Deputy Director (NCATS)
National Institutes of Health - Bethesda, MD

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Vacancy Announcement
Deputy Director (NCATS)
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

The newly established National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) seeks candidates for the position of Deputy Director. The individual selected for this position will work closely with the NCATS Director to provide leadership in catalyzing the creation, demonstration, and dissemination of innovative methods and technologies that enhance the development, testing, and implementation of diagnostics and therapeutics across a wide range of human diseases and conditions. As one of the National Institutes of Health Institutes/Centers, NCATS is not charged to focus on any one specific disease or human condition, but instead emphasizes the development of the tools and technologies to speed the process from basic discovery to better diagnostics and new treatments.
Required Qualifications

Candidates for the Deputy Director position must possess a record of accomplishment in innovation in the translational process, and an outstanding record of scientific accomplishment in public and/or private sector research. Applicants must possess an M.D. or Ph.D. or equivalent degree, as well as senior-level experience, leadership, and accomplishment in one or more medical and/or scientific disciplines of translational science, from target validation through health care utilization research. Experience running large, complex, multidisciplinary, and dynamic programs is required; particular strength in human subjects research, regulatory science, and policy is desired. Candidates must demonstrate a clear pattern of success in setting, planning, implementing and analyzing research project/program objectives and priorities; an ability to manage financial and human resources in leading research projects/programs involving extensive internal and external collaboration; the ability to communicate effectively with diverse scientific and lay audiences, and obtain the collaboration of national and international organizations and individuals who represent wide-ranging disciplines and competing priorities.
Location

Bethesda, MD
Salary/Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience and a full package of Civil Service benefits is available, including: retirement, health and life insurance, long term care insurance, leave and savings plan (401K equivalent).

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.
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 http://ethics.od.nih.gov/default.htm. 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.
Reasonable Accommodation

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.
How To Apply

Applications must include Curriculum Vitae, Bibliography, and a cover letter describing your vision for the future of translational science at NIH as well as how your qualifications match the needs of the position. Application packages should be sent to Lynnita Jacobs at SeniorRe@od.nih.gov . The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications starting March 22, 2013 and will continue until a selection is made.

The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.
DHHS, NIH, and NCATS are Equal Opportunity Employers

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