Wanted: Biophysics Branch Chief


UPDATE: This position is now closed.

We’re seeking a highly qualified scientist to serve as a branch chief in our Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences (BBCB). Applicants should have interest and experience in the scientific areas managed by the Biophysics Branch. Position responsibilities include scientific and administrative planning, managing, and evaluating activities of the Branch; optimizing Branch procedures; and overseeing grant portfolio activities of Branch program directors. The branch chief will also manage a research grant portfolio and will work closely with the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology 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 Biophysics Branch supports research that applies quantitative tools and principles to investigate structures and structure-function relationships in fundamental biology.

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 for a GS-15 supervisory health scientist administrator will open on May 15 and close on May 24. Access to the application will be posted on the NIGMS job vacancies webpage when it’s available. Candidates who complete the application process are strongly encouraged to separately send a letter of interest and CV to me.

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