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Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity DIVISION DIRECTOR

National Institute of General Medical Sciences


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

TWD funds research training, career development, diversity and capacity-building activities that foster the development of a strong and diverse biomedical research workforce.  The TWD Director will be responsible for the scientific and administrative management of the Division, and coordinating the development of NIGMS goals, objectives, policies, plans and guidelines for research and research training programs.  Specifically, the TWD Director is responsible for:  1) overall oversight and supervision of Division programs, including programmatic review of research grant, research training grant and fellowship applications, and priority setting in regard to payment of grants; 2) development and implementation of strategic plans to enable NIGMS to improve the effectiveness of its programs aimed at increasing participation in biomedical research; 3) coordination of Institute policies related to research and research training programs; and 4) liaison with groups at NIH, DHHS, and other federal agencies, as well as with the extramural scientific community on these matters.  This individual will report to the NIGMS Director and may also coordinate activities across NIH and among other federal agencies.

Required Qualifications

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


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 public 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 both statements to two pages each).  NIGMS will be accepting applications from June 1, 2014, to August 31, 2014.  Please send your application package to  You may contact Krystal Kelly with questions about this vacancy at or 301-594-3827.

DHHS, NIH and NIGMS are Equal Opportunity Employers

This page last reviewed on July 15, 2014

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