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The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates to serve a dual role of Staff Scientist 2 within the Social and Behavioral Research Branch within the NHGRI Intramural Research Program and as a key Senior Advisor to the NHGRI Director. 

Location: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland

Deadline: September 24, 2019

Position Description

The Staff Scientist will conduct research into the implementation of genomic medicine in communities, including leading quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research studies on the factors influencing community engagement with genetics/genomics. S/he will also advise the NHGRI Director on sensitive, high priority areas related to genetics and genomics research projects and other prominent initiatives being conducted by NHGRI, with particular emphasis on the evaluation of NHGRI’s efforts in scientific communication, outreach, and engagement. 


Candidates must have a doctoral degree in genetics and/or molecular biology and have a minimum of five years’ experience in the development, management, and evaluation of genomic programs; ability to communicate clearly, logically and persuasively on complex topics in genomics and genomic medicine; the ability to develop, maintain, and enhance collaborative relationships; and experience in the design and conduct of research into the implementation of genomic medicine into communities.  

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their CV and bibliography to Anita Whitehurst at:  anita.whitehurst@nih.gov by September 24, 2019.

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Last updated: August 26, 2019