Director, Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences (BBCB)

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking ​exceptional candidates for the position of Director to assist in providing leadership to the Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences (BBCB) for biomedical research.

The Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences (BBCB) facilitates advances in basic biomedical research by supporting the development of biophysical and computational methods and tools for understanding basic biological questions; physical and theoretical methodologies, data science and bioinformatics tools, and cutting-edge quantitative and computational approaches to better understand biological systems and lay the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention in health and disease; and the creation of innovative tools and new technologies for the study of macromolecular, cellular, and organelle processes and function.

To carry out its mission, the NIGMS has a staff of approximately 184 employees and an annual budget of approximately $2.8 billion.

This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity for a leader to set scientific priorities, lead change and improve the research enterprise. The Director, BBCB works collaboratively across the NIH, throughout the federal government and with other key stakeholders and organizations to further the advancement of the NIGMS' mission and objectives. 

Information on the Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences (BBCB) may be found at https://www.nigms.nih.gov/research-areas/areas-of-research/biophysics-biomedical-technology-and-computational-biosciences​.

LOCATION: Bethesda, MD

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences (BBCB), seeks candidates who have a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead a dynamic and diverse organization. Applicants must possess an M.D. and/or Ph.D. and have senior-level research experience and knowledge related to biophysics, biomedical technologies, and/or computational biosciences (including biomedically-related data science). In addition, candidates should possess recognized research management and leadership abilities. They should be known and respected within their profession, both nationally and internationally, as individuals of outstanding scientific competence.

SALARY/BENEFITS: The Director for the Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences (BBCB), will be appointed at a salary commensurate with his/her qualifications and experience. Full Federal benefits, including leave, health and life insurance, long term care insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401K equivalent) will be provided.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT: Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization. The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

STANDARDS OF CONDUCT/FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: The National Institutes of Health inspires public confidence in our science by maintaining high ethical principles. NIH employees are subject to Federal government-wide regulations and statutes as well as agency-specific regulations described at the NIH Ethics Website [PDF, 35KB]. We encourage you to review this information. The position is subject to a background investigation and requires the incumbent to complete a public financial disclosure report prior to the effective date of the appointment.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is equivalent to education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S. We will only accept the completed foreign education evaluation. For more information on Foreign Education verification, visit the https://www.naces.org website. Verification must be received prior to the effective date of the appointment.

REASONABLE ACCOMODATION: NIH provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae, bibliography, copy of degree, and full contact details for three references. In addition, applicants are asked to prepare two statements: a vision statement and a statement that addresses the specific qualification requirements (please limit the statements to two pages each). NIGMS will be accepting applications starting November 13, 2019. Please email your application package to dir.bbcb@nigms.nih.gov by January 6, 2020. If you have questions about this position or the application process, please send them to the same email address.

The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR BIRTH DATE OR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (SSN) ON APPLICATION MATERIALS.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY BY 11:59 P.M. ET ON January 6, 2020.

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers​