Wanted: NIGMS Program Directors


UPDATE: The application window for these positions has now closed.

We’re recruiting scientists for positions in our Division for Research Capacity Building (DRCB) and Division of Genetics and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (GMCDB). The successful applicants will be responsible for scientific and administrative management of a portfolio of research grants and/or research training and career development awards, and will stimulate, plan, advise, direct, and evaluate program activities related to their field of expertise.

The DRCB position supports basic, translational, and clinical research; research workforce development; research infrastructure improvement; and other capacity building activities. DRCB includes the Institutional Development Award (IDeA)Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH)Support for Research Excellence, and Science Education Partnership Award programs. The job responsibilities include managing IDeA and NARCH, and contributing to other programmatic activities as opportunities and needs emerge. Applicants should have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university. Individuals with a strong background in clinical and/or translational, behavioral, epidemiological, community engagement, health disparities, and public health research are strongly encouraged to apply. All interested candidates should send a letter of interest to Krishan Arora and Michele McGuirl.

The GMCDB positions support research grants focused on the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying inheritance, gene expression, and development. Applicants should have expertise in the mechanism and regulation of genetics including basic molecular processes and cellular biology, as well as a doctoral degree in one of the sciences underlying these research areas. Contact Shawn Gaillard with any questions about these positions.

For all positions, outstanding written and oral communication skills are essential, and familiarity with NIH extramural funding as an applicant, reviewer, or NIH scientific administrator is a plus.

The positions are included in the NIH global recruitment for Health Scientist Administrators. There will be two GS-12/13/14 HSA (Program Officer) vacancy announcements for each position: 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 16 and close on May 25.

In preparing an application, the webpage on applying for scientific administration jobs at NIGMS may offer other useful information. You may also 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. If you have questions about the recruitment process, contact Ayanna Vest.

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