With nation-wide responsibility for improving the health and well-being of all Americans, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) oversees the biomedical research programs of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and those of NIH’s research Institutes and Centers (ICs). As the world’s largest medical research facility, NIH consists of 27 ICs including the Clinical Center (an on-site research hospital).
Are you an exceptional candidate who can provide leadership to the National Institutes of Health in the areas of genomics and precision medicine?
These positions offer a unique and exciting opportunity for a leader in genomics and/or the application of genomic results to health to provide program development and management for the All of Us Research Program https://allofus.nih.gov/, a flagship project of the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). Through advances in research, technology, and policies that empower patients, the PMI will enable a new era of medicine in which researchers, health care providers, and patients work together to develop individualized care.
The Senior Program Officer for Genomics works with the Genomics Director to provide day-to-day management of the All of Us genomics platform, tasked to deliver genome sequence data for 1 million or more participants in the program and return important genomic results to those participants who wish to receive them. The incumbent guides a diverse group of government, contract, and awardee professionals in the development of genome data production and analysis strategies at unprecedented scale. He/she works with policy and technical experts at NIH and within the All of Us Research Program consortium to evaluate approaches to the responsible return of genomic results, following the core values of All of Us including that participants have access to their information. The incumbent provides effective leadership in the implementation of program policies and guidelines. He/she serves as the Program Officer for awards in the genomics platform. He/she participates in national and international precision medicine consortia activities, to share experiences from All of Us and to learn from similar programs, ultimately furthering the advance of precision medicine. In addition, he/she contributes to the overall development of the highly innovative All of Us Research Program, taking a leadership role in strategy decisions and guiding the program to successful completion of its ambitious goals. The salary range for the Senior Program Officer for Genomics position is $137,849 to $166,500 per annum.
The Health Specialist for Genomics is responsible for providing scientific leadership and guidance to the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of activities and awards constituting the Genomics Platform in the All of Us Research Program. The incumbent is responsible for providing technical leadership and guidance in genomic data generation and analyses, including variant interpretation for medical relevance. Experience with policy and ethical implications of reporting genomic results to patients or research participants is not necessary but would be an asset. Stimulates, plans, advises, directs, and evaluates additional program activities for a portfolio of research project, research program and other grants/awards, cooperative agreements, and/or contracts in the program area centered on genome analysis at scale and applications in precision medicine research and implementation. Has overall programmatic responsibility for these assigned program areas and is a primary liaison and contact point for that program for interactions within and outside the NIH. The salary range for the Health Specialist for Genomics position is $117,191 to $152,352 per annum.
We are looking for applicants with a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead in a dynamic and diverse program. A Ph.D. or comparable doctorate degree in a field of health science plus senior-level scientific research or scientific administration experience and outstanding scientific knowledge of genomics research at population scale is preferred. They should be known and respected within their profession with a distinguished record of research accomplishments and leadership credentials. Applicants must also have demonstrated experience in setting, planning, implementing, and analyzing program objectives and priorities. Excellent communication and teamwork skills are essential.
The successful candidate for either position will be a U.S. Citizen, appointed at a salary commensurate with his/her qualifications and experience, and a full Federal benefits package is available including: leave, health and life insurance, retirement, long term care insurance, and savings plan (401k equivalent).
If you are interested in learning more about either of these upcoming opportunities, please contact Tiffany Campbell: email@example.com. These positions will be advertised on USAJobs, and interested candidates will need to apply to the official vacancy announcement.
DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers
Telecommuting is allowed.
About National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.