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NHGRI is seeking candidates for the Chief of our Scientific Review Branch (SRB) in the Division of Extramural Operations (DEO). 

Application Deadline: May 22, 2024 or until filled

Position Description

The Chief of NHGRI's Scientific Review Branch (SRB) leads an experienced team of four scientific review officers and two program specialists, responsible for conducting and managing initial peer review for research, career development and training applications. NHGRI provides a flexible, friendly, and dynamic environment, supporting cutting edge innovation in all aspects of genomics research. 

Ideal candidates will serve as collaborative leaders, both in a supervisory role for SRB, as well as in partnership with other members of the NHGRI Division of Extramural Operations (DEO) and Extramural Research Program (ERP) leadership.

The official series and grade for this position is GS-601-15 (Supervisory Health Science Administrator, Scientific Review Officer). The position is located in Montgomery County, MD.


Candidates should demonstrate excellent communication skills, with expertise in the policies and processes supporting NIH scientific peer review. Candidates should also demonstrate the ability to effectively manage the peer review of applications across a broad range of research topics related to genomics and to lead special emphasis panels comprised of diverse groups of scientific experts with different research backgrounds. 

NHGRI encourages applications from scientists with expertise in the following areas: genomic sciences, genomic medicine, technology development, computational biology, data science, and ethical, legal, and social implications of biomedical and behavioral research. 

Salaries and Benefits

Salaries are based upon individual qualifications and professional experience. A full benefits package is available, which includes retirement, Thrift Savings Plan participation, health and life insurance.

How to Apply

Interested candidates must submit applications through the global recruitment announcements via USAJOBS. This position is based in Montgomery County, MD. These global recruitment announcements are open between May 13 to May 22, 2024.

Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer and Scientific Review Officer) GS-0601-15 

Candidates are also encouraged to send a copy of their resume, a letter of interest, and/or any questions to Jennifer Troyer, Director, Division of Extramural Operations, NHGRI: jennifer.troyer@nih.gov


For more information, or to express interest in a position, please contact:

Division of Extramural Operations
Jennifer Troyer

HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Last updated: May 9, 2024