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NIA seeks deputy director

Accepting applications through Nov. 29, 2021, for key leadership role

NIA is seeking a new deputy director. This position offers an exciting opportunity to assist the director in implementing the institute’s strategic plan, managing daily operations, and serving as a champion of the intellectual and administrative environment at NIA. The deputy director will serve as an ambassador and spokesperson for the institute, collaborating with organizations across the nation and worldwide and incorporating the views and needs of stakeholders to advance the NIA mission. The deputy director will facilitate the identification and development of current and future leaders and serve as a role model in managing staff and financial resources with integrity and fairness and ensuring compliance with institute and federal policies and priorities.

NIA seeks candidates who have a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, vision, and innovative thinking necessary to lead a dynamic and diverse organization. Applicants must possess an M.D. and/or Ph.D. (or equivalent) and have senior-level research experience. Applicants should also have knowledge of research programs in one or more scientific areas related to aging research. They should be recognized and respected, both nationally and internationally, as individuals of outstanding scientific competence. Applicants must have demonstrated ability in setting, planning, implementing, and analyzing program objectives and priorities. Candidates should have the demonstrated ability to manage financial and human resources and lead a research program involving extensive internal and external collaboration.

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