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Health Scientist Administrator (Program Director) in Genome Sciences

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

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has a position opening for a Health Scientist Administrator (Program Director) in Genome Sciences in the Division of Genome Sciences in Montgomery County, Maryland. The Division of Genome Sciences plans, directs and facilitates research on the function of the genome in human health and disease. The division has a strong focus on foundational resources, technology development, experimental approaches, data science, and analytical tools that accelerate and transform genome sciences research (See: Division of Genome Sciences).

The Division of Genome Sciences embodies a culture of collegiality, flexibility, innovation and broad scientific domain expertise, as well as expertise in complex program management, 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 NHGRI funded consortia, provide scientific expertise and advice to NHGRI leadership, and participate in NHGRI and trans-National Institutes of Health (NIH) working groups focused on genomics and data science.

Candidates should have scientific expertise in statistical genetics and population genetics, as well as areas of relevance to the Division of Genome Sciences, including genomics, large-scale sequencing, human genomics, and functional genomics. Ideal candidates will have familiarity with the NIH grants process, as well as experience working in large-scale, interdisciplinary consortia or similar team-science projects.

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, life and long-term care insurance.

How to Apply:

The NIH will be accepting applications for these Health Scientist Administrator positions from January 22 through January 31, 2019. This position will be included in the global recruitment for Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer) announcements for GS-12/13/14 and GS-15 (, so watch that website for updates on exact application dates.  This is a non-supervisory position.

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

For general NIH Health Scientist Administrator questions, please contact Adam Peters at, or at 301-827-5751 or Rainey Chambers at or at (301)-435-4756.

For information about the NHGRI Division of Genome Sciences, please contact Dr. Carolyn Hutter, Director of Genome Sciences (; 301-480-2312).


HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers


Last Updated: January 11, 2019