Wanted: Postdoctoral, Early Career, and Workforce Development Branch Chief


We’re seeking a highly qualified Branch Chief for our Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity (TWD). Applicants should have interest and experience in the areas managed by the Postdoctoral, Early Career, and Workforce Development Branch. Position responsibilities include programmatic and administrative planning, management, and evaluation; optimization of Branch procedures; and oversight of the grant portfolio activities of the Branch program directors. The Branch Chief will also manage a grant portfolio and will work closely with the other TWD Branch Chiefs and the Division Director.

TWD programs foster the training and development of a strong and diverse biomedical research workforce. The Division funds research training, career development, and diversity-enhancing activities through a variety of programs at the undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, faculty, and institutional levels.

Outstanding written and oral communication skills and a commitment to enhancing the diversity of the biomedical research workforce 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 NIGMS.

This position is included in the NIH global recruitment for health scientist administrators. The vacancy announcement for a GS-15 supervisory health scientist administrator opens today (May 13) and closes on May 22. Please visit the NIGMS job vacancies webpage to access the application. Candidates who complete the application process are strongly encouraged to separately send a letter of interest and CV to me.

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