Wanted: NIGMS Clinical Research Strategy Coordinator


UPDATE: This position is now closed.

We’re recruiting for an outstanding individual to serve as the NIGMS clinical research strategy coordinator. The incumbent will report to our deputy director and assume a broad sphere of responsibilities that include:

  • Advising on clinical research priorities with the NIGMS scope
  • Providing guidance on the planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and optimization of NIGMS’ clinical research programs and initiatives as they affect a broad range of stakeholders, from the grantee community to the general public
  • Representing NIGMS in collaborations with closely aligned clinical research programs across the NIH, other federal agencies, and beyond, such as coordinating Institute-wide initiatives involving NIH and external partners
  • Participating in NIH-wide clinical research committees at a senior level
  • Working closely with NIGMS division directors to identify trans-divisional resources, potential synergies, and needs related to the support of clinical research
  • Performing program-specific responsibilities related to clinical research, including project scientist/coordinator roles for specific clinical studies
  • Serving as a knowledgeable resource for activities related to clinical research, such as biobanks, institutional review boards, and data safety and monitoring boards
  • Staying up to date with standards for ethical and business approaches and policies (e.g., informed consent, opt-outs, community consultation, commercialization) related to clinical research
  • Providing input and guidance for the Institute’s clinical research training programs that develop the next generation of clinical scientists

Candidates should have extensive experience in leading and/or administering complex clinical research programs, a solid knowledge base in clinical research, and strong communication and teamwork skills. A clinical/medical background is a plus, as is experience with clinical research networks. 

This position is being advertised as part of the NIH global recruitment for Health Scientist Administrators. Note that there are two GS-15 nonsupervisory Health Science Administrator (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 May 17 and close on May 26.

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 see our job vacancies webpage or contact me to ask about this position or Clau Gonzalez to inquire about the recruitment process. 

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