Wanted: Division of Genetics and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Program Directors


UPDATE: The positions are now closed.

We’re seeking two highly qualified scientists to serve as program directors in the Genetic Mechanisms and Developmental and Cellular Processes Branches of our Division of Genetics and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (GMCDB).

GMCDB 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, cellular biology, and/or developmental biology.

The selected candidates 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 incumbents will manage the overall programmatic responsibilities for these areas and will serve as the primary liaisons for all interactions within and outside of NIH.

Applicants should have a bachelor’s or graduate/higher-level advanced degree in a biomedical science field related to the work of the position. Both positions require outstanding written and oral communication skills and familiarity with NIH extramural funding. Experience as an NIH grant applicant, awardee, or reviewer, and/or NIH scientific administrator is a plus.

Both 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 September 18 and close on September 27.

In preparing an application, the webpage on applying for scientific administration jobs at NIGMS may offer 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.

All interested candidates should send a letter of interest to Andrea Keane-Myers (Genetic Mechanisms Branch) or Jianhua Xu (Developmental and Cellular Processes Branch), along with questions about these positions. If you have questions about the recruitment process, contact the NIGMS Workforce Team.

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