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Director, Tobacco Regulatory Science Program &
NIH Liaison to the Center for Tobacco Products, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Office of Disease Prevention
Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services
Are you a top-level Scientist seeking a career at one of the preeminent biomedical research institutes in the Nation and the world? This position offers a unique opportunity to serve as the Director of the Tobacco Regulatory Science Program (TRSP) and the NIH liaison to the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This position is located in the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP), Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH). The incumbent reports to the Director, ODP, also the Associate Director for Prevention, NIH, and utilizes his/her expertise to provide scientific and executive leadership in the implementation of a trans-NIH, inter-agency program of tobacco regulatory research. In partnership with CTP, the incumbent oversees the development of a research portfolio that informs, supports and defends FDA regulatory decision-making and national health policy regarding existing, new and emerging tobacco products. This is a vital position within NIH designed to develop a comprehensive research agenda in tobacco regulatory science and reduce the Nation’s burden of tobacco-related death and disease.
To accomplish these duties, the ideal candidate would have expertise in preventive medicine, public health, or a related health science; be a recognized national leader in tobacco regulatory science with expert knowledge of biomedical research; demonstrated ability to integrate work from multiple disciplines across a spectrum of basic and applied sciences; possess long-standing experience at a senior level in the management of research programs and large inter-organization agreements, including experience in developing policies and procedures; and exceptional ability to collaborate within and across organizations.
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 a M.D. or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field relevant to the position. Applicants should be known and respected within their profession nationally as distinguished individuals of outstanding competence. For the full list of qualifications, please see the announcement located at http://www.jobs.nih.gov/vacancies/executive.htm.
The successful candidate for this position will be appointedat 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.
Acceptance of applications will take place between May 6 – June 10, 2019. To be considered for this position, you must submit your curriculum vitae, up to three key publications that you have authored, a 2-page supplemental narrative statement that addresses the required qualifications, 1-page vision statement, and the full contact details of up to five references to Wilma Cross. For additional information, contact Wilma Cross at (301) 827-5561 or Wilma.Cross@nih.gov. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m., ET on the closing date.