The National Institute on Aging (NIA), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Division of Neuroscience (DN). The Director is responsible for planning, directing and evaluating extramural and collaborative research and training in the three DN branches: Neurobiology of Aging, Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience, and Dementias of Aging. The NIA is the lead NIH Institute in Alzheimer’s disease research and the Dementias Branch directs all aspects of research on Alzheimer’s disease from basic neuroscience to translational research and clinical trials of new therapeutic interventions.
The Director of DN is responsible for collaborating with other NIA Divisions, NIH Institutes and Centers and other Federal agencies in the coordination and support of relevant scientific activities. This includes working with the NIA’s Office of Communications and Public Liaison in developing material for distribution to Congress, scientists and the public. In addition, the Director will maintain liaisons with leading medical and scientific directors, private organizations, and professional societies and with leading researchers and clinicians in research on normal and abnormal brain aging. The Director will also be responsible for liaising with various industry groups as a participant, panelist and/or spokesperson as may be required from time to time. The ideal candidate should be comfortable with speaking publicly, to the news media (print and broadcast) and to various groups of influencers about the activities of the NIA, the current state of the science, research investments and projects and the role of the NIA in helping to shape them.
Applicants must possess an M.D. and/or Ph.D., or equivalent degree in the biomedical sciences, with broad senior-level experience in neurosciences and aging. They should be known and respected within their profession, both nationally and internationally,as distinguished individuals of outstanding scientific competence and should demonstrate through their experience that they have provided oversight for the quality, scientific productivity and management of a research program in normal and abnormal brain aging.
Application Process: Application packages are to include a CV with bibliography and a statement addressing the qualifications and interest in the position. Application packages can be submitted via email at NIAJobs@mail.nih.gov or by mail to National Institute on Aging, 9000 Rockville Pike, Building 31/Suite 2c02, Bethesda, MD 20892 Attention: Jessica Schwartz. All application materials must be received by March 31, 2015. Salary is commensurate with experience and a full package of Civil Service benefits is available. All information provided by applicants will remain confidential and will not be released outside the NIA search process without a signed release from candidates. For further information and questions, please contact Jessica Schwartz at NIAJobs@mail.nih.gov or by phone at 301-402-7719
The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.
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