Senior Scientist Therapeutics Development Branch, NCATS (deadline: July 12)

The National Center for Advancing translational Sciences (NCATS) is seeking an outstanding and accomplished scientist to serve as a Senior Scientist in the Therapeutics Development Branch, Division of Preclinical Innovation, (DPI).

The Therapeutics Development Branch includes the Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases (TRND) and Bridging Interventional Development Gaps (BrIDGs) programs. The incumbent is responsible for planning and directing a broad and comprehensive program in preclinical development, including lead optimization, drug metabolism, toxicology, pharmacology, formulation development, process chemistry, natural history studies, and biomarker development. NCATS is seeking individuals with scientific, administrative, and leadership credentials who can lead and manage research programs in the above referenced scientific research groups, as well as consult with the NCATS Scientific Director on the future progress, growth, and expansion of these respective research areas.

Position Requirements: Applicants must possess a doctoral degree (MD, PhD or equivalent) and a strong background in the biomedical as well as a record of accomplishment in academic and or biopharmaceutical preclinical translation with demonstrated experience leading multi-disciplinary research groups in technology and therapeutic/diagnostic/intervention development. The ideal candidate will be an internationally-recognized and highly accomplished researcher in all aspects of preclinical translation, with a particular interest and accomplishment in novel technology and paradigm development. S/he must have expertise and accomplishment in multiple aspects of preclinical translation from target validation through early development of therapeutics and/or diagnostics to proof-of-concept in humans, and broad and first-hand knowledge of the field of rare disease therapeutic development, including small molecule, biologic, and gene-therapy approaches. The candidate must have demonstrated experience in directing and managing a large and scientifically diverse research program, with well-honed administrative and interpersonal skills to meet the demands of both research and program direction, and the ability to influence, inspire, and empower scientists and administrative staff to be creative, self-motivated, entrepreneurial achievers who deliver on the mission of the organization through individual and collaborative initiative. Finally, s/he must be a collaborative leader with demonstrated experience in engaging a broad range of stakeholders, such as scientists from different disciplines, patient advocacy groups, government agencies, and other nonprofit organizations. Open to both U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should submit:

• A letter of interest in the position including a career synopsis (1-3 pages)

• A statement of research interests (1-2 pages)

• A current curriculum vitae and complete bibliography

• Names and contact information of five references

Applications must be submitted electronically by June 13, 2016 through July 12, 2016 Questions regarding the application process should be addressed to Jackie Gibson at . Application packages will only be accepted electronically and must be received by June 13, 2016 through July 12, 2016. DHHS, NIH, and NCATS are equal opportunity employers.