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National Institute on Drug Abuse
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), at the National Institutes of Health is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Deputy Director. As second-in-command at NIDA, the Deputy Director is a principal member of the Institute’s leadership team. NIDA supports and conducts research across a broad range of disciplines to improve prevention and treatment of drug use disorders and to provide the scientific basis to guide policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction. To carry out its mission NIDA has a staff of approximately 400 employees and an annual budget of approximately $1.1 Billion.
The position offers a unique and exciting opportunity for scientific and managerial leadership in a highly dynamic and diverse area of health research. Working closely with the NIDA Director, the Deputy Director plays a central role in developing and implementing the organization’s strategic plans and policies; assisting with the oversight for a program of research, training and education conducted and supported by the Institute, providing expert advice and counsel to the Director on the development of and opportunities for national research and research capacity building; on the development and coordination of agreements, both within the HHS/NIH and globally; and on the Institute’s national and international research and training initiatives For information on NIDA’s programs, applicants may browse the NIDA Home Page at: http://www.drugabuse.gov/
NIDA seeks candidates who have a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead a dynamic organization with a broad and diverse portfolio. The successful candidate will possess an M.D. or Ph.D. or equivalent degree and will have research experience and national renown in a field that is relevant to drug abuse and addiction. In addition, he/she will possess experience that demonstrates the ability to manage and lead a large and diverse research program having national or international collaborations, scope, and impact. Such experience of organizational and program development includes having responsibility for the development of plans for the resolution of major organizational and operational problems and issues, and allocating funds among competing programs.
The Deputy Director, NIDA, 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.
How To Apply
Applicants must submit a current Curriculum Vitae, bibliography, and the full contact details of three to five references to: Regina Reiter at SeniorRe@od.nih.gov. In addition, applicants are highly encouraged to prepare a vision statement and supplemental narrative statement that addresses the required qualifications.
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 the NIH Ethics website: http://ethics.od.nih.gov/. 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.
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.