THE POSITION: The Center for Scientific Review (CSR) is seeking a Director for its Division of Physiological and Pathological Sciences (DPPS). This individual will report directly to the CSR Director and provide scientific leadership for the Division, which handles reviews covering digestive, kidney, urological systems, and environmental toxicology; endocrinology, metabolism, nutrition and reproductive sciences; immunology; and infectious diseases and microbiology. The Director of DPPS is a member of CSR’s senior management, advises the Director of CSR and other NIH officials on scientific issues relevant to the Division and its mission, and represents CSR within and outside of NIH. You would lead approximately 50 Scientific Review Officers (SROs) and the review activities of 47 study sections and special emphasis panels in 4 Integrated Review Groups (IRGs). The Director supervises IRG Chiefs managing a broad range of human resources issues, recruiting and mentoring a diverse workforce, ensuring that peer review principles and practices are applied in a consistent manner across the Division, and overseeing management of the Division’s budget.
The DPPS Director, plays a key role in developing plans and providing direction as the peer review process evolves and NIH works to maintain and enhance it. This individual also:1) participates in strategic planning activities for achieving CSR’s scientific and management goals; 2) helps establish policy, principles and practices related to referral and review; and 3) directly implements program and management changes by establishing priorities, coordinating activities, and tracking and reporting progress. Additional information on CSR is available on our Web site: www.csr.nih.gov.
SALARY/BENEFITS: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Full Federal benefits
including leave, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401K equivalent) will be provided. This position is subject to ethics statutes and regulations governing the activities of Federal employees. The incumbent in this position will be required to complete public financial disclosure reports and is subject to a background investigation.
HOW TO APPLY: Send your Curriculum Vitae, bibliography, the names and contact information for three references, and a two-page cover letter detailing your qualifications, interests, and perspective on CSR. All application materials must be received by September 19, 2019 Application packages should be electronically mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information about the position or questions about the process, please contact Ms. Lisa Klingensmith at email@example.com or Ms. Sandy Buchanan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Applicants must possess a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree, as well as senior-level research experience in one or more of the following scientific areas: digestive, kidney, urological systems, and environmental toxicology; endocrinology, metabolism, nutrition and reproductive sciences; immunology; and infectious diseases and microbiology. Candidates should be a respected, accomplished scientist with maturity, integrity, and outstanding communication skills, who demonstrates both substantial leadership skills and significant management expertise. Visionary leadership characteristics are crucial to attract and nurture outstanding professional staff to best serve the nation’s biomedical scientific mission at the NIH. Applicants should also demonstrate the ability to think strategically and work collaboratively. Strong experience in the principles of peer review and peer review policy, at the NIH or an equivalent organization is necessary.