OER Vacancies

Office of Extramural Research, NIH

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Office of the Director
Office of Extramural Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, the world's largest biomedical research facility, seeks applications from exceptional candidates for the following senior level positions within the Office of Extramural Research (OER). The Office of Extramural Research is responsible for the establishment, direction, and implementation of standards for the program management of all NIH extramural activities. The NIH extramural program is the largest single source of funding for biomedical and behavioral research in the United States. Research grants under this program represent over 19 billion dollars of the NIH budget.

With nationwide responsibility for improving the health and well being of all Americans, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) oversees the biomedical research programs of the National Institutes of Health.

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

The following positions are open in OER at this time:

OLAW Vacancy Announcement: Veterinary Medical Officer (Applications accepted July 16-21, 2015)

OLAW invites applicants for the position of Veterinary Medical Officer in the Division of Compliance Oversight in Bethesda, MD. The focus of this position is to facilitate compliance with laboratory animal welfare requirements of the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Policy) and to provide expert consultation on laboratory animal welfare in the negotiation of Animal Welfare Assurances with research institutions.

OLAW provides guidance and interpretation of the PHS Policy, supports educational programs, and monitors compliance with the Policy by assured institutions and PHS funding components to ensure the humane care and use of animals in PHS-supported research, testing, and training, thereby contributing to the quality of PHS-supported activities.

For information about the duties and responsibilities of this position, salary and benefits, qualifications, and how to apply, see job announcement number NIH-OD-DH-15-1449020 at www.USAJOBS.gov. Applications accepted July 16-21, 2015. For questions about the announcement, email Amanda J. Clatterbaugh at CLATTERBAUGHAJ@MAIL.NIH.GOV and reference the announcement number. HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

OER Vacancy Announcement: Deputy Director of Extramural Research (DDER) (Applications must be received by August 14, 2015)

The NIH is seeking applications from exceptional candidates for the Deputy Director for Extramural Research (DDER). The DDER serves as the principal scientific leader and advisor to the Director of the NIH on all matters relating to the substance, quality, and effectiveness of the NIH extramural research program and administration. The DDER works with NIH leadership, develops strategic policies and implementation plans for advancing the NIH mission, and serves as a major spokesperson for the NIH to the Congress, the press, and scientific organizations.

The DDER also serves as the Director of the Office of Extramural Research (OER), supervising approximately 300 employees and contract staff. The Office of Extramural Research is the focal point for policies and guidelines for extramural research administration at the NIH, ensuring scientific integrity, public accountability, and effective stewardship of the NIH extramural research portfolio.

For information about the duties, qualifications, and benefits of this position, see the Vacancy Announcement on the Jobs@NIH website. Applications must be received by 11:59pm ET on August 14, 2015.

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