Wanted: Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences Program Director


We’re recruiting for a position in the Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences (PPS) Branch of the Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry (PPBC). Scientific responsibilities of the position include any or all of the following research subjects, depending on the applicant’s experience: cellular signaling, drug-receptor interactions, drug metabolism and transport, drug delivery, and wound healing. The successful hire will be responsible for management of a portfolio of research grants and research training and/or career development awards, and will collaboratively stimulate, plan, advise, and direct program activities related to their field of expertise.

Applicants should have training and experience in biochemistry, cell biology, physiology, pharmacology, medicine, or related fields. Familiarity with NIH extramural funding as an applicant, reviewer, or NIH scientific administrator is a plus, and outstanding written and oral communication skills are essential. Read more about the PPS Branch scientific areas in the Division, and contact me with any questions about the research grant portfolios.

The position is included in the NIH global recruitment for Health Scientist Administrators. There are 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). Be certain to select the correct announcement, which opened on January 18 and will close on January 27. 

In preparing an application, the webpage on applying for scientific administration jobs at NIGMS offers useful information. You may also find the NIGMS tip sheet [PDF] for global recruitments helpful. Contact Ayanna Vest with any questions about the recruitment process. 

Visit our NIGMS job vacancies webpage to view current information, and tell us if you will be applying to the global recruitment with interest in this position.

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