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The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has multiple position openings for Health Scientist Administrators (Program Director) in the Division of Genome Sciences, Division of Genomic Medicine, and the Office of Genomic Data Science.

Position Description

Program Directors in all three Divisions/Offices will manage a portfolio of grants, provide scientific expertise and advice to NHGRI leadership, organize scientific workshops, and participate in NHGRI and trans-National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded consortia and working groups.

Candidates for the position in the Division of Genomic Medicine should have expertise in genotype-disease associations, disease risk prediction, ancestrally diverse populations, pharmacogenomics, genomic medicine, genomic variant interpretation and/or clinical implementation.

The Program Director in the Division of Genome Sciences will also be part of the larger Extramural Training Program Team, and will be responsible for developing and implementing extramural training and workforce diversity activities related to basic genomics research, functional genomics and technology development. Candidates should have expertise in multi-omics or other related areas in genomics.

The Program Director in the Office of Genomic Data Science will also provide scientific expertise and support of computational genomics and data science activities across NHGRI, working in collaboration with both Extramural and Intramural Divisions. Candidates should have expertise in computational genomics and data science, as demonstrated by past experience in genomic data analysis, management and sharing.


Ideal candidates for all positions will have expertise working in interdisciplinary teams and must be skilled in communicating with others to advance scientific program goals. Ideal candidates will also have familiarity with the NIH grants process. All applicants must meet the basic requirements for a Health Scientist Administrator.

How to Apply

The NIH will be accepting applications for these Health Scientist Administrator positions May 16-25, 2022. See the global recruitment announcements for GS-12/13/14 and GS-15 non-supervisory positions posted during that time period. Applicants are encouraged to include a cover letter describing their interest in, and qualifications for one of  these NHGRI positions. For more information about applying to NIH positions see the current openings.


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HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Last updated: May 15, 2022