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Supervisory Bioinformatics Specialist CTG Program Head

NLM is a global leader in biomedical informatics and computational health data science and the world’s largest biomedical library. NLM’s legislative mandate is to support the essential work of acquiring, organizing, preserving, and disseminating biomedical information. NLM provides public access to this information 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As part of NLM, NCBI performs applied research in data representation and analysis, including the development of computer-based systems for the storage, management, and retrieval of knowledge relating to molecular biology, genetics, and biochemistry.

NLM Division: National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)

NLM Program/Office: IEB/

Application Period: Applications will be accepted April 27, 2024 through May 1, 2024.

Overview contains information about ongoing and completed clinical studies from sponsors in the U.S. and abroad. It consists of a study registry and results database. The registry allows prospective participants to find information about recruiting studies of interest, enables researchers to characterize the clinical research landscape, provides an official repository for publicly declaring study protocol details, and facilitates the tracking of study completion and results disclosure. The results database, which complements journal publication, allows researchers to find complete, structured summary results based on the prespecified protocol for studies in an area of interest, thereby mitigating publication bias and selective reporting.

Position Description/Responsibilities:

This position directs program activities to optimize the value of the resource to stakeholders, while ensuring it meets policy and legal requirements. As of December 2023, has over 473,000 study records, and over 61,000 records with results. More than 100,000 visitors use the website daily to find and learn about clinical studies. The data submission system, PRS (Protocol Registration and Results database), has about 20,000 unique logins per month and over 250,000 users. The Program Head manages over 40 scientific, technical, and administrative staff, is active in conducting and publishing research, participates in numerous scientific and policy activities and collaborations, and serves in an external advisory capacity.

Position Requirements:

Candidates may be U.S. citizen, must have either a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, and must have experience in clinical trials methodologies, drug development procedures and clinical trials registries. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the skill and ability to direct, organize, and coordinate complex research and development projects and will have exceptional technical competence. Candidates should also have excellent communication skills and a proven ability to successfully engage with others to create useful resources and to achieve shared objectives. Salary and benefits are competitive, commensurate with education and experience.

Education Requirements:

Candidates should have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent Doctoral Degree from an accredited college in a biomedical science or related discipline.  

Foreign Education:

Applicants who have completed part or all their education outside of the United States must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is equivalent to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. We will only accept the completed foreign education evaluation. For more information on foreign education verification, visit the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) website. Verification must be received prior to the effective date of the appointment.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. A full package of benefits is available.

How to Apply

Visit and access the detailed vacancy announcement beginning April 27th, 2024. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on May 1st, 2024.

Contact Information:

HHS, NIH, and NLM are equal opportunity employers.

Last Reviewed: March 28, 2024