EGRP News Flash - December 14, 2009

NIEHS Seeks Director, Division of Extramural Research and Training

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), located in Research Triangle Park, NC, is seeking an exceptional candidate to fill the position of Director, Division of Extramural Research and Training (DERT). The Director, DERT is one of NIEHS’s top five senior leadership positions, reporting directly to the Director, NIEHS, and serves as the principal advisor to the Institute Director on scientific affairs affecting the extramural community.

The incumbent will lead NIEHS’s Extramural Research Program, which supports environmental health sciences research, from basic mechanistic research to clinical studies, including children’s health, breast cancer, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, respiratory disease, and reproductive health, to name a few. The Director, DERT will also develop and recommend procedures and policy for the execution of the research program; determines effectiveness of current programs, and recommends new research programs in order to meet national environmental health needs. Additionally, the incumbent will develop collaborations and relationships with other Federal agencies, advocacy groups, and industry.

The Division is organized into seven branches and centers and is responsible for more than 800 research grants, for a total of $388 million. To learn more about DERT, go to http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/index.cfmExternal Web Site Policy.

Candidates must have an M.D., Ph.D., or a doctoral degree in a discipline relevant to environmental health sciences and have a strong publication record. Applicants should be aware of current trends, research directions and needs in environmental health sciences and be conversant with the policy implications of the research. Candidates should have a proven track record of administrative experience and scientific program development. Familiarity with NIH procedures and programs is preferred. Adherence to NIH ethics policies is required. This is a Title 42 appointment and salary will be commensurate with level of experience.

Interested individuals should submit curriculum vitae, contact information for three people to provide a reference, and a statement regarding reasons for interest in the position and unique qualifications by February 27, 2010 to:

Ms. Stephanie Jones
NIEHS, Office of Human Resources
P.O. Box 12233, Mail-drop K1-1
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
or Dert_Director_Recruit@niehs.nih.gov, Vacancy: NIEHS-10-DERT

Direct questions regarding the position to the Search Committee Chair:

Dr. Robert T. Croyle
Director, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Phone: 301-594-6776
E-mail: croyler@mail.nih.gov

Send questions regarding NIEHS/DERT to:

Dr. Steven Kleeberger
Principal Investigator, Environmental Genetics Group
Laboratory of Respiratory Biology
NIEHS
Phone: 919-541-3267
E-mail: kleeber1@niehs.nih.gov

NIEHS is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

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