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Deputy Director (Expression of Interest)

Company: The National Institutes of Health
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Job Description:

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Position OverviewThe Office of Clinical Research (OCR) at the National Institute of Mental Health is recruiting for a Deputy Director at its Rockville, MD, site. The Office provides institute-wide coordination of oversight for NIMH-funded clinical research studies and provides strategic guidance and recommendations to NIMH leadership about clinical research initiatives.
The Office provides expertise in human research protection, data and safety monitoring, clinical trial operations, recruitment monitoring, and good clinical practice/protocol compliance monitoring. In addition, the Office provides consultations to NIMH staff, provides education about clinical research oversight, and serves as a liaison betweenNIMH and other NIH Institutes/Centers and other federal agencies such as the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP).
The Deputy Director supports the Office of Clinical Research's oversight function at NIMH with a clinical perspective.Responsibilities include:
1. Serve as a critical advisor for the Director of the Office of Clinical Research on clinical research issues with a particular focus on the design of clinical trials, the protection of participants in research, data and safety monitoring, and overall clinical trial operations.2. Assist the OCR Director in overseeing the continuous evaluation of NIMH's national and international efforts concerning all aspects of clinical research oversight and monitoring.3. In collaboration with the OCR Director, develop strategies to overcome unforeseen difficulties in clinical research studies with innovative solutions to ensure progress toward goals.4. Provide medical and clinical oversight for human research protections in clinical research protocols and during on-site quality assurance evaluations of NIMH-funded clinical research studies.
The incumbent reports to the Director of the Office of Clinical Research, working with the Office branches: The Clinical Trials Operations Branch and the Human Research Protection Branch.
QualificationsCompetitive candidates are expected to be accomplished physicians who understand how biomedical and behavioral research is performed. Candidates are expected to have clinical expertise in mental health with the ability to provide expert advice and consultation as needed on NIMH initiatives for clinical trials, including the scope, design, and standards for access and sharing of data, as well as the development of public-private partnerships tosupport clinical research. Candidates with a publication record, prior research experience, and evidence of a familiarity with current literature in interdisciplinary neuroscience and psychiatry related to mental illness are preferred. Supervisory experience is preferred. This position requires working both independently and collaboratively and offers opportunities to impact priorities, develop new initiatives and contribute to the advancement of a national program of research. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and possess a Doctor ofMedicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) with board certification in psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, or neurology.
How to ApplyInterested parties should send a letter of interest, including a curriculum vitae, to NIMHsearch@mail.nih.gov. A Global "Supervisory Physician" job announcement will be posted on www.usajobs.gov on June 27, 2022. Applications in response to this announcement must be submitted through the USAJOBS website by July 6, 2022.
DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers.The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs and encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

Keywords: The National Institutes of Health, Bethesda , Deputy Director (Expression of Interest), Executive , Bethesda, Maryland

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