Department of Health and Human Services
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
Deputy Director, Division of Clinical Innovation
National Institutes of Health
The Position: The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is the newest center at NIH, formed with the mission to catalyze the generation of innovative methods and technologies that will enhance the development, testing, and implementation of diagnostics and the therapeutics across a wide range of human diseases and conditions. The mission includes strengthening the entire spectrum of translational research and includes the early steps necessary to develop new therapeutics, devices and diagnostics from basic discoveries, the steps necessary to establish real world efficacy and effectiveness, and the research needed to improve the practical implementation and dissemination of improved approaches to care. The investments of NCATS focus on the general needs of the translational sciences, including innovation in methods, the development of improved research processes, and support for models that test the incorporation of new technologies and approaches into translational research.
The Deputy Director, Division of Clinical Innovation (DCI), reports to the Director, DCI, and assists in providing overall leadership and stewardship of NCATS investments bringing innovation to clinical research. A major component of the responsibilities of the DCI is oversight of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs) program. This program is a national investment in the translational sciences, providing academic homes at leading institutions across the country for the advancement and career development of investigators and supporting research resources needed by both local and national research communities to improve the quality and efficiency of all phases of translational research. The incumbent will support the DCI Director in guiding this program and establishing a vision of innovation and national leadership, with a broad charge to improve the implementation of all aspects of human subject studies.
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 development, clinical trials, and demonstration of public health benefit. Candidates should be outstanding communicators and known and respected as distinguished individuals of outstanding competence. Applicants must apply a visionary, forward-thinking mindset to all endeavors and should demonstrate the ability to think strategically, work collaboratively, and use a consultative approach to problem solving and decision making: this will be demonstrated in past employment and research experiences and detailed in application materials. This positon will be filled under a Title 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 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
HOW TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position and your qualifications, and the names and contact information of three references along with your current curriculum vitae including complete bibliography to NCATSSeniorRecruit@mail.nih.gov. Application packages will only be accepted electronically and must be received by November 12, 2015.
For further information, please call (301) 594-4860. Contact person is Ms. Jackie Gibson. 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.