Wanted: NIGMS Program Directors


UPDATE: These positions are 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 involves overseeing grants supporting research and providing resources for research infrastructure enhancement and capacity building in the basic, translational, and clinical biomedical sciences. The chosen candidate will manage Institutional Development Award and Native American Research Centers for Health programs, and may contribute to other programmatic activities as opportunities and needs emerge. See the DRCB website for more information about the Division’s programs. 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 position supports research grants focused on understanding the structure and function of cells and cellular components and the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie inheritance, gene expression, and development. All prospective candidates should have expertise in the mechanism and regulation of genetics including basic molecular processes and cellular biology. See the GMCDB website for more information about the Division’s programs. Contact Shawn Gaillard with any questions about this position.

Applicants should have a bachelor’s or graduate/higher-level advanced degree in a medical, health sciences, or allied sciences field. For all positions, outstanding written and oral communication skills are essential, and familiarity with NIH extramural funding as an applicant, awardee, 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 January 18 and close on January 27.

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 announcement. If you have questions about the recruitment process, contact Ayanna Vest.

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