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Supervisory Health Scientist (Deputy Director): NIH/NIAID Division of Intramural Research, Bethesda Campus

Division of Intramural Research
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), one of the largest institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. The Division of Intramural Research (DIR) within NIAID seeks a senior scientist to serve as the Deputy Director of DIR on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

DIR researchers expand knowledge of normal immune system components and functions, define mechanisms responsible for immune dysfunction (e.g., immunodeficiency, allergy, and autoimmunity), delineate the biology of infectious agents and the host response to infection, and develop strategies to prevent and treat immunologic, allergic, and infectious diseases. The scope of infectious disease investigation includes the causative agents, vectors of transmission, and pathogenesis in humans and in animal models.

Clinical research is critical to the DIR mission, enabling key lab discoveries to be rapidly translated into disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. DIR researchers conduct clinical trials at the NIH Clinical Center on the Bethesda, Maryland, campus and at collaborating U.S. and international sites. In addition to the Bethesda campus, DIR laboratories are located at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Montana, which include maximum containment facilities. See more information about DIR.

The Deputy Director will serve as the principal advisor to the DIR Director, and the duties of the position may include the following:

  • Oversee NIAID’s International Centers for Excellence in Research (ICERs), which study malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, filariasis, and other infectious diseases at field sites in Africa, Asia, and South America
  • Oversee the DIR Transition Program in Clinical Research, which prepares outstanding physician-scientists for independence
  • Oversee the NIAID DIR Board of Scientific Counselor reviews, which assesses the productivity and plans of intramural scientists
  • Supervise the Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC) program staff
  • Represent DIR on NIAID- and NIH-wide working groups
  • Develop strategic plans and division-wide policies
  • Contribute to strategies to foster a diverse workforce across the division

Requirements

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Bachelor's degree, or graduate/higher level degree with major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of this position.
  • Strong leadership qualities and a track record of scientific accomplishment, at a minimum at the postdoctoral level, in a relevant field
  • Demonstrated commitment to building and fostering a diverse staff

In addition to meeting these requirements, the ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record in most of the following areas: program administration, mentoring junior scientists or physician researchers, assessing program strength and direction, managing financial and human resources, and resolving operational problems and issues.

Compensation is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. If appropriate, the selected individual may be eligible to lead an active independent research group as part of the intramural research program. A complete federal civil service package of benefits, including retirement savings and investment plans and insurance plans for health and life, is available.

To Apply

Go to USAJobs.gov and search for the Supervisory Health Scientist (Deputy Director) job vacancy announcement #NIH-NIAID-DE-23-12009679 to submit your application. The application period is open from August 13, 2023, to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on August 22, 2023.

In your curriculum vitae (CV), please include a description of your mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving groups underrepresented in biomedical research, as defined by the Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity.

Contact Jamie Hatfield for questions about the position. For assistance with applying, email John Barr or call (406) 375-9601.

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The Department of Health and Human Services, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers dedicated to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.