Program Officer

The National Institutes of Health
United States Maryland Bethesda


Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Institutes of General Medical Sciences
Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health is looking to hire a Program Officer with experience in the computational biosciences to join our Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Branch in the Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences. Please visit the NIGMS Feedback Loop Blog to learn more (link below). The successful candidate will be responsible for scientific and administrative management of a portfolio of research grants in the areas supported by the Computational Biosciences Branch, which include computational modeling and mathematical biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, biomedical data science, and artificial intelligence. Applicants should have a broad experience in developing and/or applying computational approaches to basic biomedical science problems.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens and should have a doctoral degree in one of the sciences underlying these research areas. Familiarity with NIH extramural funding as an applicant, reviewer, or NIH scientific administrator is a plus, and outstanding written and oral communication skills are essential.

Interested candidates should respond to the upcoming NIH Global Recruitment announcement for Health Scientist Administrators (HSA) through, which will only be posted on May 17, 2021 through May 26, 2021. There will be two GS-12/13/14 HSA (Program Officer) vacancy announcements: one for federal employees (candidates with current or former federal employment status) and one for the public (candidates without such status).

In preparing an application, the webpage on applying for scientific administration jobs at NIGMS (link below) may offer useful information. You also may find the NIGMS tip sheet (link below) for global recruitments helpful. Questions about this position should be addressed to Dr. Dorothy Beckett (, or Dr. Paul Brazhnik ( For questions about the recruitment process, please contact Dr. Clau González (

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Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Branch

Application Link
On May 17th: (The official announcement will open on May 17 and will only be available through May 26).

NIGMS Feedback Loop Blog

NIGMS “Tip Sheet”

Applying for Scientific Administration Jobs at NIGMS

The NIH encourages the application of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.


Start date

As soon as possible

How to Apply


Dr. Clau Gonzalez