Wanted: NIGMS Program Directors


UPDATE: These positions are now closed.

We’re recruiting accomplished scientists for positions in our Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences (BBCB) 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 grants and career development awards, and will stimulate, plan, advise, direct, and evaluate program activities related to their field of expertise.

The two BBCB program director positions support research and training portfolios in biophysics and computational biosciences. Successful applicants should have broad knowledge of the subjects below.

  • For biophysics candidates: application of theory, techniques, and principles from the physical sciences to investigate structures and structure-function relationships in biology. Experience in studies of soluble or membrane protein structure, function, and folding is a plus. Potential candidates should send their CV and a letter of interest to Dorothy Beckett.
  • For computational biosciences candidates: application of computation, informatics, data science, statistics, and mathematics to biomedical sciences. Experience in omics and tools development is a plus. Potential candidates should send their CV and a letter of interest to Jean Yuan.

The GMCDB positions support research grants focused on developmental biology or understanding the structure and function of cells and cellular components and the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie inheritance, gene expression, and development. Applicants should have expertise in the mechanism and regulation of genetics, including basic molecular processes and cellular biology. Contact Andrea Keane-Myers with any questions about these positions.

Candidates should have a bachelor’s or graduate/advanced degree in a medical, health sciences, or allied sciences field. 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 upcoming NIH global recruitment for health scientist administrators. There will be two GS-12/13/14 HSA (program officer) vacancy announcements: 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 May 15 and close May 24.

In preparing an application, the webpage on applying for scientific administration jobs at NIGMS may offer other useful information. You also may find the NIGMS tip sheet [PDF]  for global recruitments helpful. Direct links to both vacancy announcements will be posted on our job vacancies webpage on or about May 15.

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