Deputy Director, National Institute of General Medical Sciences : Bethesda, United States
Deputy Director, National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health is the center of medical and behavioral research for the Nation making essential medical discoveries that improve health and save lives.
Are you an exceptional candidate who can provide leadership to one of the preeminent Institutes of the National Institutes of Health?
This position offers a unique opportunity to serve as the second-in-command of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) with responsibility for the execution and management of the daily operations in support of NIGMS's strategic vision and mission. The Deputy Director works collaboratively across the NIH throughout the Federal government and with other key stakeholders and organizations to further the advancement of NIGMS's mission and objectives. He/she serves as the ambassador and spokesperson for the Institute, communicating the NIGMS' position and incorporating the views/needs of key stakeholders into Institute plans and initiatives. The Deputy Director facilitates the identification and development of future leaders through mentoring programs, continuous development of skills and expertise, and recognition of achievements. In addition, he/she serves as a role model to the rest of the Institute, managing people and financial resources with integrity and fairness, while maintaining the Institute's policies and priorities.
We are looking for applicants with a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead a dynamic and diverse organization. Applicants must possess an M.D. and/or Ph.D. and possess senior-level scientific research experience and outstanding scientific knowledge of research programs in one or more scientific areas related to cell biology, biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biological chemistry, biomedical technology, bioinformatics, and/or computational biology. They should be known and respected within their profession, both nationally and internationally, as individuals of outstanding scientific competence. Applicants must also have demonstrated experience in setting, planning, implementing, and analyzing program objectives and priorities. They should have the demonstrated ability to manage financial and human resources, lead a research program involving extensive internal and external collaborations, experience managing programs related to the creation of a highly skilled and diverse biomedical research workforce.
The successful candidate for this position will be appointed at a salary commensurate with his/her qualifications and experience, and a full Federal benefits package is available including: leave, health and life insurance, retirement, long term care insurance, and savings plan (401K equivalent).
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Applications are due by 11:59 P.M. EST on May 27, 2014.