The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), a research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Division of
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Division of Extramural Science Programs
Director, Division of Extramural Science Programs
Extramural Science Programs (DESP). The NINR (www.ninr.nih.gov) supports and conducts clinical and basic research and research training to build the scientific foundation for clinical practice, promote health, prevent disease and disability, manage and eliminate symptoms, and improve palliative and end-of-life care.
The Division of Extramural Science Programs develops proposals for new research initiatives and manages the funding programs that support nursing research to attain program objectives. The DESP Director works closely with the NINR Director in shaping the vision and direction of the Institute through strategic planning, priority setting, and coordinating resources to implement these plans and priorities. This position offers a unique leadership opportunity for an exceptional nurse scientist to have a National impact, serving as the NINR’s authoritative source on extramural scientific programs, research activities, grants management, and scientific review.
The DESP Director provides executive and managerial leadership in setting scientific priorities, making program decisions, developing and implementing policy, and determining the allocation of significant NINR resources. The successful candidate leads, directs, and manages multiple programs involving the: promotion and review of research applications; management of extramural research funding; management of the business and non-programmatic areas of grants administration; coordination and oversight of business-related activities associated with the negotiation, award, and administration of grants and cooperative agreements within NINR; and planning and execution of initial scientific and technical reviews conducted within the NINR.
The selected candidate will have the authority to independently address and respond to issues that affect the development, implementation, management, and review of NINR’s extramural scientific programs and activities, while successfully directing the DESP. The DESP Director also has the opportunity to work collaboratively across the NIH, with other federal agencies, and with key stakeholders and organizations to further the Institute’s mission and objectives. The ideal candidate is a key member of the NINR leadership team and represents the NINR’s extramural program to the scientific/nursing community.
The NINR 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 Ph.D. or doctoral degree equivalent in health or allied sciences relevant to the position. They must have senior level scientific research experience and outstanding knowledge of at least one of the scientific areas identified in NINR’s strategic plan. The ideal candidate will have a distinguished track record of contributions to nursing science; demonstrated leadership and broad visionary capabilities in their scientific focus area(s); and demonstrated management acumen including a commitment to a diverse workforce.
The Director of DESP will be appointed at a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Full federal benefits including leave, health and life insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401K equivalent) are provided. The successful candidate is subject to a background investigation and financial disclosure requirements.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit (via pdf or Microsoft Word format only) a current Curriculum Vitae, Bibliography, supplemental narrative statement that addresses relevant experience and qualifications, and the full contact information of five references to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the position should be sent via email to: email@example.com.
Applications must be received by 11:59 P.M. EST
on May 30, 2014
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