The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is seeking an exceptional and visionary leader to be director of the Basic Sciences Program (BSP) in the Division of AIDS (DAIDS). The director is responsible for planning, implementing, and directing an extramural program of basic and applied preclinical research supported by grants and contracts to advance research on HIV pathogenesis, immunology, and the epidemiology of HIV disease, as well as drug discovery and development. The director formulates an overall scientific agenda for basic research in HIV/AIDS, recommends resource allocation among competing initiatives, and continually assesses and reorients program activities and priorities to be responsive to changing research needs or redefined policies. The BSP director coordinates and communicates with other components within the division to ensure timely and accurate interchange and/or transfer of scientific information and is responsible for ensuring that the research supported by the division is integrated and complementary with other programs within NIAID, NIH, and other federal agencies. The director provides supervisory and administrative oversight to three scientific branches with more than 20 employees and a research portfolio of nearly $200 million.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a biomedical science. In addition, the candidate must have demonstrated skills in 1) working both independently and collaboratively in planning, organizing, and conducting basic research in HIV/AIDS pathogenesis, immunology, and/or epidemiology; 2) serving effectively in research program administration; and 3) effective communications and collaborations. Competitive candidates will be widely respected by their peers for their scientific and managerial or executive accomplishments and expertise.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Provide curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a three page statement explaining 1) your vision for basic research on HIV/AIDS; 2) your reasons for being interested in the position; and 3) the specific leadership skills and experience you would bring to the HIV/AIDS research programs at the NIAID.
Submit your application package to Mr. Robert Gulakowski, Office of the Director, DAIDS, NIAID, 6700-B Rockledge Drive, Room 4140, Bethesda, MD 20892-7620, and reference announcement number DAIDS-13-01. Applications will be accepted between April 19, 2013, and May 3, 2013. Contact Mr. Gulakowski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-496-0545 with any questions. All information provided by applicants will remain confidential and will be reviewed only by authorized NIAID officials. The successful candidate will be appointed under the Title 42(f) authority at a salary commensurate with experience. The maximum annual base salary is $200,000, with a maximum total annual compensation limit of $230,000. A full package of benefits is also available, including retirement; health, life, and long-term care insurance; annual and sick leave; and a thrift savings plan (401K equivalent). This position is subject to financial disclosure requirements. To learn more about NIAID and how you can play a role in this exciting and dynamic research organization, visit Careers at NIAID. HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers.