Wanted: Biophysics Branch Chief

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UPDATE: This position is now open and will close January 27, 2021. Please see our Job Vacancies page for more information.

We’re recruiting for an outstanding individual to serve as a branch chief in our Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences (BBCB). Applicants should have interest and experience in the scientific areas that comprise the Biophysics Branch. Job responsibilities include scientific and administrative planning, managing, and evaluating activities of the Branch, along with supervising program directors with portfolios of funded research grants. The branch chief will also handle a portfolio of research grants consistent with their own scientific background.

The BBCB Division supports 1) the development of biophysical and computational methods and tools for understanding basic biological questions; 2) physical and theoretical methodologies, bioinformatics tools, and sophisticated quantitative approaches to lay a foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention​; and 3) the creation of innovative tools and new technologies for the study of macromolecular, cellular, and organelle processes and function. The Biophysics Branch supports biophysical research focused on developing and applying physical and theoretical techniques to biological problems from the molecular to cellular level of organization, and applying engineering science and technology toward developing improved measurement and analysis methods for physiological and biomedical research.

Candidates should have expertise in any area of research supported by the Branch. Experience as an NIH scientific administrator is a plus, and outstanding written and oral communication skills are essential. Candidates should have an interest in supervising and mentoring a team of program directors and serving as a leader within the Division and the Institute.

This position is being advertised as part of the NIH global recruitment for Health Scientist Administrators. The vacancy announcement will open on January 18 and close on January 27. Please visit the NIGMS job vacancies webpage to access the applications. Candidates who complete the application process are strongly encouraged to separately send a letter of interest and CV to NIGMS_DEA_Mailbox@nigms.nih.gov.

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