Deputy Director, Division for Extramural Activities

Bethesda, Maryland
Salary will be commensurate with the experience
November 19 2018
Health Sciences, Other, Other
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Deputy Director, Division of Extramural Activities. The Division of Extramural Activities functions as an umbrella organization, coordinating both the scientific and administrative activities of the Institute’s extramural program and overseeing the process of awarding an extramural budget of approximately $1.7 billion/year. The extramural program spans the full extent of basic, translational and clinical neuroscience. The Deputy Director works with the Associate Director, Division of Extramural Activities and with the NINDS Director to develop and oversee scientific programs and policies. These programs are implemented through a broad range of grants, cooperative agreements and contracts. S/he will be responsible for programs implemented by the Division of Extramural Activities and for coordinating its activities with the other NINDS extramural scientific Divisions – the Division of Translational Research and the Division of Clinical Research.  The Deputy Director also oversees the NINDS Office of Training and Workforce Development and Office of Programs to Enhance Neuroscience Workforce Diversity.  The Deputy Director will report to the Associate Director, Division of Extramural Activities.  Together with the Associate Director, s/he will oversee approximately 75 professional staff. Information about NINDS can be found at

If you are ready for an exciting leadership opportunity, please see the link to the detailed Vacancy Announcement under Jobs at NINDS

Qualifications: This individual should have expertise as a neuroscientist (Ph.D. or M.D. level) and extensive experience as an extramural executive such as a research administrator.  S/he should have demonstrated leadership ability and organizational skills and the ability to collaborate with researchers and other stakeholders in the neuroscience community. S/he should have experience in developing and setting strategic priorities, communicating and promoting scientific policies, managing human and financial resources and budgetary planning.  The applicant should be known and respected within the neuroscience community.

Salary/Benefits:  Salary will be commensurate with the experience. The position will be filled under a Title 42(f) excepted service appointment and a full package of federal benefits will be provided. The successful candidate is subject to a background investigation and public financial disclosure requirements.

How to Apply: Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae, bibliography, and full contact details for three (3) references. In addition, applicants are asked to prepare and submit two (2) statements: a vision statement and a statement that addresses the specific qualification requirements (please limit both statements to two pages each). Send application package electronically to Susan Free at Review of applications will begin on January 22, 2019 and applications will continue to be accepted and considered until the position is filled.

You may contact Clinton Wright, M.D., M.S., Search Committee Chair, with questions and for more information about this vacancy at or 301-402-1660.

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