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NIDCD Director

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), seeks a first-rate scientific leader to serve as institute director.

Do you have a vision for the future leadership and direction of the NIDCD, one of the preeminent biomedical research institutes in the world? This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity for individuals who have a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead a dynamic and diverse organization. The NIDCD is the federal government's lead agency for conducting and supporting biomedical research, behavioral research, and research training in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language. The NIDCD director provides leadership, vision, and direction to the institute and advises the NIH director and other institute and center (IC) directors on the development of NIH-wide scientific initiatives and policy issues related to deafness and communication disorders. The director serves as the principal liaison to other agencies within the HHS and federal government.

Skills and Qualifications

Applicants must possess an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in the biomedical sciences and have senior-level research experience and knowledge of research programs related to human communication sciences. For the full list of qualifications, please see the job announcement.

The successful candidate for this position will be appointed at a salary commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Full federal benefits, including leave, health and life insurance, and a retirement and savings plan—401(k) equivalent—will be provided. 

How to Apply

Please see the detailed vacancy announcement. Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

Contact Brenda Fogel for questions or more information.

HHS, NIH, and NIDCD are Equal Opportunity Employers. NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Last Updated Date: 
June 1, 2018