Chief, Networks and Development Programs Branch, Division for Research Capacity Building

The Division for Research Capacity Building (DRCB) leads NIGMS’ efforts in strengthening the nation’s biomedical research capacity. It plans and directs the Institutional Development Award (IDeA), the Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH), the Support of Competitive Research (SCORE), and the Science Education Partnership Awards (SEPA). These programs support research and outreach networks and developmental programs within and across grantee institutions to strengthen research and technology transfer infrastructure and biomedical research workforce pipeline. The Division is looking for a motivated individual to serve as Chief, Networks and Development Programs Branch.

The Networks and Development Programs Branch serve as the resource of expertise for strategies and methodologies in the design and operation of productive research and outreach networks and development programs, and leads the division’s efforts in developing and implementing innovative ideas to enhance research and technology transfer infrastructure and workforce pipeline. The Branch shares the responsibility of managing the grant portfolios supported by all funding initiatives of the Division.

The incumbent of the position supervises Program Officers, directs the Branch’s programmatic activities and operation, and coordinates the Branch’s interactions and collaborative activities with other groups within the Division and/or the Institute. He or she also serve as a Program Officer overseeing a grant portfolio.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university. Competitive applicants are accomplished scientists with a solid understanding of how interdisciplinary biomedical research is organized and conducted. They are expected to have strong leadership, organizational, and communication (oral and written) skills, the ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively, the ability to develop initiatives, set priorities, and contribute to the advancement of a national program of research. A record of accomplishment is essential.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should respond to the upcoming NIH global announcement for Supervisory HSA (GS15), and send a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae to

The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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