National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Deputy Director to assist in providing leadership to one of the preeminent Institutes for neuroscience research. The mission of NINDS is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease. NINDS achieves its mission through (1) supporting and performing basic, translational, and clinical neuroscience research through grants-in-aid, contracts, scientific meetings, and through research in its own laboratories, and clinics; (2) funding and conducting research training and career development programs to increase basic, translational and clinical neuroscience expertise and ensure a vibrant, talented, and diverse work force; (3) promoting the timely dissemination of scientific discoveries and their implications for neurological health to the public, health professionals, researchers, and policy-makers.. To carry out its mission, NINDS has a staff of approximately 1,200 employees and an annual budget of $1.695 billion. The Deputy Director is a vital part of the leadership team, serving as the second-in-command for the NINDS.
This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity for a leader to execute and manage the daily operations in support of the NINDS strategic vision and mission. As the second-in-command of NINDS, the Deputy Director provides leadership and direction to the Institute. The Deputy Director assists the Director in executing and managing the daily operations in support of the Institute’s strategic vision and mission. The Deputy Director works collaboratively across the NIH, throughout the federal government and with other key stakeholders and organizations to further the advancement of the NINDS mission and objectives. He/she serves as an ambassador and spokesperson for the Institute, communicating the NINDS position and incorporating the views/needs of key stakeholders into Institute plans and initiatives. The Deputy Director facilitates the identification and development of future 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 Institute, managing people and financial resources with integrity and fairness, while maintaining the Institute’s policies and priorities and managing the Institute’s ethics program.
NINDS 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 a M.D. and/or Ph.D. and have senior-level research experience and knowledge of research programs in one or more scientific areas related to neuroscience. He/she 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.