DIRECTOR of the DIVISION OF EXTRAMURAL ACTIVITIES
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY AND INTEGRATIVE HEALTH
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), a research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services, seeks an outstanding candidate to lead its Division of Extramural Activities (DEA), located at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
The DEA Director works collaboratively across the Center and NIH, throughout the federal government, and with other key stakeholders and organizations to further the advancement of NCCIH’s mission and objectives. He/she serves as an ambassador and spokesperson for the Center, communicating NCCIH‘s position and incorporating the views and needs of key stakeholders into Center plans and initiatives. The DEA Director facilitates the identification and development of future leaders through mentoring programs, continuous development of skills and expertise, and recognition of achievements. The DEA Director also serves as a role model to the rest of the Center, managing people and financial resources with integrity and fairness, while maintaining the Center’s policies and priorities.
The DEA Director reports to the NCCIH Director and will serve as a member of the NCCIH senior leadership team. The candidate must have a remarkably broad range of skills and experience and superior managerial and financial qualifications in order to effectively lead a Division that has responsibility for providing leadership and advice in developing, implementing, and coordinating extramural programs and policies.
- Provides advice and guidance to the Director and other Center officials on issues relating to policy and procedures for extramural affairs and represent the Center on extramural program and policy issues within the Department and with outside organizations;
- Provides scientific and technical peer and objective review of applications for grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts;
- Oversees Center grants management activities;
- Provides information and guidelines for grant applications;
- Oversees National Advisory Council on Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH) activities and provides committee management services with logistical support for NACCIH and other NCCIH committee activities as appropriate;
- Undertakes program evaluation and planning activities in conjunction with other Center Divisions and Offices; and
- Represents the Center on overall NIH extramural and collaborative program policy committees and coordinates such policy within the center.
Applicants must possess an M.D., a Ph.D., or an equivalent degree in a biomedical or related field. Applicants must have excellent knowledge of the research, advanced principles, theories and practices applicable to complementary and integrative health. It is critical that the candidate is well versed in research methods, policies and practices related to scientific peer review, and grants administration. Applicants must be able to serve as a spokesperson for NCCIH research to science and health professionals and the general public. He/she must have proven experience in directing and managing a comprehensive scientific extramural research program with the requisite administrative and interpersonal skills to meet the demands of program direction.
Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae and bibliography and the names and contact information of four references. Applications should be sent as an email attachment to:
Ms. Ginger Betson
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
Building 31, Room 2B11
Bethesda, MD 20892
Please contact Ms. Betson for more information about the position or if you have any questions regarding the application process.
Applications will be reviewed beginning December 26, 2016.
Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation, or membership/non-membership in an employee organization.
The HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers