Deputy Director, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health

Bethesda, Maryland (US)
Salary commensurate with experience and accomplishments + full Federal benefits package
March 30 2018
Health Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Are you an exceptional candidate who can provide leadership to one of the preeminent Institutes for vision research in the world? This position offers a unique opportunity to serve as the second-in-command of the National Eye Institute (NEI) with responsibility for the execution and management of daily operations in support of NEI’s strategic vision and mission.  The Deputy Director works collaboratively across the NIH, throughout the federal government and with other key stakeholders and organizations to further the advancement of NEI’s mission and objectives.  He/she serves as an ambassador and spokesperson for the Institute, communicating the NEI’s position and incorporating the views / needs of key stakeholders into Institute plans and initiatives.  The Deputy Director facilitates the identification and development of future leaders through mentoring programs, continuous development of skills and expertise, and recognition of achievements. In addition, he/she serves as a role model to the rest of the Institute, managing people and financial resources with integrity and fairness, while maintaining the Institute’s policies and priorities.

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. and/or Ph.D., or comparable doctorate degree in the field of biomedical sciences and have senior-level research experience and outstanding scientific knowledge of vision research programs in one or more scientific areas related to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservation of sight, and the special health problems and requirements of the blind.  Applicants should be known and respected within their profession, both nationally and internationally, as individuals of outstanding scientific competence.  They also need to have demonstrated experience in: 1) planning, implementing and analyzing program objectives and priorities; 2) managing financial and human resources; and 3) leading a research program involving extensive internal and external collaboration.

The successful candidate for this position will be appointed at a salary commensurate with experience and accomplishments, and a full Federal benefits package will be provided.

                If you are ready for an exciting leadership opportunity, please see the detailed vacancy

announcement at Jobs at NIH (under Executive Careers). 


Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., EST, on Monday, April 30, 2018.



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