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Post Date: Jan 24, 2018
Job Type: Full time
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DEPUTY DIRECTOR, Division of AIDS, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services


The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is seeking an exceptional and visionary leader to be the deputy director of the Division of AIDS (DAIDS). The Division was formed in 1986 to develop and implement the national research agenda to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Toward that end, the division supports a global research portfolio to advance biological knowledge of HIV/AIDS, with the ultimate goal of creating an AIDS-free generation. To accomplish this, DAIDS develops and supports the infrastructure and biomedical research needed to 1) reduce HIV incidence through the development of an effective vaccine and biomedical prevention strategies that are safe and desirable, 2) develop novel approaches for the treatment and cure of HIV infection, 3) treat and/or prevent HIV co-infections and co-morbidities of greatest significance, and 4) partner with scientific and community stakeholders to implement effective interventions efficiently. The Division, which is composed of 171 federal and 76 contract employees, supports a comprehensive portfolio of research grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts with a total annual budget of more than $1B. The deputy shares the responsibility with the director for providing overall scientific leadership and management in planning, conducting, coordinating, and evaluating a global extramural research program focused on HIV/AIDS. The deputy  serves as the principal medical/clinical advisor to the director and plays a lead role in coordinating DAIDS’ research programs with internal and external stakeholders, especially in the area of clinical trials research.


QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must possess a medical or equivalent degree and must demonstrate experience in 1) working both independently and collaboratively in planning, organizing, and conducting clinical HIV/AIDS and/or infectious diseases research, 2) serving effectively in research program administration, and 3) effective communications and collaborations. This experience may be gained through senior-level research experiences as a principal investigator or may otherwise be gained through active involvement in initiating research projects, developing protocols, conducting clinical studies, documenting findings, interpreting results in a published report (journal), supervising staff, and managing budgets. Competitive candidates will be widely respected by their peers for their scientific and managerial or executive accomplishments and expertise.


APPLICATION PROCESS: Provide your curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a three-page statement explaining 1) your vision for HIV/AIDS research, 2) your reasons for being interested in the position, and 3) the specific leadership skills and experience you would bring to the HIV/AIDS research programs at NIAID. In addition, up to three letters of professional reference may be required at a later date as the recruitment process progresses. Submit your application package by email to Bob Gulakowski at The deadline for receipt of applications is March 5, 2017. Direct any inquiries to Mr. Gulakowski by email or call 301-435-5022.


All information provided by applicants will remain confidential and will be reviewed only by authorized NIAID officials. The successful candidate will be appointed under the Title 42(f) authority at a salary commensurate with their experience not exceeding $212,000. A full package of benefits is also available, including retirement; health, life, and long-term care insurance; annual and sick leave; and a thrift savings plan (401K equivalent).


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HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers.

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