Wanted: NIGMS Small Business Development Strategy Coordinator


UPDATE: This position is now closed.

We’re recruiting for an outstanding individual to serve as the NIGMS small business development strategy coordinator. The incumbent will report to our deputy director and assume a broad range of responsibilities including:

  • Providing counsel and advice to NIGMS leadership on the planning, development, and implementation of our small business programs as they affect a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Serving as the Institute’s expert on matters related to new technology development by small biomedical businesses.
  • Serving as a liaison between NIGMS and the NIH Small Business Education and Entrepreneurial Development office, including coordinating the development of the NIGMS omnibus solicitation and cost cap waiver guidance topics.
  • Representing NIGMS in collaborations with closely aligned programs across NIH and federal agencies, including the U.S. Small Business Administration, to develop priorities and set goals for the NIGMS Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program. In particular, they will identify opportunities for synergies and strategic relationships with small business development programs across NIH and the federal government.
  • Serving as the central resource for NIGMS staff and extramural researchers for information on NIGMS small business development programs.
  • Developing, coordinating, and facilitating programs to provide training and mentoring for the biomedical small business community related to commercialization and entrepreneurship.
  • Facilitating interactions between the NIGMS-supported small business community and the private sector, as well as with external business development organizations.
  • Developing new small business-related initiatives appropriate for NIGMS, such as supporting commercialization of research in the NIGMS technology development and capacity building programs.

Candidates should have extensive experience in small business development and management in the biomedical arena and in SBIR/STTR programs, a solid knowledge base in biomedical technology development, and strong communication and teamwork skills. 

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 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 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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