Chief Medical Officer

National Institute of Health, Bethesda
salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Full Federal benefits
June 25 2019
Ref 535598800
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Medical Doctor

Chief Medical Officer

THE POSITION: The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is seeking applications from exceptional candidates with recognized leadership and demonstrated innovation and expertise in current clinical research, clinical trials, translational science, regulatory compliance, quality improvements, and epidemiology and public health research to serve as the Chief Medical Officer (CMO). NCATS was established to transform the translational process so that new treatments and cures for disease can be delivered to patients faster. NCATS' mission is to catalyze the generation of innovative methods and technologies that will enhance the development, testing, and implementation of diagnostics and therapeutics across a wide range of human diseases and conditions. The Center develops, demonstrates, and disseminates innovations that reduce, remove, or bypass system-wide bottlenecks in the translational process. NCATS focuses on what is common across diseases and collaborates with other government agencies, including other NIH ICs, industry, academia, and patient support organizations. The CMO is responsible for the overall stewardship of all medically related activities under the NCATS clinical program, which includes the Clinical and Translational Awards Program (CTSA) and the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN), as well as imparting clinical guidance and assessment for projects within the Division of Preclinical Innovation and Office of Special Initiatives. 

LOCATION: Bethesda, Maryland.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates for the Chief Medical Officer position must possess a record of accomplishment in innovation in clinical and translational processes and an outstanding record of scientific accomplishment in public and/or private sector research. Applicants must possess an M.D. or equivalent degree, as well as senior-level experience, leadership, and accomplishment in one or more medical and/or scientific disciplines of translational science, from target validation through health care utilization research. Experience running large, complex, multidisciplinary, and dynamic programs is required; particular strength in human subjects research, regulatory science, and policy is desired. Candidates must demonstrate a clear pattern of success in setting, planning, implementing, and analyzing research project/program objectives and priorities; an ability to manage financial and human resources in leading research projects/programs involving extensive internal and external collaboration; the ability to communicate effectively with diverse scientific and lay audiences and obtain the collaboration of national and international organizations and individuals who represent wide-ranging disciplines and competing priorities.

SALARY/BENEFITS/OTHER INFORMATION: The Chief Medical Officer, NCATS, will be appointed at a salary commensurate with his/her 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.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT: Selection for this position will be based solely on merit with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization. The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

STANDARDS OF CONDUCT/FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE:  The National Institutes of Health inspires public confidence in our science by maintaining high ethical principles. NIH employees are subject to Federal government-wide regulations and statutes as well as agency-specific regulations described at the NIH Ethics Website. We encourage you to review this information. The position is subject to a background investigation and requires the incumbent to complete a public financial disclosure report prior to the effective date of the appointment.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is equivalent to education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S. We will only accept the completed foreign education evaluation. For more information on Foreign Education verification, visit the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) website. Verification must be received prior to the effective date of the appointment.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: NIH provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

HOW TO APPLY: The National Institutes of Health invites applications for the professional track of PHYSICIAN, currently available in one of our 27 Institutes and Centers. The Physician announcements will be accepting applications from June 26, 2019, to July 5, 2019 for Montgomery County, Maryland.

For medical and scientific specialties, qualification requirements, evaluation criteria, and application instructions, view the vacancy announcement at

For questions, please contact Heather Powell at (301) 827-3982 or

For more information on NCATS, please visit our webpage at

Similar jobs

Similar jobs