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

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We’re recruiting an accomplished scientist for a position in the Biochemistry and Bio-related Chemistry Branch of our Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry. The Branch supports research studies in enzymology, bioenergetics, glycoscience, synthetic method development, biosynthesis, oxidative stress, and synthetic biology. 

Applicants should have broad expertise in biochemistry, familiarity with modern experimental methods, and experience in applying this knowledge to biological systems. Familiarity with NIH extramural funding as an applicant, reviewer, or NIH scientific administrator is a plus, and outstanding written and oral communication skills are essential. The job responsibilities involve working collaboratively with other staff to stimulate, plan, advise, direct, and evaluate program activities for the portfolio of research awards.

The position is being advertised as part of the NIH global recruitment for Health Scientist Administrators. There will be two GS-12/13/14 Health Scientist 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 will 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. For additional information about these positions, visit our job vacancies webpage to view the announcements. All interested candidates with questions about the position are encouraged to contact me

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