Scientific Director

Scientific Director

National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

Bethesda, MD, United States

• Provides overall programmatic leadership for intramural research at NLM, including development of a long range plan for NLM’s biomedical data science research efforts;
• Identifies opportunities and implements strategies to enhance the overall effectiveness and efficiency of NLM’s intramural research program, taking into consideration recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Panel Review of NLM’s Intramural Research Program;
• Oversees and improves coordination of research in both the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications (LHC), https://lhncbc.nlm.nih.gov/, and the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/research/; these two NLM research centers, currently under separate scientific administration, are housed on the NIH campus, and include in total approximately 150 scientific personnel (including principal investigators, staff scientists, research fellows, and other trainees), and a growing research budget.
• Allocates laboratory space and other resources;
• Oversees recruitment and career development of a diverse cadre of exceptional investigators and other scientific staff, as well as intramural training programs for research fellows and other trainees;
• Maintains a personal laboratory conducting innovative research in the biomedical data sciences, supported by resources appropriate to the size and scope of the program;
• Develops partnerships with industry, academia and other Federal agencies to advance research in biomedical data management and data sciences;
• Works closely with senior members of the data science community across NLM, NIH, and other Federal agencies;
• Represents the NLM Intramural Research Program to leadership of NIH, its ICs, and to various committees and other entities within and external to NIH;
• Serves as a member of the NLM Leadership Team that advises the NLM Director, and interacts closely with NLM leadership, particularly regarding strategic research directions and innovative approaches in computational health and data science; and
• Is advised by and serves as Executive Secretary of NLM’s Boards of Scientific Counselors, consisting of prominent extramural researchers.

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Scientific Director