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Fogarty International Center (FIC)

The John E. Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the National Institutes of Health is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Division of International Training and Research (DITR). The DITR Director is responsible for the day to day administration of the Center’s research, research training, capacity building and fellowship programs. The Center’s extramural budget is $53 million appropriated dollars with generally another $25 million in co-funding from other NIH Institutes and Centers. At full staff there are twelve Full Time Employees who report directly to the Division Director and another three contract support staff. This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity to serve as Director of the Division of International Training and Research at the FIC and to advance health through administering the Center’s extramural programs which support scientific research and training internationally to reduce disparities in global health. The individual selected will have the opportunity to provide strong and visionary leadership to support global health research conducted by U.S. and international investigators.

Information about DITR is available at


We are looking for applicants with a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead within a dynamic and diverse organization. Applicants must possess an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in the biomedical or behavioral sciences and have senior-level research and research administration experience. Applicants should be known and respected within their profession, both nationally and internationally, as individuals of outstanding scientific competence and research administration. Applicants should have senior-level research experience and knowledge of research programs in one or more scientific areas related to global health, including, but not limited to infectious and neglected tropical diseases, non-communicable diseases, and/or implementation science particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Applicants also must have demonstrated experience in setting, planning, implementing, and analyzing program objectives and priorities. Candidates should have the demonstrated ability to manage financial and human resources, including supervisory experience. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to lead a research and training program involving extensive internal and external collaboration, including coordinating Fogarty training activities with ongoing research programs at NIH. In this regard applicants should have knowledge and experience with NIH extramural programs either as a program officer managing NIH extramural grant awards or from previously having been a PI on NIH extramural grants and having served on study sections.


Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate. A recruitment or relocation bonus may be available, and relocation expenses may be paid. A full package of Federal Civil Service benefits is available, including: retirement, health and life insurance, long term care insurance, leave, and a Thrift Savings Plan (401K equivalent). The successful candidate is subject to a background investigation and financial disclosure requirements.

How To Apply

Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae, bibliography, copy of degree, and full contact details for three references. In addition, applicants are asked to prepare two statements: a vision statement and a statement that addresses the specific qualification requirements (please limit both statements to two pages each). FIC will be accepting applications from June 29, 2015, and plans to have the position open until August 1, 2015, but will not close the application process until a candidate has been selected. Please send your application package to  You may contact Kristen Weymouth with questions about this vacancy at, 301-496-1415.

This page last reviewed on July 15, 2015

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