Author: Dorothy Beckett

Dorothy is the director of the NIGMS Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences. She works with the scientific community to advance BBCB’s mission to support research in biophysics, biotechnology, and computational biology.

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NIGMS Funding Opportunities for Technology Development and Upcoming Webinar

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UPDATE: The video and slides [PDF] for this webinar are now available.

We’re pleased to share that NIGMS has reissued two funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for our technology development program. Both FOAs support the development of novel technologies with the potential for broad utility in biomedical research. They are:

Technology Development Research for Establishing Feasibility and Proof of Concept (R21)
PAR-22-126

Applications to this FOA should propose technology development at a conceptual stage, not yet supported by any proof-of-concept-data, in order to demonstrate feasibility of the proposed technology and/or establish the most likely path to successful development. When compared to current state-of-the-art technology, the proposed concept should lead to a technological breakthrough or a significant advance in current biomedical research or approaches.

First application receipt date: June 16

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Wanted: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Branch Chief

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UPDATE: This position is now closed.

We’re seeking a highly qualified branch chief for our Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences (BBCB). Applicants should have interest and experience in the scientific areas managed by the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) Branch. Position responsibilities include: scientific and administrative planning, management, and evaluation; optimization of Branch procedures; and overseeing grant portfolio activities of the Branch program directors. The branch chief will also manage a research grant portfolio and will work closely with the Biophysics and Biomedical Technology Branch chiefs and the BBCB division director.

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Wanted: Genetics and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Division Director

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GMCDB Search Committee Members:

Dorothy Beckett, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Chair

Celeste Berg, University of Washington

Orna Cohen-Fix, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Tom Dever, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Dan Gallahan, National Cancer Institute

Anna Ramsey-Ewing, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

David Rice, Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, NIH

Laura Stanek, Office of Human Resources, NIH

With the selection of Dorit Zuk as the NIGMS deputy director, a search is open for an outstanding candidate to serve as director of our Division of Genetics and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (GMCDB).

GMCDB supports basic research in three broad areas, including the molecular basis of cellular function, the genetic and biochemical pathways utilized in development and physiological processes, and the mechanism and regulation of fundamental molecular processes. The Cell Biology, Developmental and Cellular Processes, and Genetic Mechanisms branches manage research programs in these areas. GMCDB-supported research lays the foundation for studies on human health and disease. 

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Wanted: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Branch Chief

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UPDATE: The position is now closed. Please visit our Job Vacancies page for more information.

We’re seeking a highly qualified branch chief for our Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences (BBCB). Applicants should have interest and experience in the scientific areas managed by the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) Branch. Position responsibilities include: scientific and administrative planning, management, and evaluation; optimization of Branch procedures; and overseeing grant portfolio activities of the Branch program directors. The branch chief will also manage a research grant portfolio and will work closely with the Biophysics and Biomedical Technology Branch chiefs and the BBCB division director.

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National and Regional Resources for the Scientific Community

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We’re pleased to share that the NIGMS National and Regional Resource Program (R24) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) has been reissued (PAR-22-065). This program began in 2019 to provide access to state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, technologies, research tools, and software that aren’t generally available to a large number of researchers. To date, the program has established 12 resources that serve the scientific community on a national or multistate regional basis and offer a breadth of technologies. Below, we highlight just a few. We encourage you to explore all of the resources made available through this program and to learn more about the new FOA on our National and Regional Resources webpage.  

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Wanted: Program Director, Biomedical Technology Branch

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UPDATE: This position is now closed.

We’re recruiting an accomplished scientist for a program officer position in the Biomedical Technology (BT) Branch of our Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences (BBCB). The successful applicant will be responsible for the scientific and administrative management of a portfolio of research grants and will stimulate, plan, advise, direct, and evaluate program activities related to their field of expertise. 

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Wanted: Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences Program Directors

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UPDATE: These positions are now closed.

We’re recruiting two accomplished scientists for program officer positions in the Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences. The successful applicants will be responsible for scientific and administrative management of a portfolio of research grants, and will stimulate, plan, advise, direct, and evaluate program activities related to their field of expertise.

The positions are in our Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Branch and Biophysics Branch.

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