Do you have a vision for the future leadership and direction of NIH’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences? Are you a first-rate Scientific Leader seeking a career at one of the preeminent biomedical research institutes in the nation and the world? This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity for individuals who have a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead a dynamic and diverse organization. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) provides national and global leadership for innovative research that improves public health by preventing disease and disability associated with environmental influences. The Director, NIEHS provides leadership, vision, and direction to the Institute and advises the NIH Director and Institute and Center (IC) Directors on science and policy matters concerning environmental health science and serves as principal liaison with other agencies of the DHHS and Federal Government. The NIEHS Director is also directly accountable to the HHS Secretary/Assistant Secretary for Health regarding the oversight and operation of the National Toxicology Program.
We are looking for applicants with a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead within a dynamic and diverse organization. Applicants must possess an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a relevant discipline. In addition, the incumbent must have experience and demonstrated ability in the administration and management of a major national research program as well as broad familiarity and working knowledge of environmental health science research, including the importance of high standards for rigor and reproducibility.
The successful candidate for this position will be appointed at a salary commensurate with experience and accomplishments, and full Federal benefits, including leave, health and life insurance, retirement and savings plan (401K equivalent) will be provided.