Associate Director for Extramural Science Programs

Bethesda, Maryland
Jun 13, 2022
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Are you a top-level Scientific Researcher or Scientific Administrator seeking a career at one of the preeminent biomedical research institutes in the Nation and the world? The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), a component of the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services, is seeking exceptional candidates for the challenging position of Associate Director for Extramural Science Programs, NIBIB. NIBIB, located in Bethesda Maryland, leads the development and accelerates the application of innovative biomedical technologies through research and development of new interdisciplinary techniques and devices to fundamentally improve the detection, treatment, and prevention of disease. This mission is achieved by stimulating and supporting research at the interface of engineering and the quantitative and life sciences, by encouraging research and development in emerging interdisciplinary areas, and by supporting studies to assess effectiveness of these strategies. The Associate Director is a key member of the NIBIB senior leadership team and reports directly to the NIBIB Director.

The Associate Director guides the direction of NIBIB science through new research initiatives and managing research grant, cooperative agreement, and training programs that support the mission of NIBIB. The Associate Director works closely with the NIBIB Director in shaping the direction of the Institute through strategic planning, priority setting, and coordination of resources to implement these plans and priorities. This position offers a unique leadership opportunity for an exceptional scientist to have a national impact, serving as the NIBIB's authoritative source on extramural scientific programs; management of extramural research funding; management of the business and non-programmatic areas of grants administration; coordination and oversight of business-related activities associated with the negotiation, award, and administration of grants and cooperative agreements within NIBIB; and planning and execution of initial scientific and technical reviews conducted within the NIBIB. The Associate Director has the authority to address and respond to issues that affect the development, implementation, management, and review of NIBIB’s extramural scientific programs and activities, while successfully directing the Extramural Science Programs. The Associate Director has the opportunity to work collaboratively across the NIH, with other federal agencies, and with key stakeholders and organizations to further the Institute’s mission and priorities. Additional information can be found at:

We are looking for applicants with a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead within a dynamic and diverse organization. 

Applicants must possess an MD and/or PhD, or equivalent doctoral degree in the biomedical sciences, physical sciences, or engineering with broad senior-level research experience and experience in direct administration of a research program. The successful candidate should be respected within their profession, both nationally and internationally and be an accomplished individual with maturity, integrity, and outstanding communication skills. For further information regarding this position, please see the full announcement located in the “Executive Careers” section of the NIH jobs page.

The successful candidate for this position will be appointed at a salary commensurate with experience and accomplishment and with full Federal benefits, including leave, retirement, health and life insurance, long term care insurance, and savings plan (401K equivalent).

Please send your application to:
Questions may be directed to Ms. Lynn Hellinger through the above mailbox address.
NIBIB will be accepting applications on June 13, 2022 and applications are due by 11:59 p.m., EST on July 12, 2022