Job Vacancies - Recently Closed

The below NIGMS positions have recently closed. Applications are not being accepted at this time, however, to obtain additional information about a position, please email the point of contact listed in the Additional Information column. If you have applied to any of the positions listed below while they were open, your application is still under consideration until you are notified otherwise. 

Office of The Director (OD), NIGMS

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Tribal Health Research Strategy Coordinator

Office of the Director, Strategic Coordination Unit
The incumbent will assume a broad sphere of responsibilities that include, among others:
  • Serving as the expert on matters related to Tribal health research within the NIGMS mission, and as a resource for the Institute director, our associate director for extramural activities, and other senior leadership within NIGMS
  • Serving as a senior-level NIGMS representative in collaborations and initiatives with the NIH Tribal Health Research Office, the Indian Health Service, Tribal nations, and federal and academic partners across the country
  • Formulating, planning, directing, and evaluating broad NIGMS-wide program objectives, policies, and activities for Tribal health research projects, programs, and other grants/awards including the discovery, development, and evaluation of scientific areas critical for eventual prevention and therapeutic strategies
  • Advising leadership on strategies to address ongoing matters with Tribal communities​
Candidates should have experience managing extramural funds and working in a specific scientific field. They should also be able to formulate ideas for improving the research capacity of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. The selectee will collaborate with the AI/AN Tribal communities and act as the communities’ NIGMS point of contact for the Institute’s AI/AN research portfolio.
Bachelor’s or graduate/higher-level advanced degree in a biomedical science field related to the work of the position.
GS-0601-15 – Health Scientist Administrator

Workplace Flexibilities such as Remote and Telework will be offered.
Interested candidates should send their resume to Dorit Zuk.

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

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The position serves as the leader of the Biomedical Technology Branch, part of the Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences (BBCB) at NIGMS. This branch supports research to discover, create, and develop innovative technologies to enable discoveries in biomedical research. Areas of interest include molecular and cellular imaging and dynamics, technologies to elucidate structural and functional biology, methods to engineer and manipulate cells, and bioanalytical technologies to interrogate cellular composition and function. The branch also participates in BBCB Division management of centers and resources that provide the research community access to state-of-the-art biomedical technologies.

Position responsibilities include scientific and administrative planning, management, and evaluation; optimization of branch procedures; and overseeing grant portfolio activities of the branch program directors. The branch chief will also manage a research grant portfolio and will work closely with the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and Biophysics Branch Chiefs and the BBCB Division Director.

Candidates should have training and experience in scientific areas related to NIGMS-supported technology development. Experience as an NIH scientific grant administrator is a plus, and outstanding written and oral communication skills are essential. Candidates should have strong interest in supervising and mentoring a team of program directors, and in serving as a leader within the branch, the division, and the institute.
Bachelor’s or graduate/higher-level advanced degree in a biomedical science field related to the work of the position.
GS15 – Supervisory Health Science Administrator (HSA)

Workplace Flexibilities such as Telework and Remote Work will be offered.
Interested candidates should send their resume to Dorothy Beckett.

Division of Extramural Activities (DEA), NIGMS

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Scientific Review Officer

Division of Extramural Activities (DEA)
Scientific Review Branch
The selected candidate will be responsible for conducting the initial administrative and scientific merit review of grant applications for research programs and/or research training and career development grants. Candidates with experience with training mechanisms (e.g., T32s, K99/R00s) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Duties include (1) ensuring fairness and consistency of the scientific peer review process by managing the scientific and administrative review of applications; (2) acting as the designated federal official in convening review panels, ensuring NIH review policies are followed and writing summary statements to complete the review process; and (3) providing guidance to applicants, reviewers, and Institute staff on peer review policies and procedures.

This position requires outstanding written and oral communication skills, and familiarity with NIH extramural funding as an applicant, awardee, reviewer, or NIH scientific administrator is a plus.
Bachelor’s or graduate/higher-level advanced degree in a biomedical science field related to the work of the position.
GS-12/13/14 – Health Science Administrator

Workplace Flexibilities such as Telework and Remote Work will be offered.
Interested candidates should send their resume to Latarsha Carithers and Greg Bissonette.
Grants Management Specialist

Multiple Positions

Division of Extramural Activities (DEA), Grants Administration Branch
NIGMS is recruiting for multiple Grants Management Specialist positions in the Grants Administration Branch (GAB) in the Division of Extramural Activities. GAB participates in the development of Institute policies on the business management aspects of grant and cooperative agreement awards and is responsible for processing all documentation necessary for administration of NIGMS extramural award programs. The Grants Management Specialists work closely and collaboratively with program officials throughout the life of each individual grant award, from issuance to closeout.

Ideal candidates will have significant previous experience working in NIH grants management and the ability to work collaboratively across the Institute.
This position has no educational requirement.
GS-9/11/12/13 Grants Management Specialists

Workplace Flexibilities such as Remote and Telework will be offered.

Multiple Positions
Interested candidates should send their resume to Grace Olascoaga

Division of Genetics and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (GMCDB), NIGMS

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The GMCDB division currently has a Program Officer opening. All prospective candidates should have expertise in the mechanism and regulation of genetics including basic molecular processes, cellular biology, and/or developmental biology.

