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National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland (US)
Salary commensurate with rank
Closing date
17 Aug 2024

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National Institutes of Health

National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity



The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity (TWD).  Information about TWD is available at


The Division Director provides direction, advice, and guidance to program administrators on NIGMS policies, plans for support of training, career development, and research grants, and the NIGMS commitment to an inclusive and diverse biomedical and behavioral research workforce. This includes assessing the division’s programs and collecting data to guide their future direction to include, where needed, the development of new programs.  The TWD Division Director also provides advice to the NIGMS Director on enhancing and expanding a robust biomedical research workforce across the nation. They also oversee preparation of TWD documents for the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council, read summary statements for the Division, identify potential problems and suggest courses of action, and review correspondence and provide advice on policies and procedures.


QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates must possess an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree in a field relevant to the position.  The ideal candidate will have considerable research and/or research administration experience and knowledge related to the NIGMS mission.  In addition, candidates should have professional experience in the training of research scientists as well as programs aimed at developing a diverse biomedical and behavioral research workforce.  Candidates should also possess recognized research management and leadership abilities. The position will be filled under a Title 42 (f) excepted service appointment. 


SALARY/BENEFITS: Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate.  A recruitment or relocation bonus may be available, and relocation expenses may be paid. A full package of Federal Civil Service benefits is available, including retirement, health and life insurance, long term care insurance, leave, and a Thrift Savings Plan (401K equivalent). The successful candidate is subject to a background investigation and financial disclosure requirements. 


HOW TO APPLY:  Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae to include bibliography section, copy of academic terminal degree(s), 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 from June 18, 2024, and plans to have the position open for at least 45 days, but the application process will not close until a candidate has been selected.


Please send your application package or nominations to:


If you have any questions about this position or the application process, please contact Ayanna Vest at the above email address.


The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities,

     and individuals with disabilities.


DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers

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