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Director, National Institute of General Medical Sciences

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

Are you a top-level Scientific Researcher or Scientific Administrator seeking a career at the one of the preeminent health institutes in the nation and the world? Are you at that point in your career where you’re ready to “give back”? The position of Director, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH),offers a unique and exciting opportunity to provide leadership, administer, foster, and support research in the basic and general medical sciences, and in related natural or behavioral sciences. The Director, NIGMS, develops Institute goals, priorities, policies, and program activities, and keeps the Director, NIH abreast of NIGMS developments, accomplishments, and needs as they relate to the overall mission of the NIH. S/he is responsible for managing a high-level complex organization and serves as the chief visionary for the Institute. The mission of NIGMS is to support research that increases understanding of life processes and lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

We are looking for applicants with senior level experience who have a commitment to excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead a dynamic and diverse organization.

The successful candidate for this position will be appointed at a salary commensurate with his/her qualifications. Full Federal benefits will be provided including leave, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401k equivalent).

If you are ready for an exciting leadership opportunity, please see the detailed vacancy announcement at (under Executive Jobs).

Applications will be reviewed starting October 1, 2012 and will be accepted until the position is filled.


This page last reviewed on August 1, 2012