NIGMS Clinical Research Strategy Coordinator

We’re recruiting for an outstanding individual to serve as the NIGMS clinical research strategy coordinator. The incumbent will report to our deputy director and assume a broad sphere of responsibilities that include:

  • Advising on clinical research priorities with the NIGMS scope
  • Providing guidance on the planning, development, implementation, evaluation and optimization of NIGMS’ clinical research programs and initiatives as they affect a broad range of stakeholders, from the grantee community to the general public
  • Representing NIGMS in collaborations with closely aligned clinical research programs across the NIH, other federal agencies, and beyond, such as coordinating Institute-wide initiatives involving NIH and external partners
  • Participating in NIH-wide clinical research committees at a senior level
  • Working closely with NIGMS division directors to identify trans-divisional resources, potential synergies, and needs related to the support of clinical research
  • Performing program-specific responsibilities related to clinical research, including project scientist/coordinator roles for specific clinical studies
  • Serving as a knowledgeable resource for activities related to clinical research, such as biobanks, institutional review boards, and data safety and monitoring boards
  • Staying up to date with standards for ethical and business approaches and policies (e.g., informed consent, opt-outs, community consultation, commercialization) related to clinical research
  • Providing input and guidance for the Institute’s clinical research training programs that develop the next generation of clinical scientists
Candidates should have extensive experience in leading and/or administering complex clinical research programs, a solid knowledge base in clinical research, and strong communication and teamwork skills. A clinical/medical background is a plus, as is experience with clinical research networks.

More information?

This position is being advertised as a non-supervisory GS-15 Health Science A​dministrator (Program Officer), which is part of the NIH global recruitment for Health Scientist Administrators. In preparing an application, the webpage on applying for scientific administration jobs at NIGMS may offer other useful information. You also may find the NIGMS tip sheet [PDF] for global recruitments helpful.


Contact Dorit Zuk for questions about this position.

Contact Clau Gonza​lez for questions about the NIH global r​ecruitment process.

Application Links

Please check back on May 17, 2021, for the live announcement links.