Deputy Director for Scientific Management and Operations

Bethesda, Maryland
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Sep 23, 2020
Nov 22, 2020
Deputy Director for Scientific Management and Oper
Position Type
Full Time
Senior Level

Deputy Director for Scientific Management and Operations, NINDS National Institutes of Health  

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking an exceptional and visionary leader for the position of Deputy Director for Scientific Management and Operations to direct and provide strategic leadership to NINDS-wide scientific programs and mission-critical research infrastructure functions. NINDS is an approximately $2.2 billion research organization with a mission to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease. In addition to covering a broad spectrum of diverse diseases and disorders, NINDS’ programs encompass the full spectrum of biomedical research and research translation. Through its intramural and extramural programs, the Institute plans, conducts, fosters, and supports an integrated, coordinated program of basic, translational, and clinical research on the normal and diseased nervous system. These research programs are coordinated with other research institutes and with all Federal health programs relevant to the Institute’s mandate. The Institute seeks better understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of neurological disorders and fosters the training of investigators in neuroscience and neurological research.  The NINDS disseminates its research results through outreach programs that are targeted to patients, professionals, and the general public and leverages outside resources through partnerships and collaboration with other Federal entities, the biomedical community, research institutions, professional associations, international, national, state, and local governments, and voluntary agencies.  The Deputy Director for Scientific Management and Operations will report to the Director, NINDS and supervise approximately 71 professional staff.

The successful candidate for this position will be appointed under a Title 42(f) excepted service appointment at a salary commensurate with experience and accomplishments; a full federal benefits package will be provided.

The full Vacancy Announcement can be viewed on the NIH website on the Executive Careers at NIH webpage.

QUALIFICATIONS: NINDS seeks candidates who possess a Ph.D. or M.D. and have senior-level administrative and leadership experience; broad knowledge of neuroscience or related research field; conversance with the current questions, challenges, and priorities in neuroscience, as well as science communications.  The candidate should have: ·Strong abilities to facilitate the execution of collaborative work across divisions, offices, and work units that have different functions and objectives; ·Demonstrated leadership, organizational and management skills, and have broad visionary capabilities, with demonstrated ability to effect change across a broad science community; and, ·Experience developing and setting strategic priorities and operationalizing these and incorporating continual improvement. Experience in managing human and financial resources and budgetary planning is desirable. 

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, bibliography, full contact details for three (3) references, and prepare two statements: a vision statement and a statement that addresses the specific qualification requirements (please limit each statement to two pages) to Joanne Pomponio at Review of applications will begin on 11/23/2020 and applications will continue to be accepted and considered until the position is filled.  For more information about this position, you may contact Maureen E. Gormley, RN, MPH, Ph.D., Deputy Director for Management, NINDS at or call Joanne Pomponio at (301) 496-0287.

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