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Scientific Program Manager - Career Development and Outreach Branch

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Bethesda, Maryland

Position Description:

A Scientific Program Manager position is available in the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), Intramural Research Program (IRP) at the NIH, Bethesda Campus. This position is located in the NIAMS Career Development and Outreach Branch (CDOB). The NIAMS intramural research program (IRP) conducts innovative basic, translational, and clinical research in a number various research areas. The world-class investigators, staff and trainees in the IRP work to gain new insights into the normal function of the immune system, bones, joints, muscles, and skin, and the diseases that affect them, and translate these insights into novel diagnostic tools and treatments.

This position will be a contact position. The role of the Scientific Program Manager will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform analytical and evaluative work related to operations, management and productivity in support of the NIAMS IRP.
  • Serve as the point of contact for the NIAMS IRP SharePoint web management system and the NIH Manuscript Submission/NIH Pubmed Central site(s).
  • Establish and maintain effective practices; arrange a network of contacts; work with interested parties to organize, summarize, maintain and disseminate scientific information and documents.
  • Perform coordination duties and serve as the representative with the NIAMS Web Team which will include, but not limited to: weekly updates to the NIAMS webpage, updating and posting scientific images publications and images, posting IRP news and events, updates for new investigators, highlights and notification of conferences and presentations, and remaining current on IRP publications.
  • Serve as a liaison to the Office of the Scientific Director (SD) for special projects.
  • Develop scientific, technical, educational and administrative documents for publication; write and edit reports, program guides, training materials; translate and rewrite scientific and technical materials.
  • Coordinate the compilation and preparation of various periodic reports and scientific advances; summarize published work for dissemination and use by staff.
  • Perform program coordination, including overseeing assignments, establishing priorities, and monitoring progress; clarify the purpose and intent of reports; collect information; consult with staff to gather and exchange information.
  • Serve as the assistant Annual Report Coordinator for the NIAMS IRP to assist with organizational, editing, and prioritization of the Annual Reports.
  • Research, order, publicize and circulate educational and training-related resources; monitor and track enrollments, rosters and distribution lists; coordinate outreach and recruitment initiatives; prepare reports and summaries of accomplishments; work with administration of service verifications.
  • Establish a system to track scientific productivity and progress among laboratories; conduct and report branch-specific programmatic analyses using portfolio-related data and the scientific advances summarized.
  • Coordinate the preparation of complex documents for projects, including the IRP Retreat, NIAMS conferences and events.
  • Establish strategies, agendas, and operational plans for conferences/meetings; take notes/minutes; prepare summaries of proceedings; prepare and disseminate post-conference/meeting materials.
  • Coordinate the IRP weekly and monthly scientific lecture series, informational seminars, workshops and lectures.


We seek highly motivated, collaborative and creative individuals with MD, PhD or MD PhD  and at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience.  Previous experience in cellular/ molecular biology, systems biology analysis and/or animal models of disease is desirable. The candidate should have excellent writing and communication skills. 

To Apply:

Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative team are essential. Applicants will be evaluated on the ability to lead teams, and complete large scale projects. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a brief summary of previous research experience.

Interested candidates should contact:
Robert C. Walker, Jr., PhD



This post will be available until September 27, 2020 or until filled.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Applicants will not be excluded from consideration or evaluation on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, national origin, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor.