The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is the member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) whose mission is to understand the effects of the environment on human health. We are seeking an accomplished scientist to serve as the Deputy Scientific Director of our Division of Intramural Research (DIR). This is an exciting leadership opportunity to provide scientific oversight and help set the research agenda for the DIR. This division is comprised of about 60 senior investigators who direct pre- and post-doctoral trainees, staff scientists, biologists and technicians, and are supported by outstanding core facilities. Investigators in the division have achieved world-class status in their respective fields (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/atniehs/dir/).
We are seeking an outstanding scientist to work closely with the DIR Scientific Director to manage all scientific aspects of the division. Responsibilities include strategic planning and management, faculty evaluation, oversight of scientific peer review of intramural scientists, training within the DIR, development of and recommendation on research policies, priorities, and procedures within the DIR, coordination of DIR research with activities funded by non-NIEHS entities and communication with fellow NIH Institutes and other organizations. As appropriate, resources will be made available to the successful candidate to conduct an independent research program that supports the overall mission of NIEHS and the DIR.
The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent), and a record of scientific accomplishment consistent with tenure at the NIH, including maintenance of an independent research program. The position requires an individual with strong oral and written communication skills, and with knowledge of the broad range of scientific disciplines relevant to environmental health sciences research. Knowledge is highly desired in scientific administration in a research setting, effective management strategies, and the ability to assess scientific excellence in the fields of bioscience carried out by DIR investigators. Qualified women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. A full package of benefits is available at the website listed above.
Interested persons should submit one combined PDF including current curriculum vitae with complete bibliography and a one page summary stating the applicant’s philosophy for supporting administration of a scientifically diverse community and accomplishments in scientific research management. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference in PDF format sent directly to Ms. Katherine Fine at firstname.lastname@example.org citing Vacancy Announcement AC1270. Please instruct referees to include your name and the vacancy number in the subject line of the letter. We will begin evaluating complete applications on June 17, 2016, and the position will remain open until filled. DHHS, NIH, NIEHS is an equal opportunity employer.