DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
Deputy Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is the lead agency for U.S. research on alcohol misuse, alcoholism and other health and developmental effects of alcohol use. The NIAAA’s mission is to support and conduct biomedical and behavioral research, and then translate and disseminate research findings for the prevention of alcohol abuse and alcoholism and the treatment of alcoholism. The NIAAA provides a national focus for the Federal effort to increase knowledge and promote effective strategies to deal with health problems and issues associated with alcohol abuse and alcoholism.
The NIAAA’s intramural research program, with facilities in Bethesda and Rockville, Maryland, is carried out by the Institute’s own scientists who conduct basic and clinical studies in such areas as genetics, neuroscience, and metabolism. Extramural research, supported through a variety of grant and contract mechanisms, is managed by in-house health scientist administrators and grants management staff who oversee large programs of study at hospitals, research institutes, medical schools, and other facilities throughout the United States and in foreign countries.
The Office of the Director (OD), NIAAA, provides policy guidance, program development and direction, and evaluation for the Institute. This Office is the focal point for interactions with the Director, NIH, the Assistant Secretary for Health, the Surgeon General, other Federal government agencies, and the Congress. The OD also coordinates liaison and collaborative activities with professional societies, health advocacy groups, private industry, and state and local governments.
POSITION: As the second-in-command of NIAAA, the Deputy Director provides leadership and direction to one of the preeminent Institutes for alcohol use disorders. NIAAA achieves its mission through conducting and supporting biomedical and behavioral research, health services research, research training, and health information dissemination with respect to the prevention of alcohol abuse and alcoholism and the treatment of alcoholism. NIAAA provides a national focus for the Federal effort to increase knowledge and promote effective strategies to deal with health problems and issues associated with alcohol abuse and alcoholism.
The Deputy Director assists the Director in executing and managing the daily operations in support of the Institute’s strategic vision and mission. He/she works collaboratively across the NIH, throughout the federal government and with other key stakeholders and organizations to further the advancement of the NIAAA’s mission and objectives. He/she serves as an ambassador and spokesperson for the Institute with professional organizations, advocacy groups, Congressional Offices and the media, communicating the NIAAA’s position and incorporating the views / needs of key stakeholders into Institute plans and initiatives. He/she will collaborate with international, national, state and local institutions, organizations, agencies, and programs engaged in alcohol-related work.
In coordination with the Director, the Deputy Director oversees all aspects of the NIAAA’s $471 million budget including planning, oversight and allocation of the Institute’s 426-person staff which consists of 236 FTEs, 116 Fellows, and 74 contractors. He/she is also responsible for monitoring and evaluating programs and initiatives throughout the NIAAA.
The Deputy Director, NIAAA serves as the second in command to the Director, ensuring smooth operations, making commitments or decisions, and operates with full authority to provide advice or signatures in the absence of the Director. The Deputy Director also 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.
LOCATION: The NIAAA is located in Rockville MD.
HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit current curriculum vitae, bibliography, and the full contact details of at least three references to: Mariela Light at SeniorRe@od.nih.gov (301-496-9788). In addition, applicants are asked to prepare two statements; a vision statement and a statement that addresses the specific qualification requirements (please limit both statements to 2 pages each). All information provided by applicants will remain confidential and will be reviewed only by authorized officials of NIH.
Confirmation of doctoral degree must be received 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 United States. 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.
Information about the National Institutes of Health is located at: https://www.nih.gov/
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 http//:ethics.od.nih.gov/default.htm. 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.
REASONABLE ACCOMODATION: 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.
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.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY February 21, 2017 11:59 p.m. (EST)
DHHS/NIH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER