Deputy Director, NCCAM
National Institutes of Health - United States

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Application Deadline: September 17, 2012

Deputy Director, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Deputy Director, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). NCCAM leads the Federal Government’s efforts to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary, alternative, and integrative health interventions and their role in improving health and health care and to facilitate evidence-based decision making about their use by the public, health care professionals, and health policy makers.

This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity for scientific and managerial leadership in a highly dynamic and diverse area of health research. Working closely with the NCCAM Director, the Deputy Director plays a central role in developing and implementing the organization’s strategic plans and policies; harnessing technology to accelerate research progress; overseeing daily operations of the Center; coordinating the Center’s activities with related activities of other national and international organizations; communicating with investigators, government officials, other stakeholders, the media, and the general public regarding the state of research in the field and emerging opportunities for research progress; developing and mentoring staff; and managing the Center’s staff and financial resources with utmost integrity and fairness. For information on NCCAM’s programs, applicants may browse the NCCAM Home Page .

NCCAM seeks candidates who have a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead a dynamic organization with a broad and diverse portfolio. Applicants must possess an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree in a field of medical or biological science relevant to the strategic priorities and mission of NCCAM and have professional experience reflecting a broad scientific background that includes oversight of human subject research. Applicants also must have demonstrated experience in setting, planning, implementing, and analyzing research project or program objectives and priorities; ability to manage financial and human resources in leading a research project or program involving extensive internal and external collaboration; and ability to communicate with and obtain the cooperation of national and international organizations and individuals who represent wide-ranging disciplines and competing priorities. They should be known and widely respected as individuals of outstanding professional competence and scientific excellence.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Full Federal benefits including leave, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, retirement, and a savings plan (401k equivalent) will be provided.

If you are ready for an exciting leadership opportunity, please see the detailed vacancy announcement at (under Executive Jobs). Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., September 17, 2012.


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