Department Name: National Institutes of Health
Agency Name: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
Position Title: Senior Scientific Advisor to the Director, NCATS, for Bioengineering, Regulatory Affairs, and Translational Science
Series and Grade: Title 42 ; AD-601
Advertisement Period: 30 days – August 11, 2014 – September 10, 2014
Application Period: 11 days – August 30, 2014 – September 10, 2014
Postmark by: September 5, 2014
Senior Scientific Advisor to the Director, NCATS, for Bioengineering, Regulatory Affairs, and Translational Science
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
THE POSITION: The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is seeking a Senior Scientific Advisor to the Director, NCATS, for Bioengineering, Regulatory Affairs, and Translational Science. The individual selected for this position will work closely with the NCATS Director to provide operational advice and leadership in developing, testing, and implementing innovative special initiative programs for advancing translational research in human 3-D chip development, testing and implementation, mechanisms of extracellular RNA communication, and trans-NIH Common Fund Initiatives, including Care Act, “Cures Acceleration Network” (CAN) and Other Transactions (OTs) authority prototype projects. A key responsibility of this position is to foster communication and collaboration with other NIH Institutes and Centers and with other government agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Environmental Protection Agency, and National Institutes of Standards and Technology, as well as academic institutions and biopharmaceutical companies in developing partnerships and synergies for research in translational science. The Senior Scientific Advisor must be highly knowledgeable and experience in advancing translational sciences, development of biotechnologies, and acceleration of new clinical applications in the treatment of patients with a range of diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular, autoimmune, neurological, chronic infections, emerging infectious diseases, and potentially other complex, and multi-factorial diseases.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, as well as senior-level research experience or knowledge of research programs moving research from the basic laboratory sciences into pre-clinical models and clinical trials. Candidates should be outstanding communicators and known and respected as distinguished individuals of outstanding competence. Applicants should also demonstrate the ability to think strategically, work collaboratively and use a consultative approach to problem solving and decision making.
SALARY/BENEFITS/OTHER INFORMATION: Salary is commensurate with experience and a full package of Civil Service benefits is available, including: retirement, health and life insurance, long term care insurance, leave and savings plan (401K equivalent). The National Institutes of Health inspires public confidence in science by maintaining high ethical principles. In addition to the Federal government's code of ethics, we have our own agency specific standards - check them out at the NIH Ethics web site: http://ethics.od.nih.gov/overview.htm. This position is subject to a background investigation.
HOW TO APPLY: Please submit your current curriculum vitae with complete bibliography to NCATSODRecruitment@mail.nih.gov . Application packages will only be accepted electronically beginning August 30, 2014 and must be received by September 10, 2014. Please postmark by September 5, 2014 to ensure timely submission.
For further information, please call 301-435-0721. All information provided by candidates will remain confidential and will not be released outside the NCATS search process without a signed release from candidates.
The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities and individuals with disabilities. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers