Deputy Director, Institute of General Medical Sciences

Bethesda, Maryland (US)
Salary commensurate with experience.
March 22 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Deputy Director, Institute of General Medical Sciences

National Institutes of Health

Department of Health and Human Services


The NIH is the center of medical and behavioral research for the Nation---making essential medical discoveries that improve health and save lives.


Do you have a vision for the future of improving basic science research? Are you a first-rate Scientific Leader seeking a career at one of the preeminent biomedical research institutes in the nation and the world?  The National Institute of General Medical Sciences provides national and global leadership for innovative research that improves public health by increasing understanding of biological processes and laying the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Additionally, to ensure the vitality and continued productivity of the research enterprise, NIGMS provides leadership in training the next generation of scientists, in enhancing the diversity of the scientific workforce, and in developing research capacity throughout the country. The Deputy Director, NIGMS, works closely with the Director to provide a national focus for the Federal effort to advance knowledge and understanding of mechanisms aimed at discovering how fundamental research can be used to promote healthier lives.


We are looking for applicants with a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy,  enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead within a dynamic and diverse organization. Applicants must possess an M.D. and/or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a relevant discipline and senior-level scientific experience and outstanding scientific knowledge of research programs in scientific areas related to cell biology, biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biological chemistry, biomedical technology, bioinformatics, and/or computational biology. For the full list of qualifications, please see the announcement located at

The successful candidate for this position will be appointed at a salary commensurate with experience and accomplishments, and full Federal benefits, including leave, health and life insurance, retirement and savings plan (401K equivalent) will be provided. A recruitment or relocation bonus may be available, and relocation expenses may be paid.


If you are ready for an exciting leadership opportunity, please see the detailed vacancy announcement at


Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., ET, on May 7, 2021.


Please contact Mariela Light at for questions and/or additional information.




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