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Deputy Director, John E. Fogarty International Center

Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health

THE POSITION: The John E. Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the National Institutes of Health is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Deputy Director to assist in providing leadership to one of the preeminent Centers for global health research and capacity building. The FIC achieves its mission through supporting and facilitating global health research conducted by U.S. and international investigators, building partnerships between health research institutions in the U.S. and abroad, and coordinating a staff of approximately 100 employees and contractors with an annual budget of approximately $70 million. The Deputy Director is a vital part of the leadership team, serving as the second-in-command for the Center.

This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity for a leader to execute and manage the daily operations in support of the Fogarty’s strategic vision and mission. The Deputy Director works collaboratively within the Center and across the NIH, throughout the federal government and with other key stakeholders and organizations to further the advancement of the Fogarty’s mission and objectives. He/she serves as an ambassador and spokesperson for the Center, communicating the Fogarty’s position and incorporating the views/needs of key stakeholders into Center plans and initiatives. The Deputy Director facilitates the identification and development of future global health leaders through mentoring programs, continuous development of skills and expertise, and recognition of achievements. The Deputy Director also serves as a role model to the rest of the Center, managing people and financial resources with integrity and fairness, while maintaining the Center’s policies and priorities.

Required Qualifications

The Fogarty International Center seeks candidates who have 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., Ph.D., or equivalent degree in the biomedical sciences, and 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. They should be known and respected within their profession, both nationally and internationally, as individuals of outstanding scientific competence. 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, and lead a research program involving extensive internal and external collaboration.


Bethesda, MD (domestic and international travel is expected – average approximately 3 to 5 days per month)


The Deputy Director, Fogarty International Center will be appointed at a salary commensurate with his/her qualifications and experience. Full Federal benefits, including leave, health and life insurance, retirement and savings plan (401K equivalent) will be provided.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT: 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.  The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

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  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.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is equivalent to education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S.  We will only accept the completed foreign education evaluation.  For more information on Foreign Education verification, visit the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) website.  Verification must be received prior to the effective date of the appointment.

REASONABLE ACCOMODATION:  NIH provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

How To Apply

Applicants must submit a current Curriculum Vitae, bibliography, copy of degree, the full contact details for five references, and a supplemental narrative statement (no more than three pages) addressing the required qualifications outlined above to Lynnita Jacobs at PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR BIRTH DATE OR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (SSN) ON APPLICATION MATERIALS.


DHHS, NIH and NIGMS are Equal Opportunity Employers

This page last reviewed on June 19, 2014

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