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NHGRI is looking for an exceptional individual to become Chief of the Education and Community Involvement Branch (ECIB).

Position Description

The individual in this position serves as the Chief of the Education and Community Involvement Branch (ECIB) at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health. The Chief oversees the activities of ECIB. This is a supervisory position. The ECIB team is composed of government and contract employees. The team creates, manages and evaluates public education programs and activities to inform the public of the latest advances in genomic science. They also support the dissemination of scientific information to teachers, students and consumers; develop, implement, and evaluate community involvement programs and activities throughout the country; and perform other duties.

ECIB is located in the Office of the Director. ECIB staff interact and collaborate with individuals in NHGRI’s Intramural and Research Program and Extramural Research Program. The ECIB Chief will also participate in trans-NIH activities and committees.

The ECIB Chief reports to the Director of the Division of Genomics and Society and is responsible for reporting on ECIB activities to the Director of NHGRI.

The ECIB Chief will:

  • Provide leadership on program and policy issues relating to basic and biological science and guidance to students and teachers to learn about educational research.
  • Conceive, create and disseminate instructional educational materials, fact sheets, web-based resources, feature articles, brochures and other materials to support the mission.
  • Consult on incorporating research findings into education and outreach programs, such as computer-assisted education resources and community-based education programs.
  • Serve as a representative to other federal agencies, national organizations and other external stakeholders.
  • Foster and coordinate interactions and act as a liaison with diverse outside organizations, professional associations, community advocacy groups, industry and academia.
  • Supervise and direct professional and clerical staff.
  • Direct and oversee the implementation of fellowship, summer or other intern programs for branch.
  • Assign and review work products; set priorities and goals; identify developmental and training needs; approve leave; develop performance standards; and evaluate work performance for staff.


Candidates must have successfully completed a Ph.D., M.D. or other higher-level degree with major study in health or pertinent sciences.

Salary and Benefits

This a GS-15 position. Salary within the GS-15 range will be 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 accept formal applications for this position from April 18-28, 2022 via the USAJobs application portal:

In advance of a formal application, candidates are strongly encouraged submit a brief cover letter describing their interest in and qualifications for this position. These materials should be sent to nhgriecibchief@nih.gov. Questions about this position and the USAJobs process can also be submitted to nhgriecibchief@nih.gov.

For more information about applying to positions at the National Institutes of Health, see Information for Applicants.

Last updated: April 19, 2022