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

Position Description

The Division of Genome Sciences plans, directs and facilitates research on the function of the genome in human health and disease. The division has a strong focus on foundational resources, technology development, experimental approaches, data science, and analytical tools that accelerate and transform genome sciences research (See: Division of Genome Sciences).

The Division of Genome Sciences embodies a culture of collegiality, flexibility, innovation and broad scientific domain expertise, as well as expertise in complex program management, led by a professional team of dedicated, engaged and results-oriented staff.

The program director will develop and manage a portfolio of grants, be part of the program team for NHGRI-funded consortia, provide scientific expertise and advice to NHGRI leadership, and participate in NHGRI and trans-National Institutes of Health (NIH) working groups focused on genomics.

Candidates should have scientific expertise in areas of relevance to the Division of Genome Sciences, including large-scale sequencing, human genomics, functional genomics, bioinformatics, population genomics and technology development. Ideal candidates will also have familiarity with the NIH grants process, as well as experience working in large-scale, interdisciplinary consortia or similar team-science projects. 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 not limited to retirement, Thrift Savings Plan participation, health, life and long-term care insurance.

  • Position Description

    The Division of Genome Sciences plans, directs and facilitates research on the function of the genome in human health and disease. The division has a strong focus on foundational resources, technology development, experimental approaches, data science, and analytical tools that accelerate and transform genome sciences research (See: Division of Genome Sciences).

    The Division of Genome Sciences embodies a culture of collegiality, flexibility, innovation and broad scientific domain expertise, as well as expertise in complex program management, led by a professional team of dedicated, engaged and results-oriented staff.

    The program director will develop and manage a portfolio of grants, be part of the program team for NHGRI-funded consortia, provide scientific expertise and advice to NHGRI leadership, and participate in NHGRI and trans-National Institutes of Health (NIH) working groups focused on genomics.

    Candidates should have scientific expertise in areas of relevance to the Division of Genome Sciences, including large-scale sequencing, human genomics, functional genomics, bioinformatics, population genomics and technology development. Ideal candidates will also have familiarity with the NIH grants process, as well as experience working in large-scale, interdisciplinary consortia or similar team-science projects. 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 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 May 20-May 29, 2019. See the global recruitment announcements for GS-12/13/14 and GS-15 non-supervisory positions posted during that time period. 

Applications will be through USAJobs. For more information about applying for an NIH position see the following link: https://jobs.nih.gov/jobsearch/.

For general NIH Health Scientist Administrator questions, please contact Adam Peters (adam.peters@nih.gov, 301-827-5751) or Rainey Chambers (rainey.chambers@nih.gov, 301-435-4756).

Last updated: May 21, 2019