Deputy Director, Office of AIDS Research
The Deputy Director, OAR maintains his/her knowledge in a broad range of scientific areas. He/she may organize workshops or conferences to seek input from the extramural or intramural researchers, integrate that information, and develop new or changes to existing scientific priorities and goals for OAR programs and for the coordination of OAR programs with those of the ICs. He/she cultivates and maintains relationships with senior level scientists in the ICs, IC AIDS Coordinators (who represent their IC Director on all AIDS-related issues), as well as IC extramural, intramural, and review staff across the NIH to identify and address AIDS programmatic and portfolio scientific needs and opportunities, as well as to establish trans-NIH collaborations. He/she cultivates and maintains relationships with U.S. and international government officials and academic leaders to identify opportunities for scientific collaborations, capacity building, and infrastructure development to further NIH and OAR missions. The Deputy Director, OAR directs and organizes panels of world-renowned biomedical and behavioral AIDS researchers from academia and industry, as well as leaders of AIDS community constituency groups to identify AIDS research priorities, opportunities, and future directions for NIH-sponsored AIDS programs.
NIH seeks candidates with strong scientific and communication skills, who have a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead a dynamic and diverse organization. Applicants must possess an M.D. and/or Ph.D., or comparable doctorate degree in a field of health science plus senior-level scientific AIDS research experience and outstanding scientific knowledge of AIDS research programs. They should be known and respected within their profession, both nationally and internationally, as individuals of outstanding scientific prominence, with a distinguished record of research accomplishments and leadership credentials. Applicants must also have demonstrated experience in setting, planning, implementing, and analyzing program objectives and priorities.
They should have the demonstrated leadership and broad visionary capabilities in the research arena with demonstrated ability to engage others to create and execute an organization’s vision; to navigate successfully within and collaborate across the public sector to achieve research objectives; and to optimize organizational performance by developing strategic priorities, setting and communicating clearly defined expectations, promoting accountability for results, and resolving operational problems and issues. Candidates should have demonstrated management acumen, including identification and management of financial and human resource needs; proven ability to make complex and strategic decisions to optimize resource usage, mitigate risks, and achieve desired results; and, the ability to build, mentor, motivate, and maintain a culturally diverse biomedical research workforce. The position requires expert familiarity with the NIH AIDS research programs, including basic and clinical, and with NIH and/or DHHS administrative processes.