National Institutes of Health (NIH)


National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Bethesda, MD, United States

Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health
National Institute of General Medical Sciences Division of Extramural Activities


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 of the Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences (BBCB). Information about the Division is available at biophysics-biomedical-technology-and-computational-biosciences.

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.

This position offers exciting opportunities to set scientific priorities, lead change and improve the research enterprise.

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 biophysics, biomedical technologies, and/or computational biosciences (including biomedically-related data science). In addition, candidates should 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, 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 from November 13, 2019. Please email your application package to by January 6, 2020. If you have questions about this position or the application process, please send them to the same email address.

HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers


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