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The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has a position opening for a Health Scientist Administrator (Program Director) in the Division of Genome Sciences.

Position Description

The Program Director in the Division of Genome Sciences will be a member of the larger NHGRI Technology Development Team and will be responsible for overseeing a portfolio focused on DNA sequencing, RNA/transcriptomics sequencing, and nucleic acid synthesis. The portfolio focus will include novel physical, chemical or enzymatic methodologies.  The Program Director will also manage and coordinate the overall NGHRI small business program while having a portfolio of small business awards focused on genomic technologies. Additional responsibilities will include: providing scientific expertise and advice to NHGRI leadership; organizing and presenting at scientific workshops; and participating in NHGRI and trans-National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded consortia and working groups.

Candidates should have a PhD, or equivalent doctoral degree, in biology, chemistry, biophysics or related fields. Ideal candidates will have experience with novel genomic technology development and applications. Candidates should have the ability to plan, initiate, administer and evaluate scientific programs; including familiarity with the dynamics of health-related research. They should have experience working in interdisciplinary teams and must be skilled in communicating with others to advance 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.

The salaries for these positions are based upon individual qualifications and professional experience. A full benefits package is available, which includes, but is not limited to retirement, Thrift Savings Plan participation, health, life and long-term care insurance.

  • Position Description

    The Program Director in the Division of Genome Sciences will be a member of the larger NHGRI Technology Development Team and will be responsible for overseeing a portfolio focused on DNA sequencing, RNA/transcriptomics sequencing, and nucleic acid synthesis. The portfolio focus will include novel physical, chemical or enzymatic methodologies.  The Program Director will also manage and coordinate the overall NGHRI small business program while having a portfolio of small business awards focused on genomic technologies. Additional responsibilities will include: providing scientific expertise and advice to NHGRI leadership; organizing and presenting at scientific workshops; and participating in NHGRI and trans-National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded consortia and working groups.

    Candidates should have a PhD, or equivalent doctoral degree, in biology, chemistry, biophysics or related fields. Ideal candidates will have experience with novel genomic technology development and applications. Candidates should have the ability to plan, initiate, administer and evaluate scientific programs; including familiarity with the dynamics of health-related research. They should have experience working in interdisciplinary teams and must be skilled in communicating with others to advance 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.

    The salaries for these positions are based upon individual qualifications and professional experience. A full benefits package is available, which includes, but is 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 September 21-30, 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 this NHGRI position. For more information about applying to NIH positions, see Jobs at NIH.

For more information, or to express interest in a position, please contact: NHGRI Division of Genome Sciences - Carolyn Hutter (carolyn.hutter@nih.gov; 301-480-2312)

  • How to Apply

    The NIH will be accepting applications for these Health Scientist Administrator positions September 21-30, 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 this NHGRI position. For more information about applying to NIH positions, see Jobs at NIH.

    For more information, or to express interest in a position, please contact: NHGRI Division of Genome Sciences - Carolyn Hutter (carolyn.hutter@nih.gov; 301-480-2312)

HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers

Last updated: September 8, 2022