Department Name: National Institutes of Health
Agency Name: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
Position Title: Director, Office of Grants Management and Scientific Review
Series and Grade: Title 42
Advertisement Period: October 3, 2014 – November 2, 2014
Application Period: October 23, 2014 – November 2, 2014
The Position: The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) catalyzes the generation of innovative methods and technologies that will enhance the development, testing, and implementation of diagnostics and therapeutics across a wide range of human diseases and conditions. As one of the National Institutes of Health Institutes/Centers, NCATS is not charged to focus on any one specific disease or human condition, but instead emphasizes the development of the tools and technologies to speed the process from basic discovery to better diagnostics and new treatments. NCATS focuses on creating new treatment development models to reduce, remove, or bypass significant bottlenecks across the continuum of translational science. NCATS also ensures that empirical findings are shared in an open and collaborative environment among all stakeholders, encouraging new partnerships for better science and public health.
The Director, Office of Grants Management and Review, is responsible for visionary leadership and management of NCATS’ scientific review, grants management, extramural policy, committee management, conference planning, and advisory groups (NCATS Advisory Council and the Cures Acceleration Network Review Board). In addition to leading the NCATS extramural administrative functions, the Director manages the NCATS service center to DPCPSI/ORIP for grants management functions.
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 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 a cover letter describing your interest in the position and your qualifications, along with your current curriculum vitae including complete bibliography to NCATSSeniorRecruit@mail.nih.gov. Application packages will only be accepted electronically beginning October 23, 2014 and must be received by November 2, 2014.
For further information, please call (301) 435-0717. 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