Wanted: Tribal Health Research Strategy Coordinator


UPDATE: The position is now closed.

We’re recruiting an outstanding individual to serve as the NIGMS Tribal health research strategy coordinator. The incumbent will report to the deputy director and assume a broad sphere of responsibilities that include, among others:

  • Serving as the expert on matters related to Tribal health research within the NIGMS mission, and as a resource for the Institute director, our associate director for extramural activities, and other senior leadership within NIGMS
  • Serving as a senior-level NIGMS representative in collaborations and initiatives with the NIH Tribal Health Research Office, the Indian Health Service, Tribal nations, and federal and academic partners across the country
  • Formulating, planning, directing, and evaluating broad NIGMS-wide program objectives, policies, and activities for Tribal health research projects, programs, and other grants/awards including the discovery, development, and evaluation of scientific areas critical for eventual prevention and therapeutic strategies
  • Advising leadership on strategies to address ongoing matters with Tribal communities

Candidates should have experience managing extramural funds and working in a specific scientific field. They should also be able to formulate ideas for improving the research capacity of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. The selectee will collaborate with the AI/AN Tribal communities and act as the communities’ NIGMS point of contact for the Institute’s AI/AN research portfolio.

We’ll accept applications for remote, local remote, and local duty stations in separate vacancy announcements for a GS-15 non-supervisory health science administrator, which will open on September 18 and close on September 27. If you’re interested in this position, please submit your CV and a letter of interest to the NIGMS Workforce inbox and revisit this post on September 18 for the live links to apply.  

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