The selected candidate will be responsible for scientific and administrative management of a portfolio of research grants (and may also manage research training and career development awards) and will stimulate, plan, advise, direct, and evaluate program activities related to their field of expertise. The incumbent will manage the overall programmatic responsibilities for these areas and will serve as the primary liaison for all interactions within and outside of NIH.
Bachelor’s or graduate/higher level advanced degree in a biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or other discipline related to the work of the position.
GS-12/13/14 – Biologist Scientist Administrator.

Workplace Flexibilities such as Telework will be offered.
Interested candidates should send their resume to Jianhua Xu.

Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry (PPBC), NIGMS

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Program Officer

Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry (PPBC)
Chemistry and Chemical Biology Branch
The Chemistry and Chemical Biology Branch is seeking a highly qualified scientist to serve as a program officer. The branch’s mission is to advance basic research in chemical catalysis, chemical biology, carbohydrate chemistry, natural product discovery, synthetic methods, and synthetic biology

The PPBC Division supports fundamental research aimed at obtaining a molecular-level understanding of biological processes and approaches to their control. Candidates should have proficiency in one or more research areas relevant to the branch and complement the expertise of current team members. Prior experience as an NIH scientific grant administrator is not required, although familiarity with the NIH extramural research funding process is advantageous. Outstanding written and oral communication skills are essential.
Bachelor’s or graduate/higher level advanced degree in a biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or other discipline related to the work of the position.
GS12/13/14 – Biologist Scientist Administrator

Workplace Flexibilities such as Telework will be offered.
Interested candidates should send their resume to Miles Fabian.

Division for Research Capacity Building (DRCB), NIGMS

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Program Officer

Division for Research Capacity Building (DRCB)
Research Advancement Programs Branch or Networks and Development Programs Branch
DRCB is seeking a highly qualified Program Officer for our Division for Research Capacity Building (DRCB) who will be responsible for the management of grants that support research and provide resources for research infrastructure enhancement and capacity building in the basic, translational and clinical biomedical sciences. The chosen candidates will manage IDeA and/or SuRE programs and may contribute to other programmatic activities as opportunities and needs emerge - see the DRCB website for information on all of our programs.

IDeA (Institutional Development Award) is a congressionally mandated suite of programs to build research capacity in states that historically have had low levels of NIH funding. It supports competitive basic, clinical, and translational research, faculty development, and infrastructure improvements in all scientific areas supported by the NIH. Program officers are actively involved in pre-application consultations and the coordination of post-award activities funded through the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE), the IDeA Networks for Clinical and Translational Research (IDeA-CTR), and the IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) programs. Support for both basic and clinical programs is expected to increase over the next few years.

The SuRE program supports research and capacity building for faculty at institutions that enroll significant numbers of students from backgrounds nationally underrepresented in biomedical research), award baccalaureate and/or graduate degrees in biomedical sciences and receive limited NIH Research Project Grant funding.

Candidates should have broad knowledge of biomedical research. Experience with vertebrate animals, human subjects or clinical trials is a plus. Prior experience as an NIH scientific grant administrator is not required, although familiarity with the NIH extramural research funding process is advantageous. Outstanding written and oral communication skills are essential.
Bachelor’s or graduate/higher-level advanced degree in a biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or other discipline related to the work of the position.
GS-12/13/14 – Biologist Scientist Administrator

Workplace Flexibilities such as Telework will be offered.
Interested candidates should send their resume to Fed Bernal and Michele McGuirl.

Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity (TWD), NIGMS

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This Supervisory Health Science Administrator position is situated in the Postdoctoral, Early Career, and Workforce Development Branch (PEWD) of the Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity Division (TWD) of NIGMS. This position manages the branch responsible for individual and institutional research training grants as well as career development awards at the postdoctoral to faculty level. The branch also manages research project grants, professional meetings, research education grants and diversity supplements.

TWD funds research training, career development and activities to promote broad participation through a variety of programs at the undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, faculty and institutional levels. The overarching goal of the division is to support the development of a diverse pool of individuals with the skills to be successful in the biomedical research workforce and have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the nation.

The PEWD Branch Chief’s responsibilities include managing program staff, notice of funding opportunity publications, application distribution, paylist processes, budget allocations, webpage updates and programmatic oversight of the branch. Branch Chiefs typically serve as program officials for grants in TWD and one of the research project grant divisions. The branch chief will work closely with the other TWD branch chiefs and the TWD division director.

Ideal candidates should have a strong interest in one the scientific areas NIGMS supports, as well as research training, research education and workforce development. Experience as an NIH scientific grant administrator is a plus, and outstanding written and oral communication skills are essential. Candidates should have strong interest in supervising and mentoring a team of program directors, and in serving as a leader within the branch, the division, and the institute.
Bachelor’s or graduate/higher-level advanced degree in a biomedical science field related to the work of the position.
GS-15 – Supervisory Health Science Administrator (HSA)

Workplace Flexibilities such as Telework and Remote Work will be offered.
Interested candidates should send their resume to Alison Gammie.