Wanted: Tribal Health Research Strategy Coordinator


UPDATE: This position is now open and will close on May 22. Direct links to these vacancy announcements and more information about this position are available on our job vacancies webpage.

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, deputy 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 and local duty stations in separate vacancy announcements for a GS-0601-15 health science administrator, which opened on May 13 and will close on May 22. If you’re interested in this position, please submit your CV and a letter of interest to the NIGMS Workforce inbox.

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