Wanted: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Branch Chief


UPDATE: This position is now closed.

We’re seeking a highly qualified branch chief for our Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences (BBCB). Applicants should have interest and experience in the scientific areas managed by the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) Branch. Position responsibilities include: scientific and administrative planning, management, and evaluation; optimization of Branch procedures; and overseeing grant portfolio activities of the Branch program directors. The branch chief will also manage a research grant portfolio and will work closely with the Biophysics and Biomedical Technology Branch chiefs and the BBCB division director.

The BBCB Division supports 1) the development and application of biophysical and computational methods and tools to improve our understanding of basic biology; 2) physical and theoretical methodologies, bioinformatics tools, and sophisticated computational 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 BCB Branch supports bioinformatics and computational approaches that join biology with the computer sciences, engineering, mathematics, biostatistics, and physics. The Branch also participates in NIH-wide activities, including those with the Office of Data Science Strategy and the BioMath Program, a joint initiative with the National Science Foundation’s Division of Mathematical Sciences to support research at the interface of the biological and mathematical sciences.

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 Branch, 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 March 14 and close on March 18, unless the applicant cut-off (250 applications) is reached. Please visit the NIGMS job vacancies webpage to access the application.

Candidates who complete the application process are strongly encouraged to separately send a letter of interest and CV to me.

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