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The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has three position openings for Health Scientist Administrators (Program Director) with special concentration in informatics and data science in the Division of Genomic Medicine, the Division of Genomic Sciences and the Office of Genomic Data Science and one position opening for Health Scientist Administrator (Scientific Review Officer) in the Division of Extramural Operations.

Position Description

The Program Directors 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.

The Program Director in the position in the Division of Genomic Medicine will provide scientific expertise and support to informatic aspects of genomic medicine implementation, or the use of genomic information in clinical care. Candidates should have expertise in clinical genomic informatics, electronic health records, pharmacogenomics, genomic medicine, genomic variant interpretation and/or clinical implementation.

The Program Director in the position in the Division of Genome Sciences will provide scientific expertise and support to comparative genomics, computational genomics, or basic genomics and functional genomics research in low- and middle-income countries. Candidates should have expertise in comparative genomics, functional genomics, computational genomics or genome biology.

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

The Scientific Review Officer in the Division of Extramural Operations will analyze the scientific content of grant applications, organize and run peer-review meetings, and provide written summary statements of reviews. Candidates should have expertise in a broad range of genomic areas, including functional genomics, genomic technology development, implementation of genomics in clinical care, computational genomics and data science, and the ethical, legal and social implications of genomics research.


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.

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

Applicants are encouraged to send a cover letter describing their interest in, and qualifications for one of these NHGRI positions to one of the contacts below. For more information about applying to NIH positions see information on global recruitment and the current openings.


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

HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Last updated: August 8, 2023