October 23.

In preparing an application, the webpage on applying for scientific administration jobs at NIGMS may offer other useful information. You also may find the NIGMS tip sheet [PDF] for global recruitments helpful. We encourage all interested candidates to contact Krishan Arora to ask questions about this position or the recruitment process.

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