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The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Deputy Director, Division of Extramural Operations (DEO).  

DEO provides oversight, coordination and implementation of NHGRI’s extramural policies, scientific reviews, and extramural award actions. The Division also manages the activities of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research.

The Deputy Director will partner with the DEO Director in overseeing the operations of the Division. 

Application Deadline: November 20, 2023 or until filled

Position Description

Responsibilities include: 

  • Providing operational support to implement and evaluate relevant extramural programs, policies, procedures, and priorities;
  • Helping to optimize the effectiveness of research administration, policy implementation and business processes and providing effective and efficient coordination of these functions;
  • Representing NHGRI on NIH-wide committees, task forces, and working groups;
  • Collaborating with other NHGRI divisions and offices to address scientific and policy issues that affect extramural grantees; 
  • Serving as the Agency Extramural Research Integrity Officer; and
  • Acting and speaking on behalf of the Division Director, as appropriate.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a full understanding of the procedures and policies related to the solicitation, review, award, and management of grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts at NIH, as well as the ability to serve as an authority on relevant federal laws, regulations, and policies related to NIH funding.  

The ideal candidate will also have:

  1. Experience with health-related research; 
  2. Knowledge of genomics and genetics;
  3. Experience working with and managing teams of scientific and administrative professionals;
  4. A commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion and access; and
  5. Project management experience

How to Apply

NIH will accept applications for this November 20, 2023 until it is filled. See the global recruitment announcements for GS-15 supervisory positions.  

Applicants should send an email expressing interest to Jennifer Troyer (jennifer.troyer@nih.gov) and are encouraged to include a cover letter in the application package describing their interest in and qualifications for this position.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience.  A full Federal benefits package is available, including retirement, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, annual and sick leave, and the Thrift Savings Plan (401K equivalent). 

Equal Opportunity Employment

Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.  The NIH encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

Reasonable Accommodation

NIH provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Standards of Conduct/Financial Disclosure

The NIH inspires public confidence in our science by maintaining high ethical principles. NIH employees are subject to Federal government-wide regulations and statutes, as well as agency-specific regulations.



Last updated: November 20, 2023