National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases / National Institutes of Health
August 23, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is seeking an exceptional and visionary leader to be the deputy director, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID). DMID is the lead extramural research division within NIAID responsible for research on all infectious human pathogens other than HIV and all infectious diseases other than AIDS. DMID’s clinical research efforts include focus on tuberculosis, malaria, influenza, emerging infectious diseases, and other public health threats where industry interest is low. These diseases carry an enormous human burden and pose some of the most important scientific challenges.
The division, which is composed of 201 federal and 27 contract employees, supports a comprehensive portfolio of research grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts with a total annual budget of more than $ l.6 billion. The deputy director serves as deputy to the DMID director and shares full responsibility for providing scientific and management leadership in planning, conducting, and evaluating DMID’s extramural research program of national and international scope. The deputy serves as the principal advisor to the director and plays a lead role in coordinating DMID's research programs with internal and external stakeholders. Additional major responsibilities of this position include liaising with representatives of other NIH ICs, federal and non-federal agencies, international research organizations, professional societies, foundations, the media and patient advocacy groups; establishing research collaborations with not-for-profit organizations and industry partners; and maintaining a productive work environment meeting equal employment opportunity workplace diversity, staff professional education, and monitoring objectives of the NIH.
The position requires an individual with an M.D. or doctoral degree in a biological science and excellent knowledge of the advanced principles, theories, and practices applicable to medical and scientific areas of infectious diseases and/or their associated clinical manifestations. Based on the responsibility to assess research needs on a national/international scale and formulate and implement plans for solicitation of new research, the deputy director must exhibit a broad scientific vision, demonstrating skill in managing a broad and complex biomedical research program, and the ability to lead and inspire a staff with expertise in diverse scientific disciplines. The deputy director must have a comprehensive understanding of the procedures and policies related to the review, award, and management of grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts at NIH, as well as the ability to serve as an authority on the development, implementation, management, and analysis of DMID’s complex annual operating and program budget with multiple funding categories. Competitive candidates will be widely respected by their peers for their scientific and managerial or executive accomplishments and expertise.
Provide your curriculum vitae, your bibliography, and a three-page statement explaining 1) your vision for infectious diseases research, 2) your reasons for being interested in this position, and 3) the specific leadership skills and experience you would bring to the infectious diseases research program at NIAID. In addition, up to three letters of professional reference may be required as the recruitment process progresses. Submit your application package by email to Lily Martin (email@example.com). The deadline for receipt of applications is September 21, 2018.
Email Lily Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or for more information about the position.
All information provided by applicants will remain confidential and will be reviewed only by authorized NIAID officials. The successful candidate will be appointed under the Title 42(f) authority at a salary commensurate with experience not exceeding $212,000. A full package of benefits is also available, including retirement; health, life, and long-term care insurance; annual and sick leave; and a thrift savings plan (401K equivalent).
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Internal Number: DMID Deputy Director
About National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases / National Institutes of Health
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is seeking an exceptional and visionary leader for the position of Director, Office of Biodefense Research and Surety (OBRS), Office of the Director (OD), NIAID. NIAID supports well over 100 major research programs and initiatives within three broad, distinct mission areas: biodefense research, AIDS research, and immunologic and infectious diseases.