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Deputy Director

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Posted: 1/14/2014
Job Title: Deputy Director
Employer: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Location: Bethesda, Maryland

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Deputy Director to provide leadership to one of the world’s preeminent organizations for research in maternal and child health and medical rehabilitation.

This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity for a leader to execute and manage the daily operations in support of NICHD’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 the Institute’s mission and objectives, to promote public health, and to address health disparities. He/she serves as an ambassador and spokesperson for the Institute, communicating NICHD’s position and incorporating the views/needs of key stakeholders into Institute plans and initiatives. The Deputy Director also serves as NICHD’s Deputy Ethics Counselor (DEC) with responsibility for leading and directing the Institute’s ethics program – ensuring compliance with requirements for financial disclosure, outside work, clearance for the receipt of awards, and ethics training. The Deputy Director facilitates the identification and development of future leaders through mentoring programs, continuous development of skills and expertise, and recognition of achievements. 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.


The NICHD seeks candidates who have a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead a dynamic and diverse organization. Applicants must possess an M.D. and/or PhD and possess senior-level scientific research experience and outstanding scientific knowledge of research programs in one or more scientific areas related to maternal and child health or medical rehabilitation; a distinguished track record of experience in these fields; demonstrated leadership and broad visionary capabilities in maternal and child health or medical rehabilitation; and demonstrated management acumen.


Applicants must submit a current Curriculum Vitae, Bibliography, a supplemental narrative statement that addresses the required qualifications, and the full contact details of three to five references to:

Ms. Regina Reiter, Human Resources Specialist Compensation and Senior/Scientific Employment Division Office of Human Resources, NIH Email: ReiterR@OD.NIH.GOV

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