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Social and Behavioral Scientist Administrator (Program Director) in the Division of Genomics and Society

National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services 

People and DNAThe Division of Genomics and Society Is Hiring!

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has a position opening for a Social and Behavioral Scientist Administrator (Program Director) in the Division of Genomics and Society in Montgomery County, MD. The Division of Genomics and Society is responsible for the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research Program which supports research related to emerging issues relevant to genomics in research, medicine, law, and policy. 

The Division of Genomics and Society embodies a can-do culture of collegiality, flexibility, innovation and diverse expertise and knowledge, takes pride cultivating relationships with its research community, and is led by a professional team of dedicated, engaged and results-oriented staff. 

The program director will develop and manage a portfolio of grants, be part of the program team for one or more NHGRI funded consortia, provide professional expertise and advice to NHGRI leadership, and participate in NHGRI and trans-National Institutes of Health (NIH) working groups focused on relevant issues.

Candidates should have expertise in legal, policy, health economics, or other pragmatic issues related to the conduct of genomic research, the implementation of genomic medicine, or the societal implications of genetics and genomics.

They should have experience in other areas of relevance to the Division of Genomics and Society, including research methods (e.g. qualitative, quantitative, normative, legal, policy research) and the management of multi-disciplinary research projects. Ideal candidates will have familiarity with the NIH grants process (either as an applicant, reviewer or project officer), as well as experience conducting ELSI research.  Candidates with training in law or public policy are strongly encouraged to apply.

The salaries for these positions are based upon individual qualifications and professional experience.  A full benefits package is available, which includes, but not limited to retirement, Thrift Savings Plan participation, health and life insurance.

How to Apply:

The position description and information on how to apply are available on the USAJobs website.

The NIH will begin accepting applications for this position on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.  The position will close on Thursday, June 7, 2018

Applications will submitted through USAJobs.  For more information about applying for an NIH position see the following link:

For questions about this notice, please contact Dr. Nicole Lockhart (, Dr. Dave Kaufman (, Dr. Lawrence Brody ( or Joy Boyer (

Posted: May 25, 2018