09/02/2016 12:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Deputy Director, Division of Therapeutics and Medical Consequences (DTMC).  Applicants should demonstrate senior-level experience, a commitment to excellence, and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead a dynamic and diverse organization.  NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support for research across a broad range of disciplines related to addiction. The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination of research results to improve practice and inform policy related to drug abuse and addiction.  DTMC’s primary goal is to facilitate the development of therapies to treat substance use disorders (SUDs).  The Division also investigates the medical consequences of drug abuse, including HIV/AIDS; the Division’s work is highly impactful.  For example, DTMC designed and funded the clinical studies that led to the development of Nasal Narcan®, the first FDA-approved intranasal medication to treat opiate overdose. 

The position offers a unique and exciting opportunity for scientific and managerial leadership in a highly dynamic and diverse area of health research.  As an Institute expert and the lead scientist on a diverse range of trials related to therapies for SUDs, the incumbent provides strategic vision in implementing and managing the design and execution of grant-funded clinical trials.    As a recognized national leader and expert in the field of drug addiction, the incumbent organizes research meetings, workshops, and symposia for such purposes as program development, assessment of current state of the field, and encourages new lines or areas of research that would be useful to the Institute.  On a national and international level, the Deputy Director, DTMC, represents the Division and liaises with universities, research institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and other government agencies to explain the purpose and objectives of DTMC’s programs and to stimulate the interest of scientists in submitting grant applications in areas of scientific priority for the Division. 


Rockville, MD

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate must possess an M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree and will have knowledge of substance use disorders, medications development, including the management of multi-site clinical trials, knowledge of complex drug interactions in human subjects, and knowledge of FDA medication regulatory procedures and policies.  The successful candidate must also possess expertise in the efficacy and possible benefits/risks of specific treatments, possible adverse events (both expected and unusual), and the potential for abuse liability associated with medications.  In addition, he/she will possess experience that demonstrates the ability to manage and lead a large and diverse research program having national or international collaborations, scope, and impact.


The successful candidate for this position will be appointed at a salary commensurate with his/her qualifications.  Full federal benefits will be provided including leave, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401k equivalent). 

Standards of Conduct / Financial Disclosure

The National Institutes of Health inspires public confidence in our science by maintaining high ethical principles. NIH employees are subject to Federal government-wide regulations and statutes as well as agency-specific regulations described at the NIH Ethics Website. We encourage you to review this information. The position is subject to a background investigation and requires the incumbent to complete a public financial disclosure report prior to the effective date of the appointment.

Foreign Education

Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S. 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 U.S. 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.

Reasonable Accomodation

NIH provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.  The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, including a brief description of research and administrative experience, curriculum vitae, bibliography, and contact information for five individuals who can serve as references to: Anita Mudgett, Office of Human Resources, National Institutes of Health at  For further information about the position, please contact the search committee chair:  Joe Frascella, Ph.D. by email:

Do Not Include Your Birth Date Or Social Security Number (Ssn) On Application Materials

Please submit applications by October 31, 2016 (submission date may be extended).


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