The National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland (US)
Salary range commensurates with experience and accomplishments.
May 13 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

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 for the Division of Extramural Activities (DEA).  Information about DEA is available at

The Division of Extramural Activities is responsible for the grant-related activities of the Institute, including the receipt, referral and advisory council review of applications as well as grant funding and management. Its staff maintains an overview of the Institute's scientific and financial status and advises the NIGMS director and other key staff on policy matters and on the planning, development and scientific administration of Institute research and training programs. It also acts as a liaison with other components of the National Institutes of Health for activities relating to grant policy, extramural procedures, application assignments and foreign grant awards.

This position offers important 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 the NIGMS mission.  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 Monday, May 20, 2019 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 to You may contact Audrey Clarke with questions about this vacancy at

HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers

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