The NIH vacancy announcement for the Deputy Director for Extramural Research is now open government-wide until Friday, August 14, 2015. To assist the Search Committee with their solicitation efforts, please distribute to qualified individuals who may be interested. The announcement is attached and the link to the announcement on the NIH Executive Careers page is: http://www.jobs.nih.gov/vacancies/executive/extramural.htm.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, the world’s premiere biomedical research institution, is seeking applications from exceptional candidates for the exciting opportunity to serve as the Deputy Director for Extramural Research (DDER). The DDER serves as the principal scientific leader and advisor to the Director, NIH, on all matters relating to the substance, quality, and effectiveness of the NIH extramural research program and administration. As one of the Deputy Directors of the agency, the position serves as a member of NIH’s senior executive leadership, involving broad discussions on major issues affecting the NIH. Working with the NIH leadership, the DDER develops strategic policies and implementation plans for advancing the NIH mission. As the leader for extramural research, the incumbent is responsible for implementation of all matters involving NIH research grant policy and administration, and as such, serves as a major spokesperson for NIH to the Congress, the press and scientific organizations.
In addition to the responsibilities of the DDER, the position serves as Director of the Office of Extramural Research (OER), providing supervision of and leadership to approximately 300 employee and contract staff, ensuring appropriate day-to-day operations and commitment to work force diversity enhancement. The OER is the focal point for policies and guidelines for extramural research administration at NIH, ensuring the scientific integrity, public accountability, and effective stewardship of the NIH research grant portfolio. This office has primary responsibility for the development and implementation of NIH peer review, programmatic, and grants administration policies, overseeing the development and implementation of policies on the humane use and care of laboratory animals, coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services on human subject research protection, and development and maintenance of the information systems for NIH research administration. The OER has an estimated budget of more than $64 million for FY2015.