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NIEHS extends deadline for scientific director applications

By Eddy Ball
March 2011


NIEHS has extended the application deadline for the position of director, Division of Intramural Research (scientific director), to March 31, 2011. The Institute is seeking exceptional candidates with an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent terminal degree, as well as demonstrated scientific leadership and extensive scientific accomplishments, to lead the Division of Intramural Research (DIR). The scientific director oversees a staff of approximately 800 employees and an annual budget of around $110M.

The scientific director is part of the top leadership team at NIEHS, who sets the priorities of the intramural research program and advises the Institute's director on the scientific direction of NIEHS. DIR is organized into four scientific programs, including 12 laboratories and branches conducting laboratory, clinical, and population-based research.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter including a brief description of research and administrative experience, a one-page vision statement for leading DIR, curriculum vitae with bibliography, and full contact information for three to five individuals who may be contacted to provide letters of reference to: Stephanie Jones (DIR-11-01), Office of Human Resources, NIH, PO Box 12233, MD K1-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709; or via email to by March 31, 2011.

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