Wanted: Genetics and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Division Director


GMCDB Search Committee Members:

Dorothy Beckett, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Chair

Celeste Berg, University of Washington

Orna Cohen-Fix, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Tom Dever, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Dan Gallahan, National Cancer Institute

Anna Ramsey-Ewing, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

David Rice, Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, NIH

Laura Stanek, Office of Human Resources, NIH

With the selection of Dorit Zuk as the NIGMS deputy director, a search is open for an outstanding candidate to serve as director of our Division of Genetics and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (GMCDB).

GMCDB supports basic research in three broad areas, including the molecular basis of cellular function, the genetic and biochemical pathways utilized in development and physiological processes, and the mechanism and regulation of fundamental molecular processes. The Cell Biology, Developmental and Cellular Processes, and Genetic Mechanisms branches manage research programs in these areas. GMCDB-supported research lays the foundation for studies on human health and disease. 

This position offers an exciting opportunity to set scientific priorities, lead change, and improve the biomedical research enterprise. The GMCDB director is a key member of the NIGMS senior leadership team and supervises a staff of approximately 16 program officers. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree in a field related to the division portfolio. The ideal candidate will have considerable research experience in biomedical science in one of the areas supported by the division, recognized research management and leadership abilities, and knowledge related to the NIGMS mission.

For additional information and application instructions, please see the vacancy announcement. NIGMS will accept applications until March 18.

As chair of the search committee, I appreciate your help in identifying outstanding candidates for this critical position and in sharing this information with others who might be interested.

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