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Wanted: NIGMS Program Directors for BBCB and PPBC

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We’re recruiting two accomplished scientists for positions in our Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences (BBCB) and our Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry (PPBC). 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.

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Wanted: Biophysics Branch Chief

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We’re recruiting for an outstanding individual to serve as a branch chief in our Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences (BBCB). Applicants should have interest and experience in the scientific areas that comprise the Biophysics Branch. Job responsibilities include scientific and administrative planning, managing, and evaluating activities of the Branch, along with supervising program directors with portfolios of funded research grants. The branch chief will also handle a portfolio of research grants consistent with their own scientific background.

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Dorothy Beckett to Direct BBCB Division

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Headshot of Dr. Dorothy Beckett.

I’m pleased to announce that Dorothy Beckett will join NIGMS on January 19 as the new director of our Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences (BBCB). Dorothy is a molecular biophysicist with extensive expertise in the field. She is a leader in the scientific community and a proponent of expanding opportunities for women and underrepresented groups in science.

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

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UPDATE: This position is now closed.

We’re recruiting for an accomplished scientist to manage research grant, fellowship, training, and other types of awards focused on the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying inheritance, gene expression, and development. The position is in our Division of Genetics and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. Job responsibilities involve working collaboratively with other staff to stimulate, plan, advise, direct, and evaluate program activities for a portfolio of research awards. 

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Seeking Branch Chiefs for the Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences

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UPDATE: These positions are now closed.

We’re recruiting for two branch chief positions within our Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences (BBCB). Applicants should have interest and experience in the scientific areas that comprise the Biomedical Technology and the Biophysics branches. Job responsibilities include scientific and administrative planning, managing, and evaluating one of the branches, along with supervising program directors with portfolios of funded research grants. Each branch chief will also handle a portfolio of research grants consistent with their own scientific background.

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Dorit Zuk Named NIGMS Acting Deputy Director

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I’m pleased to tell you that Dorit Zuk has agreed to serve as acting deputy director of NIGMS upon Judith Greenberg’s retirement at the end of the month.

Dorit has served in several leadership roles at both NIGMS and NIH. She’s been the director of our Division of Genetics and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (GMCDB) since early 2016. Before joining NIGMS, she was director of the former Office of Policy, Communications and Strategic Alliances at NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. Prior to that, she was the science policy advisor to the NIH deputy director for extramural research.

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Wanted: Program Director, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Branch

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UPDATE: This position is now closed.

We’re recruiting for an accomplished scientist with interest and experience in computational biology to join the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) Branch of the Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences (BBCB). The successful applicant will be responsible for scientific and administrative management of a portfolio of research and training grants.

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Wanted: Program Director, Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences Branch

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UPDATE: This position is now closed.

We’re recruiting for an accomplished scientist with interest and experience in sepsis, critical illness, and/or polytraumatic injury to join the Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences (PPS) Branch of the Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry (PPBC). The successful applicant will be responsible for scientific and administrative management of a portfolio of research, career development, and training grants. Opportunities also exist for Small Business Innovation and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) grants.

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Wanted: Program Director, Networks and Development Programs Branch

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UPDATE: This position is now closed.

We’re recruiting for an accomplished scientist with expertise in strategies and methodologies to design and operate productive research, outreach networks, and development programs to join our Division for Research Capacity Building (DRCB). The successful applicant will be responsible for scientific and administrative management of a diverse research portfolio of faculty development, research training, and research infrastructure improvement grants.  

The Networks and Development Programs Branch of DRCB leads the Division’s efforts in developing and implementing innovative ideas to enhance research and technology transfer infrastructure and the workforce pipeline. The Branch also shares in managing the grant portfolios supported by all funding initiatives of the Division. 

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Wanted: Program Director, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Branch

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UPDATE: The position is now closed.

We’re recruiting for an accomplished scientist with interest and experience in computational biology to join the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) Branch of the Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences (BBCB). The successful applicant will be responsible for scientific and administrative management of a portfolio of research and training grants.

The BCB Branch of BBCB supports bioinformatics and computational approaches that join biology with the computer sciences, engineering, mathematics, biostatistics, and physics as well as general approaches that have the potential for broad applicability and use by investigators with support from across NIH and other agencies. The Branch collaborates with other parts of NIH on the Big Data to Knowledge​ and Smart and Connected Health initiatives, and with the National Science Foundation to support a program in mathematical biology.

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