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Director, Office Research Administration, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for the challenging position of Director, Office of Research Administration. The NIBIB is responsible for a national and international program of research, training, and other programs at the interface of the biological and physical sciences with a mission of improving human health by leading the development and accelerating the application of biomedical imaging and bioengineering technologies. These activities are conducted in hundreds of extramural laboratories and clinics, throughout the United States and in NIBIB's own facilities in Bethesda, Maryland.

The Director, Office Research Administration, NIBIB, also serves as Associate Director for Research Administration reporting to the Institute Director on activities related to the administration of extramural research, in the development and execution of policies, and in the allocation of resources to carry out these policies. The Director oversees both review and grants management activities of the Institute, is the primary extramural policy advisor for the Institute, and is its Research Integrity Officer and Appeals Officer. Other major roles are Executive Secretary of the Institute’s Advisory Council and the Institute’s representative to EPMC.


Bethesda, Maryland


Applicants must possess a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctorate degree in the biomedical sciences, with broad senior-level research experience and experience in direct administration of a research program. Applicants should be known and respected within their profession, both nationally and internationally, as distinguished individuals of outstanding scientific competence and administrative capability. Candidates should have demonstrated leadership; serving as a spokesperson; planning, program assessment, and analysis of program objectives; resolution of operational problems and issues; and the ability to manage financial and human resources including building, motivating, and maintaining a culturally diverse staff.


The Director, Office of Research Administration, NIBIB will be appointed at a salary commensurate with his/her experience and qualifications. Full Federal benefits, including leave, health and life insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401 k equivalent) will be provided.

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 the NIH Ethics page at  We encourage you to review this information. The position requires the incumbent to complete a public financial disclosure report prior to the effective date of the appointment.

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.

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. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. ·


Applicants must submit a current Curriculum Vita, bibliography, a supplemental narrative statement that addresses the required qualifications, and the full contact details of five references to Ms. Truc Le, Chief Administrative Officer, NIBIB. Questions may also be directed to Ms. Le at 301-451-6770 or at

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



This page last reviewed on June 19, 2014

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